Don’t Be Too Busy For This

Never get too busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Are life choices sometimes hard to make?  When your heart is in the right place, right choices are easier but not always perfect.  What then, should we do? 

How do we even make choices in life that reflect who we are?  

What should our priorities be? 

What happens when life needs offset our heart’s desires?  

How can we not fall short? 

I just posted the following post on the Facebook page that goes with this blog:  

 

The entire post goes like this:

Just as I was about to write a post about hummingbirds, I got a call which required a little bit more of “me” there (somewhere else) than here (writing a blog). I’m back, and you’ll be seeing that hummingbird post soon! In the meantime… I agree…. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a ‘life’.” Consider those words as you balance the different areas of THINGS you have in your life with THOSE who share life with you here on this earth. Some decisions do not always have cut and dry answers, and lines of priorities sometimes blur out of necessity beyond your control. However, if your heart is in the right place in advance, you’ll most likely have the rest of “you” where it most needs to be. Best wishes for ALL of you in ALL of your lives. Now… on to writing that article I’m so looking forward to writing! See you here again soon!

Sincerely,
Chris Stevens,
The New American Home With Chris Stevens @ padoozles.com
 

I had originally planned on just popping this blog open thinking I would be then ready to write a blog article on hummingbirds as referenced on my Facebook page post.

I was geared to go, people!  

However, as the window opened, and I looked upon my blog site, I realized I needed to stop a moment to make sure I shared my thoughts HERE as well and not just on that Facebook page. 

Making a living is VERY important, folk.  I know that.  

There are actually lots of other important things in life too, some things that don’t always have anything to do with what we WISH we were doing at any given moment.  

My thoughts today are not about making a living, jobs, daily necessities, or priorities, nor do they have anything really to do with time management, home and work conflicts, parenting questions, mothering choices, work at home desires (if that’s the situation) or outside-of-the-home careers (if THAT’S the situation).  

My thoughts here are ONLY about keeping life in perspective and feeling good about decisions you make when you make the best decision you can.  

Will you always make the best decision, make the best choices in life?  Maybe sometimes.  Maybe sometimes you won’t even really HAVE a choice, or have an option even you like.

Just remember this through it all though: 

Your decisions may reflect your situation and thought processes, but who you ARE is embedded in your heart.

What is in your heart right now?  

To be sure, your decisions may not always represent in public what is inside your heart.  Life is full of plenty of choices to make, and you can’t always make some decisions strictly by the heart.  

But that doesn’t mean your heart has no part of you.  

What’s more, your heart is where you will find the best of this world, the most important parts of your life.  Your heart is where you will find the people who make life… well… make life the best life that life can be.  

It’s OK to make wise decisions, and it is necessary to engage the brain when thinking things through.  (Never trust a heart to think through details, lol)  

But never be just too busy for others in your life.   

There are people who need you.  You need them too.   

That kind of arrangement was by God Almighty’s design.    

However, grace is by God’s design too.  

Life’s rewards are not always based on perfect situations.

Good decisions do not result in a perfect life anyway.

However, making time to show the people in your life that you care for THEM will most certainly be one of the best decisions you could ever make in this life. 

Taking time for others will bless them… and you.  

Taking the time to think about others in your life when making decisions will most certainly yield the best decisions you can make.

 

Dear Lord,

You are with me all the time.  You must be busy!  You have the world on your shoulders, and this world is full of things for you to do.  Yet… you are with me.  

I might call your constant presence and help in my life the most pronounced multi-taking this world has ever seen.  You know what though… that description is far too small to describe your presence.

I think a better description of what you do for me is that you love me.  You LOVE me.

Everything you have done, are doing, and WILL do for me flows from that love.  You do not look down on me.  You intend great things for me.  You exult me.  You are rejoicing in my very being, no matter how small I may feel at any given time.   

You want the best for me.  You are willing to help me, and in YOUR perfectness, you can make all things happen for Good.  

Thank you for being there for me in such love.

