Cauliflower Crust Pizza

If you've been hanging around lately especially on my social media you've seen that I have been hitting the gym pretty hard, and eating pretty healthy. I'm on a journey to change my habits, this journey has included finding ways to still be able to enjoy old favorites like pizza - enter the cauliflower crust pizza. It's absolutely delicious and I now actually prefer it over traditional pizza.










Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Ingredients for crust

1 medium head of cauliflower
2 whole eggs, beaten
¼ tsp salt
basil, oregano, garlic powder I put in 1/2-1 teaspoon each
¼ cup parmesan cheese
¼ cup mozzerella cheese

Toppings
1 cup organic marinara sauce
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove fresh garlic, chopped
½ yellow bell pepper
2 cups fresh spinach
½ med onion, chopped

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Cut cauliflower into florets and place in a food processor and pulse until a rice-like consistency.
3. Place cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl, cover and microwave for 4 minutes.
4. Dump cauliflower onto a clean dishtowel to let cool.
5. Once cooled wrap it up and ring to squeeze out excess water.
6. In a large bowl mix: cauliflower, beaten eggs, salt, spices and chese.
7. Spray a piece of parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray and place on a baking sheet.
8. Press the dough out onto the lined baking sheet. 1/3 inch thick.
9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
10. While crust is baking prep veggie toppings - heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat - add chopped garlic.
11. Add the onion, peppers and spinach. Saute until tender.
12. When crust is read spread with marinara sauce, top with veggies and sprinkle on mozzarella cheese.
13. Return to oven and bak 5-10 more minutes.
14 Slice and serve immediately.

Review: Manda Bees Headbands

Like Blair Waldorf I love headbands – especially for working out. Although there are plenty of headbands on the market I find that they’re too loose, too tight, uncomfortable and or just pop off. So what happens when you can’t find what you want? You check out Etsy….
That’s where I discovered Manda Bees headbands
Manda Bees shop states: “The BEST yoga headband ever. Guaranteed! Our patent-pending Flawless headband guarantees NO SLIP, NO HEADACHES, + NO ROLLED EDGES.”

That’s A LOT for an Etsy shop to claim however she isn’t joking around. For the first time I made it through an entire HIIT class without having to readjust my headband numerous times. When it came to running, yoga and pilates same thing NEVER had to adjust my headband which was amazing that even during the toughest workouts it didn’t move. 
  Get to know The Flawless
• Single layer, seamless with a raw edge that doesn’t roll up when over stretched.
• 3.5” wide at the front and tapered in the back.
• Soft 4-way stretch shiny spandex blended fabric that wicks away moisture.
• Pulls sweat from your head, allowing it to evaporate, so it wont soak up sweat and become hot, heavy or stretched out.
• 18” around, but stretches to over 26” – if it doesn’t fit you they’ll resize for free!
• Designed to be worn over top of your hairline - half on your forehead, half on your hair.
• Wash/Dryer safe.

 I HIGHLY recommend checking out her shop if you're looking for a workout headband. I love these headbands so much I just bought the
Kaleidoscope Collection featuring 13 solid headbands.

Use code: FREESHIPPING on your order!
 




The Best Places To Meet Guys


For those of you who didn’t get the memo, I am attempting to start dating again after a long sabbatical. The thing is – and I know this is not the case for everyone, but I hate online dating. It’s just not me, I have lots of friends who have met great guys, but it’s just not my scene. Since I’m not a bar scene girl and friends set-ups come and go, I have to get a little more creative.  Here are my tips for snagging a guy IRL. If you have any feel free to share in the comments!

1. Sports Leagues
When you join a league (trampoline dodgeball, kickball, softball, basketball…whatever), you meet a ton of new people and will probably end up grabbing food or drinks with them after your game.
2. Classes
Many of us are not in school any more however there are plenty of other classes you can take lessons in – cooking, wine tasting, improv, painting…etc

3. Coffee Shops
Grab a book or your computer, sit there for a few hours and I’ll bet someone will come up to you.

4. Gyms
This is just too easy. The guys are already sweaty and half-naked ladies! Whether it’s the gyms grunting and power lifting to ones in spin or yoga you’re sure to easily meet someone.

5. Grocery Store
Especially around the meat area… ask a guy if he knows how to pick the perfect cut of meat – it’s a conversation starter that can lead to more.

6. Golf or Hunting Store
Seriously do you know how many eligible bachelors you’ll find. Note you may have to talk about boring things like golf or hunting.
7. Birthday Parties
Friends party or kids party its an ideal place to meet a new guy. Everyone is happy at a birthday party, they know someone you know and you never know what could happen.

8. Sports Bar
Hit a sports bar the next time a game is on. Wear a tee with the logo of the team you're cheering for, and sit near a guy rooting for the same team. You’ll connect over your shared fandom.

9. Race
Have you ever tried a color run or obstacle course? It’s a great way to meet a ton of new people. Especially at obstacle course races guys will always help you out!
10. Sporting Events
You’re both there for the same reason…. The love of your team – great conversation starter.

pawTree

At home parties are definitely trendy for 2015 and pawTree has just taken it to a whole new level combining the $30 billion social selling industry with the $55 billion pet industry.

pawTree offers a unqiue customized and personalized dog food, plus a variety of pet products of accessories. From health, collars, bed and blacks, toys and more pawTree is sure to make you the bark of the neighborhood. Check out their website for more information about this.

Most Popular First Date Spots


Starbucks wins, when it comes to first dates. It seems like most of us prefer the relaxed environment of a coffee shop (where we can screen our dates quickly over coffee and jet on out of there within 30 minutes), as opposed to a dining establishment where we are forced to eat in front of a stranger. A recent study says guys are more willing to commit to a first meeting when its over dinner at a restaurant versus us girls who don’t want to eat our food like a little bird, get a to-go box and pig out at home (Rachel from Friends anyone?).

What’s your go-to first date place?

Review: The Longest Ride


As a chick flick fan – especially when they have a country twist (Sweet Home Alabama is my favorite), I knew that The Longest Ride was on my must see list as soon as it hit theaters.

  Let me tell you this movie does not disappoint at all. Besides the serious eye candy (Scott Eastwood – why isn’t he in Magic Mike?), the story line is adorable (per usual thanks to Nicholas Sparks) and the casting is phenomenal. It’s definitely a movie you don’t want to miss out on! I have already seen it twice.  Have you seen it? What did you think?