Paleo Cauliflower (& Broccoli) Crust Pizza

Tonight I wanted to make dinner for my parents who have been eating paleo, so I decided to make this cauliflower crust recipe for them:

https://paleoleap.com/cauliflower-crust-pizza/

The recipe for the crust was very good! It fell apart very easily but I still have yet to find a cauliflower pizza crust recipe that doesn’t fall apart when you try to pick it up. For the topping, I used a precooked and packaged smoked sausage and it was awesome!! I almost liked it better than ground sausage!

I also make a broccoli crust pizza (link on previous post) for my sister and I, who does not like cauliflower as much. We used black olives, roasted green pepper and turkey pepperoni for our sausage. Both were delicious and will be made again!

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Shrimp Boil Sheet Pan Dinner

For dinner today, I wanted to throw something together that was healthier and easy. I thought of doing a sort of shrimp boil sheet pan dinner, so I googled it and found a recipe from this blog site I love!

https://damndelicious.net/2017/02/13/sheet-pan-shrimp-boil/

It was such a simple and quick dinner, and I absolutely loved the old bay seasoning on it. Corn on the cob was a tad expensive so instead I threw on some cauliflower, zucchini, red pepper & carrots that I had to use them up and all items were great in the recipe. I will definitely do this again sometime with the corn on the cob!

White Bean & Tuna Salad

This weekend, I have been craving white beans and I have some cans of tuna that have been taking up space in my pantry, so I decided to see if white bean and tuna salad was a thing. After some googling, it turns out it is actually a thing and I decided to make this recipe for lunchesthis week:

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/251517/tuna-white-bean-salad/

It is actually really tasty and I’ll be using some Aldi Fit & Active flatbreads to make wraps for lunch this week with the white bean tuna salad inside! Going to be a good week of lunches!

Chicken Chili Verde from WGC

I follow What’s Gaby Cooking and am signed up for her email subscription list and love all of her recipes she sends out! This week she sent this Chicken Chili Verde recipe and I really wanted to make it, so this is recipe #3 that I used the shredded chicken for. Similar to my chicken lunch, this is meant to be dinner for the whole week so it was a nice easy meal to make for the entire week!

https://whatsgabycooking.com/chicken-chili-verde/?ct=t(RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN)

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

For my second shredded chicken meal, I wanted to make a homemade meal for a friend who has a newborn baby, so I decided to make her a chicken pot pie with a homemade crust just as she wanted it! Here is the recipe I used:

https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/chicken-pot-pie/

I got a bit lucky because there was some leftover dough and filling so I was able to make my sister and I two mini cupcake sized chicken pot pies for dinner and boy am I glad that there were leftovers because it was amazing! An easy recipe to make and even better with homemade crust!!

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

This weekend, I made a ton of shredded chicken after buying 6 pounds of it in order to make 3 large meals out of it. All I did was stick the chicken breasts in a crock pot with a bit of water, salt, pepper and garlic chicken. I put it on high and after about 3 hours it was thoroughly cooked through and ready to be shredded!

The first thing that I made with the shredded chicken was this Greek yogurt chicken salad for lunch all week:

https://www.wellplated.com/greek-yogurt-chicken-salad/

It was a good variation on chicken salad that was healthier and tasted good! I look forward to eating it for lunch this week!

Spinach Ravioli

Today I decided to try and step up my pasta making game by not only making spinach pasta dough, but also spinach ravioli out of the dough! It was definitely a time consuming and tedious process, but I was pretty proud of the result! For the filling, I made half of them with a basic Ricotta and herb filling. The other half of them I made with this feta, brussel sprout and fig filling:

https://naturallyella.com/brussel-sprout-fig-and-feta-ravioli-video/

I froze most of the ravioli after I made it so that I could pull it out and eat it in the future, but I cooked some of them for dinner in a white wine butter sauce.When I cooked the ravioli, one of them broke open so I’ll just have to practice sealing them better and am hoping more don’t break open in the future! However was a delicious and great first experience making ravioli and making spinach pasta dough as well!

Gingerbread Poke Cake

My mom was asking if there was a cake recipe I wanted her to try and make for my birthday, and I have been craving gingerbread so I have her this one to try:

http://whatscookinglove.com/2014/11/gingerbread-caramel-poke-cake/

I also wanted to try and look for something convenient and easy for her to do, and I think this one was for her! It was a good recipe, but I think she could have poked some deeper holes to soak the cake a bit more because the soaked parts were amazing and the other ones were more dry compared to the soaked parts of course!