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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gramma In A Box Is A Care Package Filled With Sweet Love

Grandma sends the best packages!

                       I received a package from Gramma In A Box to facilitate this post.

  I am going to be a grandma soon and I can't wait! I just wish I lived closer to my daughter so I can spoil my first grandbaby. I will just have to spoil my first grandchild with packages from grandma. One idea that I will be spoiling my grandbaby will be a monthly care package of goodies. I love baking so I will be sure to send some cookies in these boxes. When my granddaughter gets older I will send her a Gramma In A Box. That way my granddaughter can make her own treats every month.

    The monthly Gramma in a Box includes cookies, frosting, and sprinkles 

use code 10off to save $10 off your first box


  My boys and I had fun checking out the Gramma In A Box! This fun box was filled with baked cookies with frosting and sprinkles as well as two easy candy crafts to make other delicious treats. I loved that the box included step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Also, all the ingredients were packed in small containers so it was easy for my boys to know what they needed for each goodie. All the ingredients were included. All we had to supply was a bowl, a knife, and a spoon.


The instructions were easy to read!

My boys looked at the easy to read cards that even had pictures on them. They were excited to decorate some cookies. I loved that the frosting was ready to use in small bags.


Each box includes three treats!

 The box that we received had three treat projects. My boys got to frost cookies and decorate them with these cool emoji sprinkles. The next treat was chocolate covered pretzels that included sprinkles. The last treat was a great way to use up the melted chocolate as the boys made Bear Smore Bark.


The best part was the eating!

  My son enjoyed licking the extra frosting. Licking the spoons is always the best part of baking. My boys loved that they got to eat their creations. This box of sweet treats brought back memories of making cookies with my grandma. I remember making peanut butter cookies with her and it was my job to do the criss-cross on the cookies.


Cookies always taste better when grandma made them!


 My boys had so much fun making their own treats. There was plenty of treats to share with dad and big brother. I even had fun decorating a cookie with the boys. My boys agreed that this is a box that they would love to receive from their grandma every month. Find out how you can send this delicious box of treats to your grandchildren. Make sure to use code 10off to save $10 off your first box.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Easy Baked Parmesan & Tomato Zucchini Gratin

When your garden is overflowing with tomatoes and zucchini!



 I love when my neighbors give me their extras from their gardens. I am always happy for fresh produce. When my neighbors give me zucchini and tomatoes, I love to make this super simple side dish that I discovered on the Good Cook website. This delicious side dish uses just six simple ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. This dish is a gorgeously simple side dish for your next potluck, party or holiday menu. I just love how the gooey cheese just makes the summer squash taste so good. I can eat several servings of this dish as it is that good. So when you have too many zucchini and tomatoes, this is a must-make side dish. If your garden is still growing, these vegetables are always so inexpensive at most stores so you can create this dish year round.


 This scrumptious side dish looks so beautiful in a 1.5 Quart Ceramic Covered Casserole but it can be easily doubled to fit in a  9×13″ 2.5 Quart Rectangle Ceramic Dish if you need enough to serve a crowd.


  I love how easy it is to line the zucchini and other vegetables in rows. All the color of the squashes and tomatoes looks so colorful. I used salad tomatoes but for even more color you can use other tomatoes like kumato tomatoes or other heirloom varieties. When life blesses you with more tomatoes than you can use, make oven roasted tomatoes.


 After arranging all the colorful vegetables in the ceramic casserole, drizzle them with the melted butter. Then sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake in the oven. For even more flavor, add some garlic to the melted butter. This dish bakes without its lid but the lid makes it so easy to transport to your next potluck. This simple side dish is always a hit when I bring it to cookouts.


 I am loving this covered ceramic casserole dish. It is too pretty to store in a cabinet so I store it on my china cabinet shelf. The ceramic dish goes from the oven to the table so that means one less dish to wash. I find myself reaching for this casserole dish all the time as I love that this dish can go in the freezer, microwave, oven, and dishwasher.

