Harry Houdini would be proud. The ‘nothing’ I’m referencing is what I thought I could possibly make for dinner tonight.

But I turned on my thinker and came up with something, a solid meal plan:

Cauliflower & Mushroom Casserole

I don't know who was eating at the corners of this while it cooled.

In the dish:

  • 2 cups cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 pint mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • basic white sauce (whole wheat flour, butter, 1/4 c parmesan)
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder

I chopped my veggies, cooked up the brown rice, made the white sauce, and threw it all together in a large bowl. Stir, stir, stir. Season. Place into casserole dish. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

I served this with some tilapia and an orange Balsamic reduction.

This was my first second attempt an making a balsamic reduction. (I have tried to block out the first try ::blech::) I squeezed the juice from one orange into 1/3 c balsamic vinegar (way too much). Then proceeded to whisk my heart out, until it was nice and thick.

Note: This process creates a very cumbersome aroma. It might not be wise to plan this before having guests in your home, or I suggest you invest in some serious odor-eaters.


Pumpkin Fudge à la HEAB

(3.5 ingredient fudge)

I saw HEAB’s 2-ingredient fudge this week, and I knew I needed to have it in my life. How convenient that I have copious amounts of chocolate and coconut milk on hand? Since this is the easiest base for fudge ever I figured it would be fair to experiment.

Enter pumpkin…

… and cacao nibs…

Come on, patience, I know you’re in there somewhere!

Thanks Heather, from the bottom of my happy belly!

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2 Responses to Something from Nothing

  1. “I don’t know who was eating at the corners of this while it cooled”…um yeah, that was me. Sorry about that. Hehe. :)

    So glad you enjoyed the fudge. I’ve got a big can of Libby’s pumpkin sitting in my cabinet. Can’t wait to try it in my next batch of fudge!

    • Halley says:

      I tried to be patient, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to eating most of the fudge with a spoon, long before it had set. :) So much easier than the recipe off the Fudge container, and far less guilt!

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