Creamy Cauliflower Gratin from Feasting at Home:
½ C diced Bacon (optional ) or sub vegetarian “Bacon Bits”
1-2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Cup sliced red onion or shallots
6-10 garlic cloves, rough chopped
1 Large head cauliflower
½ C water
Preheat oven to 375F.
Slice head of cauliflower into ½ inch think slices and chop into bite size pieces. Saute Bacon in a heavy bottom skillet on medium heat until just crisp. Set bacon aside, drain fat and wipe out pan. Saute onion over med- high heat in 1-2 T olive oil until tender, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, turn heat to med and sauté until fragrant and golden. Add Chopped Cauliflower and ½ C water. Turn heat to med low, cover pan with foil or lid and let steam 12-14 minutes, until water has evaporated and cauliflower is tender.
While cauliflower is steaming, make Sage Bechamel. In a small pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir until butter just begins to become golden and becomes nutty and fragrant. Add flour. Stir and cook flour for at least 1 minute. Whisk in ½ C milk making sure to whisk all the flour from the corners and sides of the pot. Add another ½ C milk, whisking well. When thickened, add final cup of milk, sage, spices, salt and whisk constantly until mixture thickens and just comes to a boil. Turn heat off. Add cheese and whisk until smooth.
Pour Sage Bechamel over the steamed cauliflower and stir it in, coating cauliflower well. Top with crispy bacon (or bacon bits) and few sage leaves and a little more cheese (optional) or bread crumbs ( optional). You could refrigerate overnight at this point if making ahead.
Bake in the oven, uncovered until lightly browned and bubbly, about 25 minutes.
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• 2 cups raw hazelnuts
• 1/4 cup cocoa powder
• 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup almond milk
• 2-4 tablespoons powdered stevia, honey, agave or maple (optional, can omit)
—> preheat oven to 400 F
—> roast the hazelnuts for 10-12 minutes till it’s toasted then use a towel to rub the skin off. (Not all will come off)
—> blend in a food processor until it turns into hazelnut butter ( another 10-12 minutes) stopping to scrape it down every 2-3 minutes
—> add other ingredients and blend more till it’s smooth and creamy, and well blended.
—> store in an airtight container / jar in a fridge !!
—> ENJOY! x
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How dog breeders have “improved” breeds over the past 100 years.
- The basset hound never used to sit so low. The dog has suffered changes to his rear leg structure, has excessive skin, vertebrae problems, droopy eyes that are prone to ectropion and entropion, and excessively large ears.
- The bull terrier used to be an athletic dog, but over the years his snout was mutated to be oversized and bending downwards, leading to respiratory issues. Many bull terriers have supernumerary teeth and are compulsive tail chasers and air biters owing to brain deformities.
- The boxer now has a much shorter face with an extremely short snout. The hindquarters are also lower. Like all brachycephalic dogs, the boxer has difficulty controlling his temperature in hot weather, meaning they are prone to overheating and collapsing in the summer. The boxer also has one of the highest cancer rates among dog breeds and many modern day boxers suffer from seizures.
- The english bulldog has evolved into a creature that suffers from almost every known disease. A kennel club survey conducted in 2004 found that they die on average at only 6 years and 4 months old. They cannot mate without human intervention, and cannot give birth naturally due to their giant heads. There is no such thing as a truly healthy bulldog.
- The dachshund, at one time, used to have functional legs and necks for their size. Their backs and legs have gotten longer, chest jutted forward, and legs have shrunk to such proportions that there is barely any clearance between their chest and the floor. Obese dachshunds usually have to actually drag their bellies across the ground. Their risk for intervertebral disc disease - which can result in paralysis - is extremely high. They are also prone to achrondoplastic related pathologies, progressive retinal apathy, and problems with their legs and joints.
- Pugs are the most inbred breed of dog in existence - an investigation carried out found that amongst the 10,000 pugs found in the UK are so inbred, the gene pool consists of the equivalent of only 50 individuals. They are extremely brachycephalic, and suffer severely from all the associated problems - the folds in their face frequently get infected, they struggle to breathe (making snoring/snorting/huffing noises even without moving), they have high blood pressure, low oxygenation, often collapse and die in the summer or if allowed to overheat, dentition problems due to their skulls being so curled in, and perhaps most shocking - their double curled tail is actually a genetic defect, and in its most serious forms leads to paralysis and many dogs needed a wheelchair or being euthanised if this progresses. These dogs are usually culled if they fail to produce this ‘attractive’ trait.
Healthy puppies that do not succumb to these ridiculous modern day breed standards are usually culled. One very heartbreaking example is the rhodesian ridgeback. The ridge is actually a genetic deformity - a mild form of spinal bifida - and puppies born without this ridge are healthy - but since the ridge is their namesake, healthy puppies are normally culled at birth and only those with noticeable ridges are bred from, thus passing the disability down to future dogs. Below is a ridgeback alongside a healthy, ridgeless dog.
3 to 4 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full…. people are choosing to buy from breeders or shops instead of offering them a home.
Homeless animals outnumber homeless people by 5:1.
Only 1 in 10 dogs will ever find a permanent home.
25 PER CENT OF DOGS THAT ENTER SHELTERS ARE PUREBREEDS.
Please consider adopting a homeless dog. Please don’t encourage breeding these animals when there are so many being killed every year. Breeding is a profit, not “just” a hobby, and even if you think your breeder is reputable, they are still churning out puppies into a world where pets are seen as disposable.
This post is EXTREMELY important and I want all of you to read it.
NEVER buy a dog. Adoption should be your only option.
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Well whatcha know… Vegan!
I love angel food cake and I love lemon bars…this is perfect. Two ingredient Lemon Bars. 1 box angel food cake mix 2 cans lemon pie filling (the recipe originally called for only 1 can). Mix dry cake mix and cans of pie filling together in large bowl (I just mixed it by hand) Pour into greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is starting to brown. Use sugar-free filling.