Cauliflower Noodle Bowls and Great Company

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Psalms 102:1-105:45
 They asked for meat, and he sent them quail;
    he satisfied their hunger with manna—bread from heaven. Psalm 105:40

So, I was pleased as punch to entertain one of my very great friends for most of the day today. It was so wonderful to get to spend time with somene I could speak freely with. Siiiigh… oh… so… good!
After I reluctantly escourted her to the door and waved goodbye I shut the door and looked at the clock and realized that we had completely skipped lunch and now it was snack time! OOPS! Time flies when you’re having fun right!?
Well, Sean had told me this morning that he was planning on staying after work for a bit today so I knew that dinner would be a little later than normal tonight so I figured it was a great time to make a nice big lunch/snack! 🙂 I looked in the fridge to see what I could throw together and make something that would last until dinner.
A couple of months ago I came across this book,

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The idea of a diet structured to MY blood type according to MY body chemistry, well, it was earth shattering for me! I’ve barely even started reading the book and I’ve been following the beneficial, neutral and avoids lists fairly faithfully and so far I’m pretty happy with the program. My blood type, Type A, is a mainly plant based diet due to our lower levels of stomach acid. So I have spent HOURS online searching for Blood Type A recipes.
There aren’t very many food blogs out there that do their cooking according to blood type. SO I decided that since this is a new adventure for me, one that I have no plans of ever stopping since this diet is less of a diet and more of a lifestyle. It’s a list of foods to avoid, not a list of foods you’re never allowed to have again. And I LIKE that! 🙂 I thought that I would share some of my recipes with you too.
Now, I’m going to preface this with: I am not a chef! I’m a teacher and a writer and a blogger who has to eat therefore I have to cook and if I have to cook, well then I might as well cook food I like. Right? But, being me, of course I’m going to share what I have with all of you. 🙂
So, lunch/snack turned early dinner!
I looked through the fridge to see what I had and this is what sprang to life in my saute’ pan!
Cauliflower Noodle Bowls:

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Ingredients:
2 small Zucchini, Chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 head Cauliflower, separated into flowerettes – bite sized pieces
1 Orange bell pepper, diced
3-4 cloves Garlic, Chopped
8 scallions, Chopped. save a few back for garnish
1-2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Ground ginger
1 pinch Rubbed sage
9 1/4 oz Hot water, the large button on the keurig 😉
1 pkg Ramen noodles
1-2 Tbs Lemon juice
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp LB Jamison’s Soup base chicken flavor
1 block Farmer’s cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler for a garnish
Soy Sauce, to taste
Siracha, to taste

Instructions:
*Melt butter in saute pan.
*Add veggies and spices and cook until veggies are tender but still firm
*While veggies are cooking, put Ramen noodles (noodles only) in a heat safe bowl and add hot water. Let soak for 3-4 minutes until noodles are tender. Add noodles only to sauté pan with veggies.
*Add the lemon juice, egg and soup base to the noodle water and stir vigorously until the egg is well beaten and the soup base is completely incorporated.
*Add lemon mixure to the pan with the veggies and noodles and cook until the sauce thickens, sticks to the noodles and turns a lighter shade of yellow so you know that the egg has cooked through.
*Serve and garnish with peppers, scallions, soy sauce and siracha to taste.
I have kids who aren’t as fond of soy sauce and siracha as I am so that’s why these are to taste as garnishes. Feel free to comment below and let me know if you tried this recipe and what you added/changed! I can rarely make the same recipe twice without getting bored with it so I’d love to see how you tweaked this!

For anyone interested, I have been using an android food planning app that I lOVE!!! It’s called, of all things, “Food Planner” and has a planning section where you can map out your menu for as far in advance as you’d like to go. Once installed on your device, if you’re online and come across a recipe that looks tastey all you have to do is go to the “share” link on your device – for my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone it’s the touch button to the left of the home button. The app will import the recipe from the web and store it in the recipes section so you can use it for your meal planning.
Plus! Once you have recipes added into the app and the meals are planned out you can import ALL the recipe ingredients into the “Groceries” section of the app and it will generate a shopping list for you! And you can organize your list any way that you want so that you can even customize it to your favorite store!
The app will even sync all your recipes, shopping lists and plans etc from one device to another! That way if you find a great recipe on your phone you can load it into the app and use your tablet to plan your meals and view the recipes while you’re cooking! I love love love this app!!!!

Ok, I could go on, but I think this is enough for one day. 😉 As you can tell, I’m very excited about this new eating plan! ENJOY!!!

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