Now as I go through life, please help me to love those others you have placed in my life – those always there in my life and those you bring forth for just a while as in seasons in time.  

Help me see when I’m too busy or absent.  Help me to see when those in my life need me.  Give me guidance in how to show my love for those around me. 

Then please cover them… and me… in grace… when I have failed others in some way. 

After all, I realize I am not perfect, but I know you are perfect in all ways.  Your perfection is far above anything I can offer.  

I praise your very being, and I thank you for mine and for those whom you have placed in my life.  

May I NEVER take those “beings” for granted in my life.   May I always make my love for them more important than my love of things in this world.  

Then may I always be ever mindful of Your presence and grace in ALL of our lives when life “things” mess with even the best intentions.  YOU, Heavenly Father, is what makes “it all” work in life.

Thank you for the cover.  I need it.  

Amen and Amen. 

 

Friends, go and love. 

Bless, and be blessed.  

That, as I mentioned, is God’s design.

But remember, grace… God’s grace… thankfully… is by God’s design too. 

We win. 

 


 

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Thank you.  Chris Stevens at The New American Home with Chris Stevens

How Chris Cuomo of CNN Just Spoke to THIS Woman

Cup of coffee

What should good Christian men and women do when they are mocked for having an opinion that differs from someone with power or authority? Is there even any good answer to that? Consider this.

What SHOULD a Christian do when they are belittled or defiled by the world? 

I watched CNN this morning as Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo hosted a morning news show called “New Morning”.  

I wasn’t watching for anything in particular this morning.  I had just turned CNN on to catch the daily “drift” of current events and watch any political “sensations of the day”.  

As I sat there as a relaxed morning couch potato just sipping my coffee and munching a flax seed muffin I had just whipped up, I saw Dr. Ben Carson… shall we say enter stage.  

Dr. Carson was there to be interviewed by the male host of the show “New Morning”, Mr. Chris Cuomo.

While the first questions Mr. Cuomo had for Dr. Carson were about Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican presumptive nominee for President of The United States and a New York Times story that had been refuted earlier in the morning by one of those quoted in the article, Mr. Cuomo seemed to gear off message before even 5 minutes were up.  

Well, you know… I’m not in TV journalism land, and I was just sitting there as a mature (over 50) woman with a cup of coffee and a flax seed muffin in hand, but it kind of appeared to me that when Dr. Carson equated what he determined as misquotes in the NY Times article with the struggles he had with saying one thing and seeing it reported “out of context” (as Dr. Carson fairly much described it generally speaking), Mr. Cuomo seemily seized upon an opportune moment without hesitation and perhaps without even wisdom or control.   

Dr. Carson:  

(Referring to times he has felt his words have been misquoted) 

“… and they take a portion of it and make it into a headline when it’s completely the opposite of what you’re intending.  … And they (journalists) do this purposefully.  That’s what’s so bad.  

I appeal to people in the press and particularly the younger generation to reject that.  It may be tempting because maybe you’ll get a promotion and maybe you’ll be the big man on campus, but we’ve gotta start thinking about our nation. 

Chris Cuomo:

“… You should be judged for what you DO because we are not a part of a big gang; I promise you there is no communication, ah, ‘inter-mural-ly’ between different journalists to collude on stories, but often, the reason that you get taken, a way you don’t like, as a politician, is because what you said doesn’t come out the way you WANTED it, Dr. Carson, and you’ve had that experience as well, Dr. Carson.  It’s not always the reporter when you get caught out there saying something you shouldn’t have or didn’t want to say.  Right?” 

Ben Carson:  

“Ah, I wouldn’t say always, but there are clearly people who have an agenda, and they will CLEARLY take things and distort them, or over blow them.  

I mean, I could give you MULTIPLE examples (chuckles), and it’s just, it’s absurd, and people know that, and that’s one of the reasons the American people don’t trust the press as much as they used to.  

It used to be…. 

