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Making it Count Tuesday {food}

It's Making it Count Tuesday! Every week, Pam and Sarah are co-hosting the Making it Count Tuesday link-up. Start with any one of those fabulous ideas you have found online. Then, do it. Make it. Cook it. Create it. Take it from the screen, give it life and let it bless your world. When you're done, snap a photo, write about it and share it with us. Make your time online count.


For this week's Making it Count Tuesday, I'll share some recipes I've been making.  My family seems to appreciate my online time the most when I make it count in the kitchen.  This Beef Sriracha salad was a hit with everyone but my daughter, who doesn't like spicy.  Originally, the recipe was for lettuce wraps, but I had some spinach on hand that I wanted to use up, so I improvised.  It was delicious!  For those who don't like their food quite so hot, just ease up on the Sriracha sauce.  I used the entire 2T (plus a bit) that the recipe called for.  My husband puts Sriracha on pretty much anything he eats, I've started adopting the same habit too.  I have found that when trying to cut calories, adding lots of spice to my food helps me feel less deprived, more satisfied.  This recipe is "slow carb", 4-Hour Body diet compatible.
Beef Sriracha SaladThe recipe called for green onions, so I thought I'd also share a little tip that I first learned from Michelle.....there is no need to throw away the bottom part of your green onions.  Just use what you need from the top, place the rest in a vase of water, and they'll keep growing!  I'm sure that people who come to my house must wonder why I have green onions in a vase on my window sink ledge. ; )  This is why.  They've been growing quite fast.  I love having green onions on hand, and I haven't had to buy them in a long time.

Here is one more "slow carb" recipe that I must share....

Truffled Cauliflower Mash  this tastes a whole lot like mashed potatoes, really...I promise!  I was really missing mashed potatoes after I started watching what I ate more carefully.  Finding this recipe, made me very happy.

And here's one more recipe that I simply must share.  This is not low carb, but certainly a treat for our once a week, glorious, "cheat day".  It's simply the best French toast I have ever had.  From Orangette, Berg's French Toast. This picture is not my own, I forgot to take one.  Photo credit goes to Molly@ Orangette.

To see what other's having been doing to "Make it Count", go here!



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Reader Comments (7)

I recently started making mashed cauliflower as well -- loaded with chives from my garden -- and it's quite tasty. Always great when you can sneak in a few more veggies. :-)

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Hahaha. I scanned this post and thought it was Sarah's. I said to myself... "hmmm, these look like Dawn's recipes. I wonder why Sarah is doing the low carb thing too?" But of course it is your blog. Oops.

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I call the mashed cauliflower "fauxtatoes" at our house. They are so yummy. The French toast looks divine, and I love that tip on the onions. I wonder if I have enough sun anywhere to do that?

What a great idea about the spring onions! I will definitely try that. And I will also have to try mashed cauliflower.

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I didn't realize that green onion trick really worked! I'm so trying it.

Your recipes looks too yummy to be healthy. ;)

My family would love all your recipes -- except maybe the cauliflower, but what they don't know. Maybe I can sub a little at a time and get them used to it before I tell them! And "no way" on the onions! I had no idea. I am totally trying that!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Thank you everyone, for your kind words. : )

April 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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