RECIPE: Delicious Cauliflower Rice

RECIPE: Delicious Cauliflower Rice

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a waistline friendly alternative side dish to potatoes or rice? Something that soaks up all the delicious juices from the sauces of your favorite dishes without any of the guilt? […]

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Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a waistline friendly alternative side dish to potatoes or rice? Something that soaks up all the delicious juices from the sauces of your favorite dishes without any of the guilt? […]

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Spiralized Beets with Chive-Balsamic Dressing

Spiralized Beets with Chive-Balsamic Dressing

Have I ever told you guys that I have two spiralizers?  Confession:  I do.  Additional confession:  I’m thinking about buying a third!

An early adopter of spiralizing, I bought a Paderno 3-blade spiralizer way back when which I’ve used for years, and then I got a free one when I hosted a Pampered Chef party.  I thought it would be fun to try a new version that attacks the veggies at a different angle.  And, while I love them both, they’re having a tough time with beets – – which I can’t have.  I’ve been debating replacing the Paderno one with the Inspiralizer (y’all know, Ali over at Inspiralized, right?)  Have any of y’all tried hers??

Would LOVE to know your reviews.  In the meantime, I’m going to buy smaller beets to tackle with my current tools.  I totally plan on making this salad again today, and can’t wait to enjoy it again!

This is definitely my favorite Inspiralized recipe to date, and one that you need to try!  I was messaging this week with Ali, sharing that I think this tastes like a lightly pickled beet salad.  Yum!!!  It comes together super quick (assuming your spiralizer can handle your beets!)  As a tip, you can definitely buy pre-spiralized beets at the grocery store.  I’ve seen them at Target, Sprouts, and Whole Foods here in Colorado.

Note:  I modified the original recipe slightly to include less oil.  I didn’t miss it at ALL!

Spiralized Beets with Balsamic-Chive Dressing

Adapted from Inspiralized

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

2 medium beets, peeled and spiralized into thin spaghetti noodles

olive oil cooking spray

salt and pepper

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. honey

2 Tbsp. minced chives

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the beet noodles. Spritz with olive oil cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes until fork-tender.

2.  Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. In a large bowl, whisk together to oil, water, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper.

3.  Once beets are done, add them to the bowl with the dressing and toss well to combine.  Add your chives to the bowl and toss additionally.  Let rest in the refrigerator until chilled and then serve.

4.  Serve and enjoy!

Per 1/4 recipe serving:

CAL 81; CARB 12g; FAT 4g; SAT FAT 1g; PROT 1g; FIB 2g; SUG 9g

WW Points+: 6; WW Smart Points: 2

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Spiralized Beets with Chive-Balsamic Dressing originally appeared on No Thanks to Cake on 08/26/2017.

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Have I ever told you guys that I have two spiralizers?  Confession:  I do.  Additional confession:  I’m thinking about buying a third! An early adopter of spiralizing, I bought a Paderno 3-blade spiralizer way back when which I’ve used for years, and then I got a free one when I hosted a Pampered Chef party.  I thought…

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21-Minute SPRINT Interval 30-Day Challenge

21-Minute SPRINT Interval 30-Day Challenge

Things are going strong! The 30-Day Full Body Chair Challenge was awesome, but we have a new month ahead and it’s time for a fresh, pick up the pace, butt kicking challenge! Read on for details on what it […]

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You’re Probably Not Going to Believe This….

You’re Probably Not Going to Believe This….

Remember just a few weeks ago, when I basically blogged about food and activity and fun stuff??

The week was going great. We were making huge progress in getting our daughter and her family back into their home after the flood just a few weeks ago. We even made waffles on Sunday morning and I counted steps at least one day in the past week. Things were feeling good and there was a light at the end of the tunnel.

We cleaned really good on Sunday (right after our waffle feast!) and wrapped up a few things on Monday. The carpet was to be installed Tuesday and Mike was going to finish up the new trim. They just needed a few furniture pieces and we could move the kids and grand kids back into their home this coming weekend.

Nope.

The house flooded again Tuesday morning. 26 days after the first flood. It was higher this time.  The items that were salvaged in the last flood were lost in this one.

Monday. Clean and ready for carpet and trim! Yay…so happy!

 

Tuesday.

When we got the call early Tuesday morning that the street was flooding again, we all just sat in the living room looking at each other. I was thinking….there is no way this is really happening. There’s just no way.

It happened. Kate and I drove down to see the house after the water level went down. It was awful. Such a feeling of defeat. All of the hours spent cleaning up and fixing…..gone.

Many items that were salvageable the first go around now need to be replaced.

All of the doors now need to be replaced. All of the base cabinets now need to be replaced. The garage was full of the items that we were able to save from flood one. Those items are now in the dumpster that was delivered this morning. We don’t know yet if the appliances are salvageable.

Thanks to so many of our friends that went down with us on Tuesday to cut out all of the wet drywall and thanks to all of our friends that went down yesterday to help throw it all in the dumpster that was delivered this morning.

It’s hard to ask for help sometimes because I know everyone has their own stuff going on, but it was just too much to do all over again and I knew that all that we had to do was to ask.

They all just jumped right in!

 

 

 

The goal was to have the kids back in their home this weekend so I could spend a few days preparing for my surgery next Thursday.

Basically, everything sucks right now and I’m a giant mess.

I want to help our kids. They feel they need to be out of the house before my surgery. I understand that but hate it at the same time. There is absolutely no way we can now have them back in their house. They lost so much more this time. I know Mike is exhausted. Basically, everything sucks right now. Did I say that?

I’ll post one more time before surgery, but for now, we’ve got some shit to figure out!!

I will stay strong and I really do have a million reasons to smile and laugh. I do. I really do, but I cried a lot yesterday.

 

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Remember just a few weeks ago, when I basically blogged about food and activity and fun stuff?? The week was going great. We were making huge progress in getting our daughter and her family back into their home after the flood just a few weeks ago. We even made waffles on Sunday morning and I […]

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