You know… I remember when I was growing up, and you would turn the TV on, and you would see Walter Cronkite or somebody like that, and you know, you could really trust them.  Even though Cronkite was a left wing radical, you would never know that.” 

Mr. Cuomo responded in defense of Walter Cronkite whom he called his “mentor” and said he believed he (Walter Cronkite) did the job the right way upon which Ben Carson said:

“He did a very good job.  We can agree on that”.  

You can see that and the entire interview here.  

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/05/16/ben-carson-new-day-donald-trump-media.cnn 

You can also see the full interview here:  

 

 

Disturbed by the above words which felt to me as as either an opportunistic slam on Dr. Carson’s communication skills or perhaps a stress vent which resulted in a still-perceived mocking of Dr. Carson’s communication skills, I tweeted the following comment and tagged Mr. Cuomo in it.  

 

I received this reply from Chris Cuomo shortly after that tweet:  

 

And I responded, but let me be honest about my feelings first.  

I felt like I had just been shamed!  I was upset Mr. Carson was treated as he was.  I said something, and I felt as if I had just been shamed.  I was angry.     

Oh, I’ll admit, while not a horrible response, my response was not AS controlled as some might feel it should have been.  Let’s remember though, I’m not the one who is supposedly the professional journalist here either.

I DO profess Jesus Christ as my Savior though.   I have that label of “Christian” which I carry.

Consequently, while I am not bound to any professional journalist’s take of me, and being spoken to abusively should NEVER be tolerated, I AM bound to the Heavenly Father who is always shaping and molding me in a direction of retrospection and growth. I can at least now be retrospect as to how I could have best handled the undignified description this man gave me as a response to my complaint.    

Here was the conversation after I received a message from Mr. Cuomo saying I was no more savvy than my Twitter handle “@Padoozles”.

 

And as one more jab to make my point, I sent a follow-up tweet to CNN:

 

 

And this (just for the record so I’m not accused of not telling you I said this too):

 

But alas, all my re-examination, rehashing, and recapitulation was for naught.  

I was not spoken badly to…..  I guess…. 

 

And…

I should be able to take a joke… I guess…. 

 

 

At this point, I had at least begun the process of determining how to quiet a man who had NOT supposedly made me a victim of shaming and who had “just — made  —  a —- joke”, so I responded:  

@ChrisCuomo Will it make you feel better if we can what you said a joke? 🙂 @CNN


OK, so now I realize I misspelled the word “call” and incorrectly typed it as “can” in the tweet above.  You see, Mr. Cuomo, when you tell a women she isn’t any more savvy than the word “padoozles”, you really DO make them self-conscious.  And I am, but at least I lighted it up enough that you felt you won, and I figured you might at least then leave me alone.  

I received this finalized statement from the winner, or perceived winner.  

To which I informed him, in the tweet below, I indeed WOULD explain.

 

@ChrisCuomo I WILL explain, and you’ll get a copy. Oh yea, it was BEFORE Dr. Carson mentioned Walter Cronkite, just for the record you know.

 

So there you go, Mr. Cuomo.  That was a lot of your time wasted (and mine as well) on some little morning couch potato with a cup of coffee, a flax seed muffin, and an opened mouth watching in disbelief and disgust of what I perceived as outright mocking of Dr. Ben Carson.  

That was simply a lot of wasted time.

However, since you seem so dedicated to following up on one woman’s complaint over how you spoke to Mr. Carson, your response to my complaint so eerily similar to what I perceived as your response to Dr. Carson’s this morning, I took the time to “explain”.  

Mr. Cuomo, I STILL don’t like the way you spoke with Dr. Carson.  I felt like you used his ‘complaint’ as an opportunity to mock him.  

Furthermore Mr. Cuomo, you DID mock me.  Calling me as “savvy” as my Twitter name @Padoozles DOES make me a victim, not a victim in the sense of a rape victim, but a victim in the sense of feeling mocked… and yea….  feeling like someone was trying to “shame me” so that I would “shut up”. 

