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pin-spiration: cauliflower

I am obsessed with cauliflower. I love vegetables in general, and never really ate cauliflower growing up–unless it was served steamed (read: bland AF) at a relative’s house. Cauliflower turned my life around when I went on this clean eating challenge after coming home from my booze-filled second year of college. One of the meals was roasted cauliflower with lentils, and man oh man, that was life changing. Cauliflower takes on a whole new personality when you toss it in olive oil, S+P and garlic and pop it in the oven for 40 minutes–smoky, caramelized, and nutty flavor develops in this incredibly bland vegetable. Now, I’ll regularly roast an entire head of cauliflower and just eat the whole thing for dinner.

The other great thing about this veggie (besides being super healthy) is how versatile it is. I know people who are gluten-free that turn cauliflower into pizza crust and breadsticks, and I’m a die-hard fan of cauliflower soup. My go-to non-recipe is to puree roasted cauliflower with vegetable stock, sautéed garlic and onion, and a spoonful of milk for a ridiculously creamy concoction. Check out more of my fave recipes on Pinterest.


sunday DIY

Lately, I’ve been in a creative mood and decided to craft something simple and pretty. I love Mason jars and their seemingly endless uses, operating as drinking glasses, pencil holders, and flower vases in my small apartment. I stumbled upon plastic Mason-jar-style cups at a dollar store, and found pretty gold and paper stickers at Target for just a dollar. I used colored markers, which I already had, to accent the gold stickers. Image

With only three items, it was super easy to decorate and personalize the cups I bought. I made one as a gift for my sister, and another for myself. It’s best to draw on the stickers before applying them to the surface, which should be done carefully so they don’t wrinkle. Since the stickers are paper, it’s best that these are rinsed gently rather than putting them through a dishwasher after use. Happy crafting!Image