Cauliflower Cheesy Bread Sticks

Are you trying to stay away from bread or foods that include white flour? Probably not unless you are on some kind of low carb diet. But if you are, I have a solution for a substitute by using riced cauliflower.

I have never been a believer in all the smack about making pizza crust, mashed potatoes or anything else using Cauliflower. No matter what I have made with cauliflower, It taste like cauliflower. Period. You can not substitute a veggie for bread. Sorry, it just can not be done.
However, I came pretty close when I decided to give cauliflower bread sticks a try. I do believe you can make anything good if you add enough cheese to it. 

It was a Sunday afternoon and I had nothing else to do so I experimented with a recipe and made Cauliflower Cheesy Bread Sticks. 

We used them as a side dish to our dinner that night. Nick gave them a shoulder shrug but not a full thumbs up. However, after eating a couple of them dipped in marinara sauce, they were a hit. We had enough leftover to use the next day and heated up well in the toaster oven.

Here is the recipe:
  • 2 Cups frozen riced cauliflower (one bag).
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese for topping.

  1. -Cook or microwave the cauliflower as directed (you want it to be soft).
  2. -Mix all the ingredients together and add to the cauliflower. 
  3. -Spread onto a cookie sheet and form into a rectangle. (Do not add the topping yet).
  4. -Bake 425 for about 25 minutes or until it turns brown. 
  5. -Add 1/2 Cup cheese on top and bake another 5 minutes. 

My thoughts:
They were pretty good. I would make them again. I would change the recipe to just one egg because I thought they were a little too eggy. Also, I would have maybe cooked them a little longer to try and get crunchy edges. 

The original recipe can be found HERE

How My Job Search is Going.

Everyone keeps asking how my job search is going.

I am happy to announce that I have been offered a part time job at a local Plasma Center.
The bad part is that it’s part time. I have talked to them about my need for full time and they plan to work on granting me that soon. 
The pay is less than half of what I used to make but at least it gets my foot in the door and some experience with my Phlebotomy training. 

I accepted and I start the first of February.

I am not as excited as I thought I would be. I’m scared and nervous. This is going to be so much different than what I’m used to. 
I also do not feel the support from others. 
When I mention I found a job, their face perks up. When I mention what and where, their face drops and they usually say something like, “oh, ew” or “why”. supposedly, plasma centers have a bad rap around here.
This makes a part of me feel less proud while it makes the other half of me want to go for it harder.

I am trying to keep a positive mind and do the best I can do. I want to be a great employee and do my job at it’s best. 

There is more going on too with my job opportunities, but I am not ready to talk about that on my blog just yet.  Let’s just say “While one door closed on me, two more have opened”.  
Stay tuned...