When you shame a woman, when you shame ANYONE, that is wrong.  

And just so you know, Mr. Cuomo, my name is Chris Stevens @padoozles, and padoozles is THIS website where I write to women every day about being the best kind of women God has created them to be… even in a tough world, with hard decisions, through mistakes, or with people who want to silence the woman’s voice when it’s convenient for them to do so.  

Wishing you well now, Mr. Cuomo.  I pray you will see where you might be at this time of your life and that you may come to understand something you had not realized before.  

If you can do that, I will consider this time worthwhile on my part.  

With that said….

What should good Christian men and women do when they are mocked for having an opinion that differs from someone with power or authority? 

I’m not sure I know the right answer.  I have been honest here with how I first responded in anger to degrading words but then how I went on to try to control my own actions through the anger.  

More importantly, I at least took responsibility for my part in what I could do to keep the situation from escalating once I realized I would not win, if for no other reason than another seemed intent on never letting me leave unscathed in some way. 

Most importantly however, I remember now that I am a precious child of God and that God exults in me no matter what mean or silly things someone might say to me or call me.

In other words:

  1.  I made my point, a valid one. 
  2. When I perceived a degradation, a non-winning situation, I chose to use whatever actions were available to me to de-escalate that bad situation.
  3. I moved on, ever encourage by my faith.

Hopefully I’ll be able to encourage others along the way even more now too because of what I’ve learned from this event.

You’re right, Mr. Cuomo… I am NO victim.  I am a strong woman, and my Lord God loves me.  I am NO victim.

And I’m going to hold Christ Jesus in my heart and remember that love no matter what ANYONE says or does to me.

Maybe for this time anyway, that’s the best thing I could be doing.   

If you have been shamed or just feel badly about yourself in some way, please read the article I JUST WROTE this morning, long before I knew anyone like Mr. Chris Cuomo would make their way into my life today.  

The Lord Will Exult Me? | A Look At Zephaniah 3:17

Yep.  The Lord has great timing, doesn’t He? 

Unique DIY Indoor Herb Gardens That Inspire

Recycle Vintage Tins

How many ways can you grow your own herbs inside?  There are plenty of ways apparently.  Who knew!  Be unique.  See how to build your own herb garden here!  

Pioneer Settler, a very nice homesteading and self sufficiency website has 15 different indoor herb gardens you can create using items from mason jars to file drawers to tea cups.  

If you like to recycle and re-purpose, or if you simply want a hanging herb garden chandelier in your dining room (I’m NOT kidding, lol), you might want to take a look at the article “Indoor Herb Garden Ideas” at the Pioneer Settler website. 

A couple of my favorite from that article include:

The tea pot herb garden here:

Tea Pot Herb Garden

 

And the gutter indoor herb garden here:

Gutter Indoor Herb Garden

 

 For simplicity sake, and just because so many people love mason jars, the mason jar herb garden is worth a mention here too.  

See it here:

Mason Jar Herb Garden 

Links to instructions for all 15 unique herb gardens are included at the article, so you will have all you need to get started!  

Oh yea, the chandelier herb garden?

Here it is!

Hanging Herb Garden

 

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use (Amazon Associate Link) 

 

The website at Applied Health provides 19 MORE innovative and creative ways to build and/or set up an herb garden.  Now some of these ideas are for outside herb gardens, but a lot of them show how to grow herbs indoors, and even some of the outdoor ideas could easily be applied to an indoor setting.  

If you have some old chairs you might like to paint in some bold, soft, or whatever-other-way possible, you could always place a couple of them in the corner of a room alongside a small painted table to create a stunningly natural garden indoors.

Like this:

Stand for indoor herb garden

How about re-purposing a desk to create a very different kind of indoor garden for growing herbs?

Like this:

Repurposed desk for indoor herb garden

Or you could just recycle some vintage canisters or vintage tins for your herbs.

