Cauliflower Everything! You Will Be So Surprised!!

Weight Watchers has been good to me so far down 11 lbs and learning each and every day to be more disciplined! Plus the Lion King and I have joined one of the nicer gyms in Broken Arrow.  Yes, I drag my butt out of bed at 4:30 AM to be there at 5:00 AM, and it’s TUFF, no doubt!  But, it gets me going for the day, and my energy level just keeps increasing!

This is one of the recipes they have talked about in WW that is just the bomb! I am making it tomorrow. I did buy the already chopped up cauliflower in the produce section, along with already chopped tomatoes and onions. I feel like I am at a point in my life, if I have to spend a little extra for convenience, that’s exactly what I am going to do. I love tabouli, so I am super excited to see how this turns out! I will post a pic once I get it made and share my thoughts on the taste. I am a huge fan of the cauliflower mashed taters, they have not failed me yet, along with the cauliflower rice. Pretty sure this will be just as good!

Let’s get healthy!!!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

  • 1/2 large head of cauliflower chopped up into florets (discard the tough core)
  • 3 large bunches finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 cups finely diced tomatoes (about 8 large tomatoes with flesh scooped out)
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped (white and green parts)
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and finely diced (after seeds scooped out)
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  1. To make the cauliflower rice, place the raw florets into a food processor fitted with the S blade, and pulse until the consistency of couscous.
  2. Transfer this mixture to a large mixing bowl, add all of the other ingredients, and toss until well combined. Tweak olive oil, lemon juice, mint, salt, and pepper to taste.

Flashback! The Carpenters!

 

It’s kind of funny how just watching TV can spark so many memories. The Lion King and I are actually sitting here watching OETA as they play and are selling CD’s for the “Carpenters”.

I myself forgot how many great songs they actually did. What a tragic ending to a great duo when Karen Carpenter passed. They again were a great part of my childhood. I remember being in elementary school, and doing a performance in the choir singing “Close To You”.

Let’s take a little flash back..

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

YUMMY!!!

Sundried Tomato and Basil Bisque

Ready for cooler temps and serve up some of this!!

Yield: 4 Servings

Sundried Tomato and Basil Bisque

Sun-Dried Tomato Bisque photo by Alouette

Ingredients

1 oz Bacon; cut in ¼ inch strips 1 can of your favorite All Natural Vegetable Stock
1 can of your favorite All Natural Tomato soup 1 6.5 oz All Natural Sundried Tomato and Basil ; Alouette soft spreadable cheese

Preparation

Sauté bacon in heavy gauge sauce pot until crispy

Drain fat from sauce pot

Add Tomato soup and vegetable stock and bring to a boil

Add Alouette Sundried Tomato and Basil soft cheese

Bring back to a boil and serve

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars, 

Lion Queen

The BEST of SNL!!!

Oh my gosh! There was nothing better than growing up in 70’s and turning on the tube at 10:30, especially if you were somewhere other than home, take a toke or eat a brownie, wink, wink. Especially if you were at a friends house and their parents were gone, LOL! Then tuning into Saturday Night Live! This group, in this picture was the best ever, they are 70’s legends. So many laughs, Saturday nights, and being with friends and we didn’t even leave the house! Why? Because we simply wanted to stay home and watch them.

Thank you SNL for being a HUGE part of great teenage memories!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

Love A Room with Color!

I am my Father’s daughter.  My Dad never liked drab colors and one of his favorite colors was the robin egg blue. I am so tired of drab colors, it seems like that is all I have seen forever, and of course the “trend” right now. I am transitioning into color more and more. It just gives a room so much more personality. It doesn’t have to be over kill, but it gives a room life! Life is good, and it just adds so much happiness to a room! And of course we all want happy!

Love, Hugs, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

Fifties and only Beginning