Creamy cauliflower mash

Hi! How’s the day going? So happy you liked the tartlet recipe! Let me know if you give them a whirl ?

Anyone else going through a major mid-summer closet purge?

It happened so quickly, shortly after reading a post my friend Maria FBed about a capsule wardrobe. I was instantly intrigued; before you knew it, I was knee-deep in closet piles, digging and sorting. 

I told the Pilot what I was up to, and he LAUGHED. And then his eyes got really large and he said, “What happens if you go on a crazy shopping binge after all of this?”

His obvious doubt made me even more determined to do it.

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(The process also made me realize how much of my wardrobe is grey and/or striped.)

After the Pilot saw piles of clothes on the bed (I was teaching a class), he sent me a little tease tweet: 

Tommy tweet

The fear is real ?

Maria has been my capsule wardrobe(ish) buddy, and she sent me an awesome list for staple pieces. We’re not going to the extreme (37 pieces is a little intense) but definitely minimizing things. If you guys like, I could do a Fashion post about it before the blog revamp launches and the Fashion page officially dies. (I think I’ll do Fashion posts on the main page, but they’ll be rare; they don’t seem to warrant their own page category.)

It felt really great to get everything sorted out and limit pieces to the things I really love and wear often. 

Last night, I made a real dinner: Jenna’s turkey lentil loaf (doubled the recipe and nixed the carrots) with cauliflower mash, sautéed zucchini

Dinner

+ a new wine.

  

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Last time I posted the cauliflower mash, a few friends asked for the recipe. It’s really easy, and according to Livi, kind of stinky ? This was a Whitney creation, as it’s one of her weekly staples. It’s an awesome side to have on hand, and I especially love it on top of chicken and greens like a gravy.

-Wash and chop one head of cauliflower into large pieces

-Steam on the stovetop for about 10 minutes, until you can easily pierce with a fork

-Let cool slightly and transfer to a blender with about 1 cup of chicken broth and a little almond milk

-Blend on high -use the tamper to push the cauliflower around until it’s nice and creamy- and pour back into your large pot. (I’ll drain and rinse the pot before pouring the blended cauliflower into it.) Stir in a tablespoon of butter, garlic power, salt and pepper to taste, and about a teaspoon of dried chives. Allow to cool completely before storing in the fridge.

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Boom! Easy healthy side dish.

Hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful day! See ya in the morning with your August workout calendar (wahoo!) and a new Zumba video.

Gina 

What’s something in your closet that you wear allllllll the time? This summer, it’s been my Joe’s jean shorts. Anyone else stuck on the grey striped bus? ?

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