Recycle Vintage Tins

Whoa.  I just realized how pretty an arrangement like this would look on the slide out shelf of my prized yellow Hoosier cabinet!  I’m in!  

You can see the above plus tons more ideas at the Applied Health article here:  Up-cycling Ideas to Make an Indoor Herb Garden.

The website “Life On A Balcony” has some great instructions on how to build an herb garden using a wooden shipping pallet.  

Isn’t this cute?

Herb Garden Made With Wooden Shipping Pallet

Really, the instructions at “Life on a Balcony” are great.  Go see!  You can do it!  I know you can!  

Floating Plant Shelf

You could also create a beautiful indoor herbal garden in your kitchen window.  

You can be simple with a floating plant shelf (see the photo here), insert glass or wooden shelves in the kitchen window, or just set a few different-sized and shaped pots with herbs near or in front of your kitchen window.  

Find the easy-to-follow directions to make this floating plant shelf here:  

DIY Floating Plant Shelf

 

A DIY ladder garden might work if you have enough room indoors.

DIY Ladder Garden

Or you could just purchase any size or shape ladder garden for whatever works in your home.  

This wooden A-frame plant stand would work quite nicely for arranging pots of various herbs.  (Amazon Associate Link) 

This plant stand for a corner might be just right instead.  (Amazon Associate Link) 

 

You could even use a white metal plant stand for an herb garden AND to create a living room divider if the area you’re thinking about has enough light for your plants! 

Can you see it now?  

(Amazon Associate Link) 

 

Whatever the look of your home or however cute, unique, traditional or natural you might like, you can find an option for creating your own beautiful indoor herb garden!  

Happy herb growing! 

The Lord Will Exult Me? | A Look At Zephaniah 3:17

I’ve always expected God to love me, but would He exult me?  That seems a little far fetched, but hey, I’m open to it.  Are you?  Check this out. 

Zephaniah 3:17 goes like this:

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

There’s the Scripture for you today to ponder with me, a daily devotional reading of sorts.

Now for those who like visuals, I found this beautiful meme with the thoughts of this Scripture embedded right there for you to see with your own eyes.  The words are slightly different, but the meaning and sentiment are still the same.  

Here:

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord Your God Will Exalt You

The Scripture has five major components to it.  That basic premise is pretty easy to see.

They are all promises too, and here are those promises:  

 

1.  The Lord God is with you.

Whether you “feel” Him there at the time or not, He IS with you.  Jesus Christ assured us God would be with us always through His Spirit.

 

2.  Through Him, you are saved.

It’s a good thing we aren’t saved through our own actions, but Christ has the right stuff to do so! 

 

3.  God is so happy when you are happy.  He rejoices in that!

Isn’t it just down right cool to think about the happiness our Heavenly Father has when He sees His children are happy! 

 

4.  During those not-so-happy times, we are covered with God’s love. 

We haven’t even begun to experience the depth of God’s love yet.  When we face those tough times here on this earth though, His love will be available to us so that we can find peace in it all. 

 

5.  God will exult you. 

The translation in the visual states this as God rejoicing over you.

 

I don’t know about you, but that last part kind of tripped me up!  

Oh yea, we’ve been taught all the other things throughout life, and they come naturally to our belief systems.

1  God’s Spirit is among us.  Check.

2  Christ came to die, rise again, and we are saved.  Check.

3  God is there is good times.  Check.

4  God is there in bad times.  Check. 

5  I am exulted.  Huh????

 

Those first four promises rely on the goodness and grace of God Almighty, something we can easily justify since God Almighty IS so good and great and gracious. 

But He will exalt US? 

That doesn’t seem to be just speaking highly of HIM.

Isn’t that saying something about US?  

See, here’s my confusion with this.  

That #5 promise above is STILL a promise. We can see that as a promise.  It’s just the exultation over me that has me asking “But why?”   

God will (WILL) exult.  He says that.  

Still….

Why?  

Does God NEED a reason to exult us?

Maybe that’s the key. 

