Frozen Broccoli Soup

I had put broccoli in the freezer before we went on holidays, thinking that when I took it out it would be as crisp when I bought it…ahhh, no! It was mushy and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I was actually going to throw it out, but I don’t like to waste food. I went to the fridge and saw I had a few ingredients I could use to make a soup with the frozen broccoli.

Ingredients

NOTE: you can see my pj’s. It was late that night when we got home and I had to make something.

Head of broccoli or what ever veggie you have on hand

1 cup of leftover chicken stock

½ white onion

Some butter (I think it would be a tablespoon?)

½ cup of my half and half coffee cream, but you could use milk too, or try soy…be creative

½ cup of cheese. This was for him. I don’t like cheese because it bungs me up. Hey, I’m going to be honest in my posts. Sorry, if it’s too much info…lol

You’ll need a blender. I used the hand blender in the put because, as I mention in a lot of my recipes, I hate cleaning, but somehow I always have LOTS of dishes to do.

 

Instructions:

  1. Add the butter to a soup pot on medium
  2. Cut up the onion and add it to the butter. Wait for them the start cooking for about 2 – 4 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken stock to the onions. Turn the heat up to 7 or 8
  4. Take the thawed broccoli or keep it frozen, add them to the pot until the start to boil. 7-10 minutes. You want them to get soft so you can blend them.
  5. Add the cream or milk after 5 minutes to the pot.
  6. Add the cheese or not. Up to you.
  7. Grab your hand blender and start to blend until it gets smooth. Or if you have big blender. Poor the ingredients into the blender and hit blend!
  8. And voila. Leftover Frozen broccoli soup, but not frozen…he he.

Try with whatever frozen veggie you have on hand and let me know how it went. I love trying new things.

 

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Healthy Pizza Crust Using Leftover Cauliflower

Have you decided what’s for dinner or even lunch? I haven’t. I have been feeling that I am sick of food. I get that at least once every couple of months. I just don’t know what to make anymore and when I think of something, my brain goes…meh. However, I don’t want to waste the food in the fridge, so I need to make something. I came across this great and very easy recipe called

I have 1/2 a cauliflower head and don’t want to eat it just like that again. So I went surfing and found a cool recipe. Check it out here:

http://www.theluckypennyblog.com/2013/05/the-best-dairy-free-cauliflower-pizza.html

 

 

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Easy Protein Breakfast Bars in 5 minutes

Easy Protein Breakfast Bars in 5 minutes

I am getting sick of eggs. I was down south on holidays for a week and ate eggs almost every day. So, when we got home, I was definitely not in the mood for eggs. I was going through the cupboards trying to figure out what to make for breakfast without going out and buying stuff, but I also wanted it to be healthy and saw that I could make protein bars in 5 minutes using leftovers.

 

Protein Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

½ cup almonds (use any nuts you want or have left in the cupboard)

1 cup Peanut butter (it was hard as rock so I heated it up and good as new)

10 medjool dates (they look like bugs…but, they taste really good and sweet)

¼ or ½ cup of Water (want the oats and nuts to mesh together)

3 packets or 1 cut of oatmeal (the packages work just as good)

You’ll also need a blender, nutribullet, coffee grinder or a chopper to crush the nuts and dates. It doesn’t really work by hand and chopping them, welllllll, try it if you want, but it will take a long time and will hurt like a bugger.

Instructions

  1. Take your hard as rock peanut butter and poor into a big enough bowl. Put the bowl into the microwave to heat it up so it will be smooth enough to mix with all the ingredients. (ONLY heat up the peanut butter if your peanut butter is hard or if you want to make mixing easier).
  2. Add the cup of oatmeal or whatever amount you have on hand into the peanut butter.
  3. Take a handful of almonds and put in the blender to crush them. Take them out and put them in the peanut butter bowl.
  4. Grab about 10 dates or however many you want and blend them. Take them out and put them in the peanut butter bowl.
  5. Mush all the ingredients together using your hands, not a spoon because it takes too long.
  6. Add some water if it’s not all sticking together. Poor gradually and mush it together until its thick.
  7. If you have some parchment paper, put that down first because it saves you from having to clean the dish after. Hey, I don’t like cleaning, so I try to avoid it…lol
  8. Place in a dish of your choice. I chose glass dish because…that’s the only one I have that will make them square.
  9. Put in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Trust me, it needs a bit of time to stick together. So, don’t try to taste it before. wink wink
  10. Take it out and cut it as desired

If you don’t have these ingredients, use what you have on hand.

Be creative and enjoy the process.

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Do you really want to own a business?

Are you considering starting a business, or maybe you have one already.
Are you like me, feeling a bit overwhelmed like maybe your business will not work? Maybe you won’t be as successful as others, or worse, it doesn’t get off the ground? Well, STOP right there. It will and I am going to help you get there, but in the meantime, I want you to print this My Do NOT Panic Statement. I took a book writing workshop a few years back and one of the things he said for us to do was to read out the statement with everyone else in the room, then sign it and keep it with you at all times. This statement is going to help remind you that what you’re doing is going to happen, but that you need to be patient.
I kept the paper, but the book is still germinating as he put it. However, it got me thinking that this could work for your business. Print it out and insert the image of your business or project you are working on. Whatever you do, be sure to have it someplace where you will see it daily.

I have provided a Do NOT Panic Statement-template I made. Feel free to change it to meet your needs.

My Do NOT Panic Statement

This business will happen for me.
I understand that it could happen within the next few weeks, maybe the next few months, or maybe even next few years, but “it” will happen!
Every great business idea requires a period to grow and develop before it sees success.
Until that time…I will stay calm because I know I am worthy and it will happen!
Signature: _______________________________
Date: _______________________________

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