Friday, May 12, 2017

Innovations: Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Substituting flour for cauliflower can cut calories and add extra nutritional value to your pizza night. Try this easy cauliflower pizza crust recipe, courtesy of Terra's Kitchen.

What you need
  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about 1/2 a large head)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

What to do        
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Grate the cauliflower using a box grater until you have two cups of cauliflower crumbles. Place in a large bowl and microwave for 7 to 8 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave and let cool.
  3. Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden.
  4. Top the pizza with the sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.

Recipe Credit: Terra's Kitchen

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Moore's Marinades for All Summer Grilling

We are super excited that Moore's Marinades is one of our in-kind sponsors for the Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival on May 13, Kimberton Fairgrounds, benefitting the Phoenixville Public Library.  
Tickets are only $40 for over 100 craft beer and wine samples with a special tasting glass. 

This spring and summer seasons, go easy on yourself and let Moore's Marinades and Sauces do the work for you. They have a ton of delicious flavors (and recipes!) to get those wings and chicken going. Break out the wet wipes - it’s about to go down! Moore’s Sauces and Marinades has the best tasting sauces to kick off grilling nights like a champion.

Based in Alabama, Moore’s pours their heart into their marinades and sauces to give football fans a taste of true southern flavor. 
Whether you crave a sweet, sticky taste or a hot, tangy flavor, Moore’s has a stellar lineup of products for you to indulge in the best wings you’ve ever had. 

This year try Moore's Wing Trio recipe for a winning weekend snack that is super easy to make and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. 

A delicious blend of Creamy Ranch BuffaloBlue Cheese Buffalo and the award-winning Original Buffalo Wing Sauce, this must-have grub will thrill any wing lover’s taste buds.

Don't miss this delish marinade, pick some up at Acme or at the Festival where I'll be handing out some bottles to attendees. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Get Your Veggies with Mocktails

Mocktails are non- alcoholic cocktails. They offer a wide range of ingredients like fruit juices, veggie juices, spices, herbs, mineral water, ice and sweetener. Also known as mock cocktails, they’re a delicious, refreshing alternative to an alcoholic drink. And for people who don’t want to broadcast that they’re avoiding alcohol, mocktails are the perfect answer. If you ditch the alcohol and choose healthy ingredients, including a healthy low-calorie sweetener such as stevia, you can avoid a boatload of calories not to mention a hangover.

So if you want to get rid of the winter “pudge” and that muffin top, add mocktails to your spring shape up plan. You should also feel a lot better when you wake up in the morning.
You may also want to try a short juice fast with mocktails before dinner. 

Icy Spicy Gazpacho
2 tomatoes, cut in chunks
1 cup fresh carrot juice (about 5–7 carrots)
1 lemon, juiced, peeled (if putting it through a juice machine)
1/4 cup cilantro, rinsed and chopped
1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 small jalapeño, chopped
3 radishes

Place the tomato chunks in a freezer bag and freeze until solid. This is optional.
Or you can use fresh tomatoes placed in the blender; then you would need to add ice cubes.
Pour the carrot and lemon juices into a blender and add the frozen tomato chunks, cilantro, salt, cumin,  jalapeño, and radishes. Blend on high speed until smooth but slushy;
serve immediately. Serves 2.

Lemon Sipper
With less than 10 calories, this is an ideal low-calorie, vitamin C–rich thirst
1/2 lemon, washed or peeled if not organic
1 cup unsweetened mineral water
2–3 drops liquid stevia
4 ice cubes
Juice the lemon and pour the juice into a glass over ice. Add the mineral water and stir to combine. Sweeten with stevia to taste.

Cherie Calbom MSN holds a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University. Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, she is the author of 32 books including her latest The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting and Sugar Knockout