OK, I really need to get hold of this because it just doesn’t fit so easily for me into those other four promises, mostly because this one seems to have something to do with you and me, not just God. 

…he will exult over you with loud singing.

So perhaps we should investigate what “exult” means?

Merriam Webster defines “exult” as “to leap for joy” or to “to be extremely joyful”. 

Dictionary.com defines “exult” as to show or feel lively or triumph joy.

YourDictionary.com says “exult” is to feel great happiness or joy. 

And finally, the the thesaurus gives these synonyms for the word “exult”:

Be delighted

Be elated

Be overjoyed

Cheer

Celebrate

Rejoice

I’m not sure you are seeing it yet, but I’ve finally come to see something I had not realized at the beginning when I first saw this Bible verse, and that is:  

He gives no reason there as to WHY He exults us.

God does not NEED a reason to exult us.  

Zephaniah 3:17 simply says He exults us, no qualification listed. 

You know, you (and I) must be pretty special as God’s creation, and His creation alone, for Him to rejoice in our being, celebrate our being, cheer our being, be overjoyed in our being, be elated in our being, be delighted in our being.

While God is all those wonderful things, even without any qualification or standards at all, we are precious in God’s sight, so precious He sings in mighty joy that we exist. 

We EXIST. 

Well, I guess I did stumble upon ONE qualification.  We EXIST.  

However, that’s not such a high standard to live up to though, is it?  … to “exist”… to “have been created”…  

The point is, you may have human standards you try, don’t try, live, or don’t live up to. 

You may be a success.  You may feel like a failure.  You may BE a failure by earthly standards.

The Heavenly Father above may rejoice in your accomplishments here for sure.

But He exults over your existence no matter what – simply because you are HIS accomplishment, and you are His child.  

And THAT is not saying anything about what you have done or not done.

It’s just saying God made you, and He delights in you, HIS creation, the child He loves. 

So the next time you feel as if you fall short of the glory of God, just remember that you ARE the glory that God exults.

It’s that simple.  

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for creating me.  

I was not just some twinkle in my parents’ eyes.  I am a direct creation of design by YOUR HANDS.  You made me; You wanted me to exist, and you made me just the way You WANTED to make me.  

You knew who I was, knew what I would be, knew what I would do and knew what I would mess up along the way long before I was aware of any of that myself.  Yet You still made me, and you exult over me, your creation. 

I’m so lucky, so fortunate, so blessed, so appreciative, so thankful, so grateful right now, Lord.  I sure haven’t done much to deserve the joy You are telling me that You have for me.  I sure haven’t done what I would think would be worthy of Your exultation. 

And yet, You exult over me.  You have said so in Your Word!  

Your character is above mine, and Your knowledge and understanding are beyond mine.  You are excited in the simple idea that I have come to “be”.  Wow, how blessed I am!  

Praise be to You that You are so gracious and so good. 

I still want to honor you though, Heavenly Father.  I want to be more, Lord.  I want to do more.  Please help me become more of that person You created, using my time, my life, my ME you created to do more and to live up to all that is possible in my life.

In the meantime and also no matter what…  it’s nice to know I’m that important to you, even if… especially SINCE… everything is completely dependent on Your goodness and grace… and not me… nor my works… and certainly not my successes of which I usually mess up pretty much most of the time. 

PS, It’s pretty cool thinking about the idea of You jumping for joy and singing loudly for me up there in Heaven.  That actually gives me hope.  

Thank you, Father.

Thank you.

In Christ’s name I pray for myself and for all reading this, 

Amen

Making Low Carb Buns With Cauliflower Rice

How to Make Low Carb Cauliflower Buns
How to Make Low Carb Cauliflower Buns

Low Carb Buns Make With Cauliflower – Amazing!

I’m always pinning low carb bread recipes, but these low carb buns made with cauliflower rice seem over-the-top good. These are a must try! 

Now if you haven’t been watching the new healthy recipe trends of late, you may have missed all the nifty new recipes with cauliflower, all sorts and sizes and shapes of cauliflower.  