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Baked Parmesan & Tomato Zucchini Gratin

Ingredients
1 sweet onion, sliced thin
2 zucchini, sliced thin
2 yellow squash, sliced thin
4 tomatoes, sliced thin
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
fresh chopped parsley for garnish
salt and pepper

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
 Place onion slices in the bottom of a Good Cook 1.5 Quart Casserole dish. Stack together zucchini, squash, and tomatoes, laying the stacks horizontally across the top of the onions. Drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with parmesan, salt, and pepper. Bake for 17-24 minutes, or until parmesan is golden brown and zucchini is tender. Garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Notes: I used 2 salad tomatoes and cut them in half after slicing. I also arranged my onions with the other veggies instead of placing them on the bottom. My dish came out so delicious.


       Ready to take to a potluck!


Sunday, June 17, 2018

It Is A Tara Thing And My New Office

I love my new office!



I have had my new office for about a month and I am loving it. It was a great decision to convert our unused office into my new photo studio/blogger room. This room has made my house less cluttered and it has helped me be more efficient with my work. I just love sitting in this room and working. I originally bought the white table for a place to take pictures but I am also using the table as my desk. I just love having my morning coffee and looking out the window as I answer my emails.


The kids know that my new space is off limits to them. They are not allowed to play in there or bring there toys/clutter into my new room. When they whine about it being no fair, I just show them my new mug. My new personalized mug says it all!


I love that my new coffee mug has my name on it. It just makes me feel so special. When I was younger, my name was not common. I remember going to stores on vacations that sold items with names on them and never find a single personalized item with my name on it. I would spin the rack around at every store hoping this would be the store that had the pin, cup, or another item with my name on it. I never gave up, I checked every store on every vacation.

So when I discovered this store that put my name on a personalized coffee mug, I was thrilled, over the moon thrilled!  The wait was over and my name was finally on something! I love that my name is on a cute coffee mug. You can even buy this mug with your name on it!



Do you have a unique name that is impossible to find on personalized items?


Friday, June 15, 2018

FREE Ocean Spray Diet or Light Juice Drink


FREE Ocean Spray Diet or Light Juice Drink Receive ONE (1) FREE Ocean Spray Diet or Light Juice Drink (64 oz). Available in most stores.

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The Incredibles Are Back And Incredibles 2 Is Awesome!

I loved every minute of the movie!


  My youngest son and I were treated to an advanced screening of Incredibles 2 and it truly was an incredible movie. Hard to believe that the original Incredibles came out 14 years ago. My youngest two boys were not even born back then. The older one remembers watching a DVD of the first movie by the younger one does not remember the movie. I loved the first movie but the second movie was even better! I think Jack-Jack stole the show with his cuteness but the other original characters were just as amazing. The Incredibles are back fighting their enemies but this time around Jack-Jack has powers and joined the family to fight the bad guys.

 I usually don't get into Super Hero movies but this one kept my full attention for the whole movie. The movie starts with the Incredible family having to go back into hiding and the "Super Relocation" is being shut down. Feeling doomed the Incredibles dread going back into society but after being contacted by a superhero fan, tycoon with a great offer, they come out of hiding to fight crime again along with other superheroes like Frozone. At first, the tycoon only hires Elasticgirl so Bob is left to take care of the family and it is during that time he discovers that Jack-Jack has various super powers. Then Helen confronts the Screenslaver during her mission. I think the scene with Edna was pretty funny too! The excitement continues......


INCREDIBLES 2 opens in theatres everywhere on June 15th!

Fathers Day Gifts That Save The Environment


            Give dad gifts that are great for the environment!


             I received samples from Haggar and Contigo to facilitate this post.

 This Father's Day my husband received some cool gifts that are environmentally friendly. Earlier this year my husband got a new position as a supervisor and my boys and I decided that he needed to start dressing the part. His old position as a health inspector had him crawling on restaurant floors so a wardrobe of cargo pants and Hawaiian shirts were fine but now that he is a boss behind a desk, we thought dad could use some new clothes. My husband likes to be comfortable so he thought his cargo pants were fine. So I had to find some dress pants that were comfortable and looked great for his job. This wife found pants that were comfortable and they were also great for the environment.


