Tofu-Cauliflower Stuffed Peppers

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I had to get rid of a lot of stuff in my fridge before it went bad, so I decided to come up with my own recipe. This is my yummy Tofu-Cauliflower Stuffed Peppers. It tastes pretty good if you asked me (my son didn’t spit it out.) Here is the recipe for anyone who is brave enough to try this authentic Christina Le recipe. *best of luck to you*
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What you’ll need:
1/2 cauliflower
4 cups of Spinach
1 Shallot Onion (taste sweeter)
1/2 regular onion
1/2 lemon
2 Red Bell Peppers
1 package of extra firm tofu
chopped garlic (2 cloves)
basil
herbes de provence
chipotle spice
raw honey
sea salt and pepper

ImageIn a large skillet, slice a couple of of slices off your lemon and bring your water to a boil. While you’re waiting, wash and cut your veggies and tofu. Leave the bottom half of your peppers, unchopped and sliced the other half. Boil your cauliflower until they’re soft and also steam your pepper then remove them from the heat. Return the skillet and pour a dime size of olive oil into your pan. Once it’s warm, toss in your garlic/ regular onion. Then add your tofu and cook until it’s lightly brown and throw in your spinach and sliced peppers. Start adding your spices ( sorry, i didn’t measure because I eyeballed everything–so i would say, whatever you think! haha, sorry!!) I pour a bit of raw honey in because I wanted something kind of sweet too. Once everything is cooked, remove and begin stuffing your peppers. DONE!

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ImageThe best part of this is that I KNOW this will be a clean meal because I doubt there can be a lot of calories in tofu and vegetables.

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Veal American Chop Suey

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1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped
2 cloves Garlic
1 pound Ground Veal
1 teaspoon Black Pepper and sea salt (you can flavor it yourself)
1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Diced Tomatoes With Juice
1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Tomato Sauce
1 can (6 Oz. Can) Tomato Paste
1 Tablespoon Sugar
⅓ cups Water
1 pound Macaroni
Grated Parmesan Cheese

I had originally found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen and immediately fell in love! I tweaked the recipe a bit because I’m stuck in the middle of a snowstorm and was not able to run to the grocery store. Instead of beef, I used veal because it was in my freezer. I think I like it even more with veal because if you haven’t tried veal yet then just believe me when I say that it has this distinct flavor that tastes fantastic! Also, if you’re a fitness fanatic and is looking for a lean meat then veal is your go-to! Enjoy!

Stop tying expectations with flowers!

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I was watching Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand’s Grammy performance of “You don’t bring me flowers” and it made me really want to go out to buy flowers for myself. The song speaks about a relationship falling apart and how things change between two people. The used-to-be’s and the not-anymores happens often in relationships but if you buy flowers for yourself then you don’t have to feel bad about the used-to-be’s or the not-anymores. You can simply brighten up your own day by buying them for yourself just because you can. I remember reading this particular blog about all the reasons why the author didn’t want her boyfriend to buy her flowers. It stuck with me because her reasons included that flowers always meant “I’m sorry” or it would elude to future disappointments due to given high expectations; meaning if you give a girl flowers in the beginning of the relationship or on anniversaries, she will expect them all the time, and if you don’t give her flowers anymore then it would lead to the “used-to-be’s”. 

In my opinion, I think people think too deeply into things and maybe they should just enjoy some nice fresh flowers. Whether someone gives them to you, buy them yourself or pick them from the garden next door — just enjoy the simple beauty that comes from having flowers in a vase on your table. I know these made me cheery.  Happy Monday! 

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