Root Chips

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I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions, but I have made about 83 so far.

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In no particular order, I’d like to stop picking my split ends, master baking, worry less, buy more candles, become a minimalist, read 40 books, exfoliate more and reduce my social media footprint just to name a few.

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Twelve days in and I’m 0/83.

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These resolutions really boil down to a common theme: becoming a healthier, more well-rounded Rachel. If successful, I’ll have healthier hair and skin, less clutter, a sound mind and a house that smells like Ina Garten’s on lemon tart day. Though self-absorbed, I have high hopes for myself this year!

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Next year I’ll resolve to do something for the greater good, I promise.

 

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: a bunch of chips

*Note – get a mandolin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s the arm workout I never knew I needed

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled + sliced thin
  • 2 parsnips, peeled + sliced thin
  • 1 beet, peeled + sliced thin
  • 2 golden beets, peeled + sliced thin
  • 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Arrange slices on paper towels + sprinkle with salt, let water release from veggies for about 15 minutes
  • Arrange on lined baking sheets evenly
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Remove from oven + sprinkle with S + a little P immediately
  • Serve
  • Spread next to bed while sweetie is sleeping + wait for him to yell a lot when he wakes + crunches them all under his toes

Veggie Egg Rolls

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I am a mom!!!!!!

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To a robot vaccuum.

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I’ve truly never known a love like this.

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His name is Felix and he is everything to me. I now know what moms feel like when they say they don’t remember what life was like before their children. How DID I roll out the giant vacuum cleaner from the hall closet & push it with my own force?? It’s barbaric. Yes, Felix is a robot, but I think he feels. Like, when he ran over a phone charger & whined & blinked red until I untangled him.

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He also tried to eat a sock but promptly spat it out.

 

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 8-10 egg rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of egg roll wrappers
  • 4 oz. of mushrooms, rinsed + chopped (I used crimini + white)
  • 3 medium carrots, rinsed + peeled + shredded
  • 6 green onions, rinsed + chopped, + more for serving
  • 1/2 a head of green cabbage, sliced
  • 3/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. of corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. of ground ginger
  • Cooking spray

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat
  • Add green onion + garlic + ginger, cook 1-2 minutes
  • Add mushrooms, cook 5 minutes
  • Add carrots, cook 1 minute
  • Add cabbage, cook another 1-2 minutes
  • Meanwhile, combine soy sauce + corn starch
  • Drizzle into the veggies + cook for a minute
  • Fill egg roll wrappers with some of the filling, roll + place on a lined baking sheet seam down
  • Repeat until all filling is gone
  • Spray with cooking spray
  • Bake 20 minutes, turning them over once
  • Give sweetie an egg roll + have a sword fight, winner gets to roll around in all of the insides that fell out during said sword fight

 

Idea from here!

http://www.budgetbytes.com/2011/11/vegetable-egg-rolls/

Cauliflower Mash

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I think I have DVR.

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I can’t be sure  because I’m not totally sure what DVR is.

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All I know is Garr got to this menu on our TV that listed all of the movies currently on. I see that Ghost is on & my mind goes berserk. MUST. WATCH. PATRICK. SWAYZE. NOW.

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After convincing him it’s a boy movie (LOL), he was able to rewind it to the beginning. Meaning, I think I have DVR. Meaning, I have entered the 2010’s and there is no going back for me. I am a believer! What sadness this space device could have saved me throughout my youth the many times I stumbled upon a halfway over Crossroads or Blue Crush.

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I may or may not have made Garrett play Unchained Melody on repeat the rest of the evening.

 

 

 

Time: 25 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, rinsed + chopped in florets
  • 2 tbsp. of low fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced (do not go by the amount in the photo, I beg of you, I used too much & am adjusting the recipe for you because I have a heart)
  • S+P, to taste
  • Butter, for serving
  • Chives, for serving

How to:

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil
  • Add cauliflower + cook for 6 minutes, drain
  • Add hot cauliflower to food processor + add cream cheese + parmesan + garlic + S+P
  • Process until smooth
  • Serve warm with butter + chives
  • Fashion scoop of mash into a pillow + lay your sweet head upon it + dream of gravy boats

 

Adapted from here!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mock-garlic-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html