Haggar E-CLO Dress Pants Are Sustainable!

 Haggar actually received an inaugural REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability award earlier this year. Their E-CLO Dress Pant features fibers made from recycled water bottles. How cool is that and what a great use for all those disposable water bottles that people buy. These environmentally friendly pants have saved the equivalent of more than 130 million recycled water bottles! Haggar has worked with Unifi, Inc. for over 5 years, using fabric made from REPREVE upcycled fibers.

 This year, Haggar also donated to the National Parks Society to celebrate Earth Day.


  Once my husband saw the pants, he realized that he needed new shirts. Yea to him giving up Hawaiian shirts! He can save those colorful shirts for his days off and vacations! So this past weekend, my husband selected some new shirts to go with his new pants. This wife thinks his new look is quite sexy. Men in shirts and ties just look so fine!

  The Haggar E-CLO Dress Pants come in many styles and colors so I am sure you can find a pair that your dad will love. My husband loves dark colors but I might try to sneak some other lighter colors into his wardrobe. I am loving that these pants are no-iron as that is one less thing for me to iron.


 Since my husband updated his wardrobe to his new position at work, I thought that it was also a perfect time to get him a new coffee mug. My husbands old coffee mug was peeling and had seen better days. The Contigo Couture water bottle was a perfect coffee mug for him. This thermal bottle keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours or hot up to 10 hours! The twist off lid will keep his coffee from leaking in his work bag.



With its tasteful metallic color, you might think the Contigo Couture THERMALOCK Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle belongs in an art gallery.

 My husband likes the color that the boys selected but this cool looking 100% BPA-free stainless steel water bottle also comes in many other colors. This sleek water bottle fits perfectly in his work bag pocket and in most car cup holders. If my husband wants to use it as a water bottle, the top is wide enough for ice cubes. My husband actually wants me to buy him another Contigo Couture so he has one for coffee and one for water.


Some might say that pants and a water bottle are boring Father's Day gifts so we also gave dad a delicious box filled with sweet treats and an amazing piece of cookware.

How will you celebrate Father's Day?



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Shine And Look Your Best This Summer



 Many people look at the rising temperatures and feel a sense of shame because they don't look the way they'd like to. It doesn't matter if you don't have the perfect summer body. There are so many ways that you can shine and still look your best this summer. Consider these four tips.

1. Develop your confidence. 
If a person has six-pack abs but slouches in the corner of the room, the two cancel each other out. You can have the most amazing body and still be deeply insecure. That insecurity can shine more than the abs do. In order to make a difference in your appearance and the way you feel, work on developing your confidence. The more confident you feel, the more radiant you'll become.

2. Get moving. 
In addition to working on your confidence, it's also wise to spend time focusing on physical activity. It's incredibly important to moving your body every single day. Not only is it important for weight management, it's also crucial for your cardiovascular system and mental health.  and do something you enjoy every day. Whether it's a run around the neighborhood, working on proper squat form or a dip in the pool, get the heart rate up and burn those calories.

3. Prioritize pampering. 
Be kind to yourself. It's really easy for many people to constantly focus on getting work done that they don't consider how much they need to relax. Indulge in an act of self-care every day. A large cup of tea and a seat in a rocking chair for 30 minutes for quiet time can be so mentally restorative. Curl up in the corner of the couch and read a great book for an hour. Go to the spa and get a good massage. Go for a walk around the neighborhood at sunset.

4. Eat clean and drink a lot. 
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure they fill up your plate more than any other food group. Plus, as the sun and temperatures get high, you'll want to do your best to stay hydrated. Consume water-dense fruit like watermelon and cantaloupe. Additionally, it's really important to drink lots of water. If you're unsure of how much to drink, start by drinking your body weight in ounces. If you weight 150 pounds, drink at least 75 ounces of water each day. The more water you drink, the more energized and healthy you'll feel.


