by "QuickieChick" Laurel House
CauliflowerI'm usually not the biggest fan of cauliflower. But for some reason while I was at Trader Joes the other day I felt inclined to buy the bag of prepped florets. After over a week in my fridge and the expiration date looming, I decided to play with it. The worst thing that could happen is that it would suck and I would suck it up with a not thrilling dinner.
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Easy Flavor-Full Baked Veggies
So I pre-heated the over to 400, cut the cauliflower into florets, steamed the brussels sprouts in the microwave, cut the mushrooms, then mixed them all together in a mixing bowl. I added sea salt, pepper, some olive oil. Mixed it up with my hands. I dumped way too much on a baking sheet and drizzled a little more olive oil onto it. I baked it for about 30 minutes until the veggies were all browning but not burnt.
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While they were getting soft and delicious I took a bag of "Miracle Noodles" (calorie-free, no carb, truly amazing noodles), rinsed them over and over to get the slightly fishy taste off of them, then dumped them in a bowl and seasoned them (remember that each ingredient should be seasoned individually so they can stand on their own feet) with sea salt, white pepper, a little Earth Balance buttery spread, and a squirt of lemon juice (for a little acid and to brighten the flavor- you always want a little acid for balance).
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Once the veggies were ready, I tossed them in with the miracle noodles. Ok… so delish. AMAzing. Must be a miracle!
Laurel (read more quickie tips- download Fit to Flirt e-book for free!)
QuickieChick's Cheat SheetLaurel House is a lifestyle author, expert, writer, personal trainer and the "QuickieChick." Her "quickies" are all about making the most out of every moment- whether it's a saddlebag-burning "Quickie Workout in Bed," a de-puffing "Bites with Benefits" meal, or how to get a $150 spa-quality skin peel out of a $1 tomato and lemon at-home Refrigerator Facial. Her YouTube videos have received over 6 million views and now you can get even more Quickie Tips in her new book "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget"(St. Martin's, May 2012).