Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Stepping into Grace...

The day I stepped further into grace, was the day I said, "I do" to you.
An "I do" that represents so much.
A humble surrender to a hopeful future of love, forgiveness, change, grace, and so much more.
You reflect the unconditional love of Christ in so many ways. Let me name a few:
You chose me before I chose you.
You didn't let my past stop you from pursuing me.
You saw and still see me as beautiful in ways my heart can't always comprehend.
I know your love is real and organic at best; based on the baggage I carried and stuff I've put you through, I'd say your commitment to "us" is far above the rest. The day we married you reflected love and truth to me that only a righteous loving man can do.
You are a man. A very handsome man. A leader. A giver. You care. You are smart. Musical. And oh so funny. All these characteristics and many more make up you. With such a desirable long list that embodies who you are, I know many fine ladies would have been swooned (had they been given the chance). Yet in your grace you chose me. I became your "I do". What a gift.

Thank you. 

You've shaped me. You've sharpened me. You've frustrated me to the point of Grace. You've pushed me into patience. You've given me laughs. You've given me adventure. You've taught me to feel. You've taught me to "bake in the love". You've provided. You've forgiven. You've given me a future. You've given me a home. You've given me security. You've given me a son whom together we adore more than life itself. You've given me your hand to hold through it all.

Thank you. Thank you for all this undeserved grace you've given. I'm swallowed in it daily. 

Cheers to 8 years of becoming undone and made brand-new. 

I Love you. 

One last serious thing though. After all your trying you have yet to get me to understand the proper use of "their" vs "there". I'm sorry babe...this mission(impossible) is still in your hands and it could take years. So Cheers to many more together!

Oh and your muscles. You has them and I likes them.

Mah. xoxo (insert kissy face).

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Recipe

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - Recipe 

1 Large Full head of Cauliflower
2 Eggs
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 Garlic Clove Minced
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning or less
1 Tsp. Sea Salt
Parchment paper & Oil for base to cook on

A few of you have asked for the recipe I used to make the cauliflower crust I posted yesterday on Instagram. Here’s the thing though - I pulled from 3 different recipes to try and make it “perfect.” Whenever I’m trying a new recipe I pull up the same recipe on the web to see what others say about the “same” recipe. If the recipe varies a lot (which cauliflower crust does), I try to find a middle, and I think I have with this recipe!! Which is exciting, because I have failed miserably making it in the past. 

:: So here’s what I came up with and it worked out well this time ::

Preheat oven to 400 (I have a convection oven though, so mine heats more than normal), so I recommend knowing your oven, and cooking it at a lower heat if not sure. it just make take longer to cook, but that’s better than burning it. 

:: Cauliflower Steps :: 
*Run cauliflower through food processor so it turns into tiny bits.
*Microwave cauliflower for 6-10mins - I added some water to mine and heated it in two batches. Cook till it's nice and clear and soft. 
*Let the cauliflower cool in fridge after microwaving. Just long enough for you to be able to squeeze out the excess water without burning your hands. 
*Once cooled enough put cauliflower in a Nut Milk Bag and squeeze water out. The more dry the better for cooking.  

:: Spices/Eggs/Cheese Steps :: When cauliflower is cooling-
*Mix together Eggs, Mozzarella Cheese, Garlic, Italian Seasoning, Sea Salt
**You can add more or less of the seasonings or other seasoning you might like.

:: Mixing it all together ::
*Mix squeezed cauliflower into bowl with all other ingredients. Mix well.
*Put batch on Parchment Paper
*Spread out into a circle or whatever shape you like! 
*Make sure it’s thin enough to cook all the way through, but not TOO THIN! You want it to stay together. 

:: Cooking Steps ::
*Place in oven and cook till crust has browned and baked all the way through. 
*The time will vary based on your oven and thickness of crust. 
*The pizza in the crust in the picture was cooked for a good 30-40 mins.

:: Toppings ::
*Pull out crust and add all the toppings you want! 
*Bake toppings - I recommend Broiling the toppings after baking for about 5 mins or till browned to your liking - Broiling gives it a nice yummy finish!

THEN ENJOY! :)    Let me know if you have any questions. 

I hope to perfect this even more over time. 
If you know any secrets to making the perfect cauliflower crust, let me know!