The Doctor Says Probiotics Are Great For Beautiful Skin

I love probiotics!


  I love probiotics for so many reasons like gut health and immune health but learning that a doctor says they are great for beautiful skin makes me love them even more. By now you have learned that I love Genuine Health products and they make a great probiotic for ladies. Now that I know probiotics are great for beautiful skin, I will make sure to take one daily. I will also start doing some of the other things that NYC dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe recommends like tossing my favorite shower item. Keep reading to see her interview where she reveals her beauty secrets for beautiful skin.

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Are you taking probiotics for digestive health, better immune function, and mental clarity? Good for you! But whether you’re a probiotics champion or not, we wanted to let you know the latest, greatest reason to take them is for proven, anti-aging, beautiful skin! Perhaps you ‘ve seen microbiology researcher and renowned NYC dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe talking about the importance of probiotics for lovely skin. You may have even seen her recently on Good Morning America talking about her new book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin.

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And out of all the probiotics on the market, she recommends Genuine Health Advanced Probiotics to achieve a “Bowe Glow” in just three weeks.


Genuine Health and Dr. Whitney Bowe will be hosting a Twitter Party on Monday, June 25 from
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Genuine Health is an industry leader in fermented products formulated for women’s health. As we are learning, a healthy gut and pre-and probiotics are the cornerstones of not only health but beauty as well. A healthy gut helps keep us glowing from the inside out! Genuine Health has an incredible line of women's probiotics that are an essential tool in any health and beauty routine. Their protein powders and food bars are fermented for an additional health and beauty boost…and tasty to boot! 

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Working Out Even When You Don’t Want To

                        I was craving something sweet. 




  There are many days that I just don’t feel like working out. Those are the days that I have to force myself and trust me it isn’t always easy. The other night I had planned to head to the gym in two hours when it was more convenient/cooler weather for me. Then two hours later, I felt sick to my stomach and did not want to go to the gym. I decided to head out the door anyway and walk to the gym hoping I would feel better.

My snack choice affected my workout.

 It was my own fault that I felt sick as I snuck an ice cream treat earlier. The cookie and cream Mochi frozen treat just sounded so good. I wish I got had selected one of the dairy-free Mochi treats that were in my freezer instead and then I would not have felt sick. I need to just accept my dairy issues and stop wishing that maybe I could eat milk products.

Getting started was the hardest part. 

 So, I started walking the half mile to the gym thinking it would help my nausea and it did help a little bit. Once I arrived at the gym, I was still a bit queasy so I decided to start with the weights first. Sometimes my dairy issues only last a couple of hours, so I maybe by the time I was done with the weights I would feel better. Thirty minutes later, I was done with my weights and still queasy but I told myself to take it easy on the elliptical machine. I put my tunes on and started as a slow workout was better than none.

A slow workout is better than none.

  About 10 minutes into my workout, I forgot all about my workout and started to enjoy it. I know that watching the Food Channel and people making French Napoleon Pastries sure did help. I might be a bit strange but it was not making me hungry but rather I was desiring to learn how to make this fancy dessert. I also had music on and I started to workout faster so I think I had a good 20 minutes of a workout.

A workout always makes me feel good!

  I then walked home, feeling good that I workout. I also told myself to go running first thing in the morning as it would be cooler then. I will also reach for a non-dairy treat next time I crave something sweet like this dairy-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pudding.




What do you do when you don't feel like working out?


Monday, June 11, 2018

Include Goddess Garden In Your Natural Summer Plans

Sponsored post: I am a Goddess Garden Brand Ambassador.  I have received both products, that I love using and compensation as part of this program. All opinions are my own.

My summer plans include an awesome natural sunscreen.


This summer is going to be a busy one for my family. We have a lot of exciting things planned for this summer. I have been quite busy lately just preparing for my summer plans and exciting events. I think my busy summer started last month with the graduation of my teenager. He is headed off to the Merchant Marine Academy later this month. Then I have a trip for a conference this month also. Next month my husband has several businesses trips and the following month, my daughter is having a baby. Our summer ends with a trip to visit my son at the Merchant Marine Academy. My head is just spinning from writing about all this. All of our summer plans will include time in the sun so I need to make sure to include my favorite natural mineral based sunscreen in my summer as I don't want sunburn in my summer plans.


