aside

Shrimp Vegetti Alfredo #Whole30

A few weeks ago a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she “may never eat pasta again” after discovering the Vegetti. The Vegetti is a hand held vegetable spiralizer that lets you turn vegetables like squash, zucchini, and carrots into thin cut spiral “noodles.” Oh, and it is less than 20 bucks!! I was a bit skeptical, but thought I would give it a shot. It has become one of my all time favorite kitchen gadgets.

vegetti spiralizer

Since starting Whole30 I have missed pasta so bad. Like really bad. Like had to talk myself out of cheating at least 3 times a week bad. So I was stoked to try the vegetti and see if I could have “pasta” again. I opted to go for alfredo (go big or go home, right?) using a Paleo Alfredo recipe made from cauliflower. In a word…. ahmayzing.

vegetti shrimp alfredo

[Read more...]


video

How To Make #Whole30 Mayo – Recipe + Video

When I began Whole30 back in July, my friend Jen said “you make whole30 mayo – its divine.”

Mayo?

Divine?

For serious?

This lady is nuts.

But whatever, I went to Target and picked up a new food processor and headed home… only to create the biggest mess of my life. I followed the instructions (I thought) but what I created was a bitter salad dressing type concoction only a little thicker than milk. I put it in the fridge and it solidified some, but there was no way anyone was eating it. We tossed it out and I just vowed to not eat mayo….

Yeah, right.

Two days later I pulled the food processor down again – determined to succeed. And I finally did. Since then I have been making Whole30 mayo like crazy – taking 16 jars to a local ladies networking meetup where everyone just loved it. (*waving to all of my SBL sisters*) I was asked for the “secret” and since I too had a couple “mayo fails” myself I decided to video the whole process so you can see it. YES it is a long video… making mayo is time consuming. But you will seen even in the video there is just this *moment* where it changes from a liquid to a solid… into pure mayo heaven.

I have to take back calling Jen nuts – because this stuff truly is divine. Between regular Whole30 Mayo and the Whole30 Baconnaise, I survived my first round and am three days in to my second round. I absolutely LOVE Whole30. Total game changer for me. Anyway, here it is – step by step – how to make Whole30 Mayo! Enjoy!

whole30 mayo tutorial

[Read more...]


aside

#Whole30 Approved Baconnaise

Since I began Whole30 – which has now become WholeLife – I have ventured in to learning how to cook new things. This is saying a lot for a gal who pretty much hates to cook. But it turns out that I am actually pretty good at it, and I have created some pretty amazing meals… so much so that Mike has agreed to do Whole30 in September – stating that the stuff I cooked that was Whole30 approved was “actually pretty good.” Talk about a huge win.

One of the things I made that everyone has loved is Whole30 Compliant Mayo. Because I have pretty much survived on chicken salad, tuna salad and egg salad, making my own mayo was a must from early on. Since then I have been venturing in to flavored mayo to give things a bit of variety. By far my favorite concoction so far – is Baconnaise.

whole30 baconnaise

[Read more...]


aside

Fourth of July Peeps S’mores Pops

We are getting geared up for Fourth of July Celebrations here at the Moscato household. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and potato salad will be in abundance as well as desserts like my Fourth of July Surprise Cupcakes. The one thing we will not have though is a bonfire for roasting marshmallows for S’mores. Since we will have little ones in attendance and an all too nosey dog, we opted to just forego the bonfire. However… I gotta have S’mores!!  What’s a Fourth of July Party without the ooey gooey goodness of marshmallows and chocolate between honey graham crackers?! Thankfully I discovered the new Patriotic Peeps at the grocery store – and an idea was born.

fourth of july peeps

[Read more...]


aside

Fourth of July Surprise Cupcakes #DuncanHines Summer Velvets

A few months ago I shared with you the new Duncan Hines Spring Velvets Collection making a beautiful layered cake that made me appear to be a much better baker than I actually am. Not only was the cake beautiful – but it was also delicious. So when I saw the new Duncan Hines Summer Velvet Collection at my local Winn Dixie, I had to get it and see what I could create. Inspired by my friend Trisha’s “A Little Love Inside” Cake I decided to make some Fourth of July Surprise Cupcakes with my Summer Velvets kit. They turned out amazing!

cupcakes

[Read more...]