Month: July 2016

Sunday Cauliflower Cakes  

I used my left over cauliflower mash to make few cauliflower cakes (like potato cakes) this morning. They were quite delish!  Here’s my recipe for the mash…  Cauliflower Mashers… https://ginasjoys.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/1869/ Spray a non stick skillet with cooking oil, I use olive in my kitchen normally, I did here too. Or you can use a scant amount of cooking oil.  Cook 5 minutes per side, the mix has egg in it so you want to make sure that’s cooked.  Top the cake with an egg, or whatever you like. A bit of sourcream would be good too.  Ingredients…  about a cup of leftover mash  2 tablespoons sharp cheddar cooking spray or cooking oil 1 beaten egg I did this very simply Process Combine the mash with the extra cheese Add in the egg mix, combine all well Heat your skillet to medium high Drop about a 1/3 cup mash mix on to your hot skillet, spread out into a circle shape Cook each cake for about 5 minutes per side *Flip these carefully, they will be …

Cauliflower Mashers 

I had some cauliflower to use up so I decided to make cauliflower mash. This makes a great substitute for mashed potatoes, it is so yummy, you will hardly miss the potatoes. Depending on the size of the cauliflower head you are using, this recipe will serve approximately 3-6 people as a side dish.  Ingredient gathering, quick cooking the fresh garlic now… All chopped up.  Salting the water…  I also added garlic powder for an extra flavor punch. Into the boiling water the florets go  10 minutes on high, and walla they are done  Add the cauliflower to your blending/chopping/mixing vessel. Use a bowl if you like. The cauliflower is so soft after the cooking process it is possible to mash it with a fork or hand held masher.  Use a blender, cuisinart or a hand held masher to mash up the cauliflower  And there you go,  Oh my, so good.  Served it up today as my side dish. I  topped the mash with grated sharp cheddar cheese and green onion.  These yummy cauliflower mashers …

Back At It

Cooking so relaxing me, today I am enjoying some down time, mostly spending it at home. I will have something delish cooking on the stove top later, I have another lil yummy something started in my crockpot now. A few good reads are also on my agenda today, perhaps a good movie or two as well,  I am all set for a nice day at home.  Wishing all a pleasant weekend.           g.  Later, today’s recipe post or two… 

Simple and Semi-Homemade Chicken Cesaer Salad 

A long healthy hike calls for a nice healthy lunch.  I did it, made it to the top!    This salad is both simple and delish. I just happened to have some chicken tenders to cook up,  Chicken Cesear Salad… that definitely worked.  Ingredients… One bag of Cesaer salad mix Cooked sliced chicken. I used 5 small chicken tender pieces per my 1 bag of salad (season the chicken as you like, I used s&p and garlic powder)  Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste for the salad mix Combine all ingredients  Enjoy Plan your next hike!  *currently I am counting carbs, so I skipped the croutons, normally… those lil crunchy morsels are yummy touch in my book. Go ahead, add them. *this salad would make an excellent light dinner as well.                                                                                        …