That's my husband and me with our graduate. This was in May and it was already summer weather here in New Mexico. I am so proud of my son who graduated with many awards including being the salutatorian of his high school. The day of his graduation was a perfect day for Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen. I love how this chemical-free sunscreen protects my skin from the sun without any of those bad ingredients like avobenzone

 Natural mineral sunscreens are immediately effective

 My busy summer will also include trips to the pool with the younger boys. I love that I can apply Goddess Garden Kids Sunscreen on my boy's skin and they can jump in the water right away. Did you know that those chemical-based sunscreens can take 20 minutes to be effective? So what do most parents do? They apply those smelly chemical sunscreens at home before they arrive at the pool and then the car ride is just plain stink! I say no to smelly chemicals on my kid's skin. My boys love that this mineral sunscreen also comes in a spray can so they can get into the pool even faster.


Mineral sunscreens are great for sensitive skin.

My youngest takes after me and has sensitive skin. We can both use Goddess Garden and do not suffer from any rashes since natural minerals reflect the UV rays and aren’t absorbed into the skin, they are much less likely to cause irritation.  The main ingredient in Goddess Garden is Zinc Oxide which provides natural broad-spectrum protection from both UVB (burning) rays, as well as the UVA (aging and damaging) rays.


Even the new baby can be protected from the sun!

  I love that Goddess Garden has a natural sunscreen that is made for babies. I made sure to give some to my daughter at her baby shower that was last month. One of the guests at the baby shower just had a baby and was happy to learn about this baby safe sunscreen. She asked me where she could buy the Baby Natural Sunscreen and I told her at stores like Walmart, Sprouts, and Walgreens. Go HERE to find Goddess Garden Organics in your local store.


Perfect for vacations.

 My trip to a blogging conference, later this month is my mini vacation. Three days at a hotel all by myself is awesome. I always make time for swimming. I always include the Sport Goddess Garden Sunscreen in my carry-on and it is perfect for airline travel at 3.4 ounces, the maximum liquid allowance. I brought this natural mineral based sunscreen to my beach trip two years ago and I did not experience any sunburns.


I like having many options!

 My favorite natural and organic sunscreen comes in many forms so everyone in the family can choose their favorite way to stay protected from the sun. I love using the Sunscreen Stick on my face as it is so convenient and mess-free. I keep a stick in my purse so I can use it on days that I forget to apply my sunscreen. My teen loves the Aloe Vera After-Sun Gel Spray for those times that he forgets that he will be out in the sun. He says that it does a great job of cooling the sunburn.

Which Goddess Garden product will you include in your summer plans?

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 Mineral Sunscreens are even safe for the reefs & environment. 

Studies have shown common chemical sunscreens like octinoxate and oxybenzone are damaging the coral reefs. Hawaiian senators even introduced a ban on these chemical sunscreens in an effort to save the reefs. Because the minerals come from the earth, they can safely return there once your day in the sun is done.


#GiveChemicalsTheBird

Friday, June 8, 2018

FREE Knorr Selects


FREE Knorr Selects Receive ONE (1) FREE Knorr Selects, any variety (3.5-6.5 oz). Available in most stores.

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This Friday, June 8th, 2018– ONLY, you can load a coupon to your Kroger (or Affiliate) Plus Card for a FREE Knorr Selects.
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Visit this page on Fridays.
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Redeem your coupon in-store within 2 weeks.
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Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower With Smoked Chili Cream

I received samples from Pereg and Swiss Diamond to facilitate this post.

 Looking for a drool-worthy appetizer for Father's Day?


