Happy Hump Day!
I am SO excited to share these two recipes with you!!
Lately some of my favorite meals are traditionally unhealthy dishes that I’ve found a healthier version for. Chris does not like to be surprised (scarred by a young Chocolate Zucchini Bread incident), so I’m not allowed to call Cauliflower Tots, Tater Tots, because “that’s not what they are”. 🙂 As long as I’m honest upfront, he’s game for (almost) anything.
So, speaking of Cauli Tots, you’ll find the link to the recipe here. I am addicted. I have no idea how she made them look perfect, though.
Just a few tips & tricks- I steamed a head of cauliflower for about 15 minutes in this steamer my mom gave me that has to be at least 10 years old. It gets the job done 🙂
This amount makes about 2.5 batches. I only pulsed the blender about 6 times and the cauliflower blended nicely into a rice consistency. The only cheese we had was Mexican blend, and I’m not sure it really mattered that much- there was cheddar in there, somewhere 🙂 I also didn’t use parsley because a couple years ago we grew too much, and I tend to leave it out of recipes now because I’m still not over it…
But anyways, these are WAY better than tater tots, no doubt. They do take a little while to prepare and are a little messy, but completely worth it.
To go with the cauli tots, I found this Brussel Sprout Pizza on a blog I follow. The blog is called A Beautiful Mess– it’s a really awesome blog of crafts, home improvements, fashion, food, etc. It’s awesome & you should follow it too! Anyway… we’ve made this multiple times in the last couple months. Maybe once a week…I’m not even ashamed, because I LOVE brussel sprouts. And pizza. And BBQ sauce. Sooooo, it’s basically perfect.
We follow the instructions completely on this recipe. It’s the best pizza dough I’ve ever made, and I always freeze half for the following week. We don’t use a whole lot of cheese as you can see below, because I’m all about the veggies. I don’t usually just like a couple toppings on my pizza- I love variety. Give me veggie lovers over pepperoni any day. But this, with only a couple ingredients, is amazing as is.
Anyone else out there have a serious addiction to brussel sprouts? I don’t know why they were labeled the “gross” vegetable for children. I wish I had discovered them before I was 27!