Recipes with cauliflower are found in abundance on many healthy diet food blogs these days. 

Even those who don’t necessarily watch carbs closely are moving more and more to all the great new cauliflower recipes going around these days. They are just that good!  

Actually, people are discovering just how versatile this veggie really is.  The fact that it can so easily be substituted for potatoes, rice, and other grains without adding all those unhealthy carbohydrates just adds to its value. 

What’s even MORE?  

It’s healthy for you “just because”!  🙂

Seriously….

Cauliflower is rich in vitamins and minerals.  It detoxifies.  It helps maintain blood pressure AND blood glucose levels, AND…. it aids in digestion.   Bet you would never know it is also anti-inflammatory.  Well, it’s that too! 

Enough of the healthy aspects of cauliflower.  How does it work as a low carb substitute for bread?

Well, I’ve made some really yummy loaded baked cauliflower (yes, that’s like loaded baked potatoes).

So seeing a bread recipe using cauliflower just makes so much sense! 

The recipe here calls for riced cauliflower.

You can make cauliflower rice by pulsing cauliflower florets in your food processor until it has the consistency of rice.  Granted, that will take several times of pulsing, maybe as many as 15 to 20 or even 25 pulsations.  

But it’s a food processor.  That’s not so much work!  

Trader Joes Cauliflower Rice

Trader Joe’s Organic Riced Cauliflower – It’s in the freezer section!

If you don’t want to mess with even that much prep, Trader Joe’s sells cauliflower rice now, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in other stores as well now. 

Processing your own food shouldn’t be a mind-blowing experience though. 

Hey, use it as a reason to get yourself a new food processor!  

The important message here is to make good use of cauliflower in recipes. 

It’s healthy.  It’s low carb, and the food you can prepare with cauliflower can be as tasty as it comes. 

Making low carb bread with it just seems like icing on the cake.  

Oops, maybe that’s not a good analogy? LOL 

 

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So we’re good now on processing your own cauliflower rice for cauliflower bread, yes?  That’s good (if you said “yes”) and even if not, we’re good with the help of great stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Markets.  🙂  

With the proper ingredients in hand, here’s that fantastic recipe I found for low carb cauliflower buns.  

Print it, save it, and try it ASAP!

 

Low Carb Sandwich Buns Made With Cauliflower Rice
Serves 6
A low carb flatbread recipe using cauliflower rice and coconut flour, a perfect low carb bread for healthy lunch sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, toast with sugar free preserves, or even mini low carb pizzas!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
110 calories
9 g
124 g
6 g
6 g
1 g
94 g
457 g
1 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
94g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 124mg
41%
Sodium 457mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
39%
Calcium
4%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lg. cauliflower (riced in processor) or 4 to 4 1/2 cups riced cauliflower
  2. 4 lg. eggs, whole
  3. 6 Tbsp. coconut flour
  4. 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  5. 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 13 inch pan with coconut oil baking spray (or other baking spray), and set to the side.
  3. Beat 4 eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the coconut flour, garlic powder, and salt and blend well.
  5. Add the cauliflower rice and stir just until moistened. (Just gently stir together. For moist buns, do not beat.)
  6. Drop dough by a fruit or ice cream scoop onto the baking pan, forming 6 patties. Pat down to flatten.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Let cool, then cut in half with clean, sharp kitchen scissors.
Notes
  1. Enjoy this great cauliflower bread with your favorite sandwich fillings, fruit preserves, butter, cheese spread, or with a black bean veggie burger!
Adapted from Eat Firm Love
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calories
110
fat
6g
protein
6g
carbs
9g
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Adapted from Eat Firm Love
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To see the above recipe in action, here’s the video I discovered on YouTube.

 

 

Hey, what you still doin’ here?  Go make some healthy sandwiches right now!  With such yummy low carb sandwich buns, what else could you be craving right now?  

Enjoy! 

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