Tuesday, December 8, 2009

First blog award...and another giveaway win!

What can I say, I'm feeling like a very lucky girl today!

I received this (first!) blog award from the creative and lovely Rebecca of Chow and Chatter. Rebecca is a fellow Registered Dietitian who recently gave tribute to our profession, including information on how to become a dietitian. Thank you, Rebecca!

I would like to pass this award on to several blogs I love and am sure to read each day...

Emily of HomecookedEm
Josie of Yum Yucky

You ladies are all talented and wise and make my days more fun -- I love your sites and others do, too!
I also received another Giveaway package yesterday...

KREMA!!!! AKA another "hot item" in blogland!

 Michelle of Lucky Taste Buds randomly selected me as a winner of her Krema Natural Peanut Butter Giveaway. Krema is wonderfully creamy and is a richer, nuttier taste than most other peanut butters I've tried. Yum!

Thank you, Michelle!

Dinner last night was baked chicken breast, brown rice shrimp stir fry, and baked cauliflower.
Again, husband didn't think he'd like the cauliflower (what is this week make-husband-like-veggies-he-doesn't-like-week?).

Baked Cauliflower

3 cups cauliflower florets, raw
3 Tbsp Smart Balance light, melted
3 Tbsp whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Spray bottom of 1 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Toss in cauliflower and drizzle melted Smart Balance Light over florets. Sprinkle the bread crumbs and flax seed over the cauliflower. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes. Remove cauliflower and top with cheese. Return casserole dish to the oven for an additional 5 minutes of bake time. For a browned topping, you can put your oven setting on broil and knock up the temperature to 410-450 F.


Have a wonderful day! Our treadmill is supposed to get delivered today!! : )


  1. Congrats on the well-deserved award.

    I love me some cauliflower. I think it's God's most versatile veggie.

  2. yum. that reminded me about a cauliflower soup recipe my friend emailed me the other day. I need to find that and try it!

    Um, and I wish I could come eat dinner at your house every night!! :))

  3. Congrats on the blog award!

    That peanut butter sounds really good!

    Thanks for the recipe for the baked cauliflower! It sounds fantastic!

  4. Congratulations on the award! You so deserve it! And thank you so much for passing it on to me! :)

    I used to bake cauliflower all the time but haven't in a while. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Oh I'm SO jealous of that win!! I wanted that peanut butter pretty darn bad, however I can't complain because the Krema Nut company factory is about 5 minutes form my home :) I love to visit!

  6. Congrats on the blog award! And the peanut butter giveaway...any giveaway with peanut butter is definitely amazing in my mind!

    I love baked cauliflower. I haven't had it since the summer though, and it seems much more like a winter way to enjoy cauliflower. I def. will have to make some!

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Now that I see that you are a registered dietitian, I might have to pick your brain. I have pcos and I am always looking for sample diets =)

  8. Nicole,
    Love your post!

    I accidently deleted your comments; I hit the wrong button--I'm sorry. Title was actually my own, and not from Home Makeover, but that was interesting though. They do have some good shows. I hope you get a chance to view the vido about the SURFice Dog-- it's beautiful.
    All the best,

  9. The baked cauliflower looks amazing!

  10. Congrats on the award - I bet that pb is amazing!

  11. so happy i gave you your first award heres to many more yummy eats

  12. Congrats on your award! : )

    New treadmill? Awesome! Enjoy it; )

  13. Congratulations on the award - much, much deserved! And I love all those other blogs!

  14. Congrats on the award and the PB. I am glad you like it. I won it too and I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of mine.

  15. OK, that is the cutest award! I'm considering going into nutrition, so your blog is full of info for me...love it!