  My husband loves to grill so this Father's day the boys will get some grill-worthy cuts of meat like steak or pork for their dad. While my husband is marinating the meat, I will roast a whole cauliflower in the oven, as I am not allowed near the grill. I usually roast my veggies on a baking sheet but for whole cauliflower, I like to roast it in a Swiss Diamond roaster so the sauce that I use can make a great glaze. I am talking a gooey glaze that sticks to the bottom of the whole cauliflower. This roaster makes a caramelized glaze on the bottom of the cauliflower. A roaster pan keeps the glaze around the cauliflower and makes the vegetable look like a braised piece of meat.


The Wall Street Journal named it “the Rolls-Royce” of nonstick pans.

 When I selected this Swiss Diamond Roaster, I thought about using it to make a pot roast or pulled pork for my husband for Father's Day but my husband wanted to grill. I still wanted to try out this unique non-stick roaster that made a great Father's Day gift for my husband so I decided to make a drool-worthy appetizer in this "Rolls-Royce" of nonstick roasting pans. I just had to see how this unique pan performs.


What makes this roaster so unique?

 To start the 5.3 Qt. Swiss Diamond Roaster is made with real diamond crystals for maximum durability, highest release properties, and optimum heat transfer. This deep roaster is also non-stick so I can make those gooey recipes that leave baked on goodness and clean up is a breeze. No more having to soak my pans after roasting my favorite foods. This awesome roasting pan is just one of many unique pans that are manufactured by Swiss Diamond in Switzerland. This green girl loves that they use a hydroelectric green power supply and a clean and safe environment that is controlled by the Swiss authorities. It is a pan that I am proud to own.


What about cooking?

 This roaster will not only roast my whole cauliflower but will comfortably fit a 6-8 lb. roast. My husband who enjoys cooking will love that he can sear his meat on the stovetop and then place the roaster pan into the oven (up to 500°F). He can even use the same pan to make his gravy! The roaster even has a heat-tempered glass lid with an adjustable steam vent for advanced moisture control. So my husband can brown or braise in this Swiss Diamond XD coated pan.


On to the drool-worthy recipe!

  If you came to my website for a delicious recipe to make on Father's Day, you are in the right place. My whole roasted cauliflower is a delicious healthy recipe that is loaded with an awesome smoky chipotle chili flavor. To get this wonderful flavor, I use a spice blend that combines Chipotle Peppers with brown sugar, garlic, paprika, and other amazing spices. The Swiss Diamond roaster pan makes an amazing whole roasted cauliflower. This pan takes the glaze that I made with the spices and the oil and carmelizes it on the bottom of the cauliflower. It also helps the delicious flavor absorb into the cauliflower for great intense flavor. If you want the delicious caramelized glaze on the top of the cauliflower, just turn it over halfway through the cooking. I love using this spice blend on veggies, fiber-rich whole grains, and sauces like the Smoked Chili Cream that you can either drizzle over the roasted cauliflower or dip the pieces into.


Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower With Smoked Chili Cream

Ingredients
1 head cauliflower, medium to large-sized
4 Tbsp olive oil
3 teaspoons Chipotle Seasoning

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Trim the leaves and stems from the underside of the cauliflower and cut the bottom stem even with the florets so that the cauliflower sits flat.
Stir together the olive oil and Chipotle Seasoning. Place the whole cauliflower head into the Swiss Diamond roaster. Begin by brushing the bottom side of the cauliflower with the seasoned oil. Turn the head over and brush the top and sides with the seasoned oil. Pour any remaining oil into the pan.
Bake for 50–60 minutes, basting the cauliflower with the oil in the pan every 15 minutes. If you want the top of the cauliflower to have a caramelized topping then turn the cauliflower over about halfway through the cooking process. The cauliflower is done when the center of the cauliflower is tender when pierced with a knife and the exterior is golden brown.
Slice into wedges and serve with the Smoked Chili Cream.


Smoked Chili Cream

Ingredients
8 ounces full-fat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons Chipotle Seasoning
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. honey

Sea salt and black pepper

Combine all the ingredients until smooth. Add more honey or spices to taste. Serve this delicious smoky cream with the roasted cauliflower. You can drizzle it over the cauliflower or dip the cauliflower pieces into it.



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