New Year. New Me. Yeah…I Said It.

I had this whole lame New Year post in mind for January 1st. Shocker, I never posted it. It’s in my drafts as I write this. However, tonight I really had an eye-opening moment. And I’m here to share because I think there are others that may need to hear what I have to say.

Slapped With a Big Ol’ New Year Epiphany Stick

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Cauliflower Wraps

If you are like me, you often get bored with eating the same foods day in and day out. I am always excited when I find something new to incorporate into my meals or snacks. Finding new foods to eat can sometimes be difficult if you’re trying to make healthy choices or have certain dietary restrictions.

As often as I can, I try to avoid eating grains.  This is a personal preference based on my health. I stumbled upon these Caulipower Viva Cauliflower Tortillas at Target and it’s changed my healthy eating game. Using these has allowed me to change up my meals and that’s a huge win for me!

package of caulipower cauliflower tortillas

I use these cauliflower tortillas on taco night, but my favorite way to eat these so far, is for breakfast! I heat some olive oil up in a pan and get the tortilla nice and crispy. I top it with eggs that I leave nice and gooey inside. (Look, I’m no egg expert. I’d say Sunny Side up, but I feel that’s not accurate. We will just call them gooey.) I then add avocado, sriracha, and everything bagel seasoning. The combo of textures and flavors is everything!

breakfast made with cauliflower tortilla

I also really enjoy these cauliflower tortillas with shredded chicken, avocado, taco seasoning, and sriracha. Since I also try not to eat dairy, I use these daiya dairy free cheddar style shreds. They are AMAZING. (I was just on their website and realize they also ave mexican style, mozzarella style, and many more!) I had my doubts when I bought them, but they’re so rich and creamy. Dare I say they are actually better than real cheese?!

And lastly, styling these tortillas up like a pizza are a tasty option. I used pepperoni, but very few. Also topped with a small amount of sauce, cheddar style shreds, and some spinach. The more toppings the better, but this was all I had at the time. (Don’t mind the paper plate – was family movie and pizza night. Very casual.

cauliflower tortilla pizza

I hope these suggestions have helped someone on the hunt for some new healthy eating options. Have you used these, or similar, cauliflower wraps? Drop some recipe ideas in the comments!

Missing My Dad

It has been almost three years since my Dad has passed away. So many times I’ve thought about writing about his life, his final days, and my grief. However, I’ve just not been able to do it. The more time that passes, the harder it is to accept he’s gone. The shock has worn off and the longer I go without seeing or speaking to him, the more real it becomes.

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Save The Bees!

I have wanted to start a wildflower garden for a few years, now. Not only are they beautiful and low maintenance but the bees need them! And we need bees.

I didn’t know how I wanted to start. I could buy a hundred seed packets but that seems like a pain. I did a lot of searches through companies that sell flower bulbs and seeds in bulk but never ordered anything. Continue reading

Should I Start a Blog?

As of this moment, there are only two people who know I am starting a blog; my Mom and my Husband. My Mom is looking forward to reading it and I don’t think my husband fully understands what I am talking about.

Why Should I Start a Blog?

I hesitate to start a blog because I worry that people who know me are going to wonder why I am doing it, if and when they find out. But, why should that matter? I have thought about why I am doing it myself, and I’m not really sure of the answer, either. I just want to. That is reason enough, I suppose.

Finding Inspiration to Star a Blog

A lot of the inspiration behind finally biting the bullet and just getting started came from Melissa Randall and her blog, Driftyland. It is so beautifully written. So fun, so carefree. And there are also so many sincere moments of reflection and truth that I can relate to. Her words are so inspiring. Countless times I had considered starting a blog and never did. What would I write about? Who would even want to read it? Actually, I don’t think I want anyone to read it. And then Melissa wrote, If This Fool Can Blog, You Can Too. Well, that pretty much sealed the deal.

Let’s Blog

So, I begin. I may keep my blog to myself for a while. Or maybe I will dive right in and share the link with friends and family right away. The thought of sharing this with people I know is somewhat terrifying, though I don’t know why.

If you have found your way here, “Hello!” Please stay and wait out the presumably awkward first few posts and hopefully the blog will continue to grow. 😊