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Califlower Rice and Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Last night I decided to try to make a whole dinner out of recipes that I have never tried before. I had bought riced califlower at Trader Joe’s because I had heard all about it from health and cooking magazines and blogs that I read online.  For the califlower rice I first chopped up an onion and sautéed it in some olive oil. I then added in the califlower and some more olive oil and sautéed that. I topped it off with some lemon juice. 

For the buffalo chicken nuggets I followed a skinny taste recipe. You can find the recipe here –http://www.skinnytaste.com/baked-buffalo-chicken-nuggets/ I followed the recipe and it came out really great. Here is a picture of the finished product:The chicken nuggets came out so so good. I even had some left over to take to lunch today. They were just a little bit spicy. I made a dipping sauce by mixing together mustard, honey, mayo and lemon juice. Yummmmy.  I served everything with a side of steamed broccoli. 

I was not a big fan of the califlower rice. I am willing to try it again, but it just was not satisfying like rice or pasta would be. I saw a recipe for califlower fried rice and I might try that out.  

Tonight I am making shrimp. I will share my experience either later or tomorrow! ❤️💕. Anyone have an fabulous links for shrimp recipes?

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Langostinos!!!

Tonight for dinner I made langostinos. You can get them at the frozen section of Trader Joe’s. They taste like a mix between shrimp and lobster. Yum!!!

I made a very simple recipe that I made by looking at some other people’s recipes and using what I liked and leaving out what I didn’t. 

First I started to thaw the langostinos in a bowl of warm water. I chopped up a red onion. I used preminced garlic. I heated up some olive oil and some butter in a pan and added in the onion and garlic. I added in half a cup of my favorite wine, dry Riesling. I then added the langostinos. They were still semi frozen, oh well.

While this was being prepared I had set a pot of salted water to boil. I threw in pasta. This time it was orecchiette. I let the wine sauce simmer for a while while I nursed the baby upstairs.  I microwaved some frozen broccoli as an easy side dish. That I tossed with olive and grated parmigiana reggiano. 
On a side note, baby is obsessed with this banana toothbrush. I brush her teeth with it and she gives me the biggest smile.