Today I was craving food with VOLUME! I am back on my unltra-clean grain free, body shrinking diet and was wanting to nom-nom NOM.
1egg and 3 egg whites is allowed once a week on my Karla the Nutrionist led diet. It feels like a lot of food which is JUST WHAT I NEEDED.
Cauliflower is not my favorite food. BUT I have found ways to yummy it up. This recipe is definitely one of them.
I was originally going to make cauliflower bread, but Mr. Handsome had used the last of the parchment paper without my knowing. After hollering "RUINOR!" and playfully punching his chest, I remembered that I had muffin paper holder thingys on hand. Sigh.....my lunch was saved by an impulse buy a month ago....not to mention our household peace ;).
In the recipe I do not tell you how to make cauliflower rice, but it is pretty simple. Somehow make your cauliflower become really small like rice. You can grate it, throw it in a food processor, or use your imagination. Then you need to heat up your rice. I put it in a bowl and microwave it covered for 10 minutes. I am sure there is a non-microwave way to do that, but I do not currently know it.
I think that is all you need to know.
And it is ok to not share. The calories are low and the protein is high.
The company I design for, Frond Design Studios, came into existence through Stephanie Brandenburg's days working at Fern Hill in South Amana. Stephanie's concept of creating fabric with LARGE images that feel fresh off of an artist's easle, was born out of this quaint shop in South Amana, Iowa.
Every once in awhile I get to hang out with the Fern Hill crew and enjoy the customers that stop by. It is always a good time with lots of laughs and quilt stories.
This past Saturday, was a visit day, and OF COURSE it was a good time!
These ladies were a blast! They recognized my dress fabric immediately and it led to some great conversation about color and quilts. Helping them pick out fabrics was definitely a highlight of my day. In fact they came back for a second round when they realized they didn't buy enough fabric for their project. I enjoyed getting to see them again!
I am slightly obnoxious. It is part of my nature. Any who is around me long enough will get to experience it. Hopefully, they see it as part of my charm.......hopefully ;).
As I was getting ready for bed on Friday night, I came up with the idea to paint this little frame with the intention of torturing the lovely people of Fern Hill with picture taking. I say torture, because unlike the young culture of America, many people do not love having their picture being taken. I however, LOVE to capture an event. Looking back on a good time adds a lot of joy to my life. Hopefully, they will enjoy these pictures as much as I do for years to come.
Here is Stephanie looking ADORABLE peeking from behind the frame. She is the brains and beauty behind Frond Design Studios. It is an honor to work with her.
Here we are, SQUEEZING into the frame. It was a struggle! But we all managed to fit in!!! This pic makes me giggle!
Linda didn't really want me taking pictures of her.....but look at her. She is precious!!
Here is Patti, the owner of Fern Hill. Her heart is big and her stories are many, what a great combination. I could spend hours talking with her.
Aww! Cute picture of Joey and Stephanie! Joey is the official shuffler/helper of both Frond and Fern Hill. He helps move all the big stuff with a joyful attitude, no matter what.
Cheryl poses with adorable attitude! We had a great lunch break together.
This sweet woman is new to Fern Hill. It was fun getting to know Wendy!
I left the day with fabric designs dancing in my head. What will I do next???? So many ideas crackling in my head. I guess we will all have to wait and see!
If you are looking for a great place to buy fabric, check them out in person (South Amana, Iowa) or online at https://www.fernhill.net/. They always keep our Frond fabrics on hand.
And if you haven't checked out my new YouTube channel, please do! It is good home grown entertainment.
Something about starting a new chapter really gets my heart a-pumping. Sets my mind a blazing with ideas and possibilities.
How about New Years Resolutions? Do you do them? I sometimes do.
Some years resolutions, are exactly what I need to have movement forward. And some years I go for a single word.
I pray and request a word. It arrives into my life in different ways and is confirmed.
This year I felt was a "WORD" year.
Within this word holds meaning for my mind, body, and spirit. Financial prosperity, health prosperity, spiritual prosperity.
In the words of world renown speaker and author, Lisa Nichols, I say:
(If you haven't heard of her, do yourself a favor and check her out! She has it going on.)
Claiming and holding onto the message of Prosperity while going full time into my freelance creative life is a bold move. Sharing this private message with you, is even bolder.
But here is the thing, I am begining to understand a bit about my role of existence in this time, on this place called earth......and it is not for me to be quiet. In fact, it is quite the opposite. I am called to be vulnerable and SHARE my journey.
So, if this word Prosperity speaks to your heart, go ahead and CLAIM IT! I hold out this word and share it WITH you. There is enough for all of us.
Yes, there is.
Go ahead and shake awake those dreams that have been sitting idle inside of you. Try them out, test them. See how they fit. You won't know unless you look into it.
Let your story be unlocked and start walking into your FAITH required path.
I wish you were sitting across from me while reading this. You would see my eyes smiling at you and would see, I really believe in your God given destiny.