Is it possible to buy mashed cauliflower (like mashed potatoes)? I want to make a bbq meatloaf and normally I have mashed potatoes with it but I really shouldn't have potatoes.
Yes. It's sold in the freezer case. I know Walmart has it in the Great Value brand. It's probably available in Green Giant too at other stores. Or you could just buy Riced Cauliflower & thaw & mash it. Even I, the hate-to-cook person could handle that.
There's always another option. You just have to find it.
If you start with riced cauliflower you can control what goes into it. I cook it and then mix in my favorite cheese spread (usually cream cheese) with some whole milk. A friend came for dinner on Christmas who is diabetic and also can't eat anything made from cow's milk but is ok with goat's milk. I have to have mashed potatoes on Christmas, to go with the roast bird. I mixed in soft herbal goat cheese and some goat milk Whole Foods carries. I count it as a three-fer - mashed potato, crucifer, and vegetable all rolled into one! Great as a leftover too.
I made bread pudding with those awful corn muffins. I added apples for extra moisture and pecans on top. It was good warm, less so after refrigerated. I ended up throwing the last of it out, but at least I tried.
The doughnut sells for 35 baht per piece (a little over $1) and is available now through June 30.
While the idea of a slightly savory egg pastry may seem unusual stateside, egg tarts are extremely popular in Portugal, China and several Latin American countries. The traditional tarts, which are often on the sweeter side and commonly involve flavors like vanilla, ginger or honey, are served in a crumbly pastry crust.
These salted-egg doughnuts, on the other hand, are filled with a gooey custard that contains egg yolks, sugar, milk and salt. The filling's flavor might not even be the most unusual part of this pastry since unlike traditional filled doughnuts that don't have a hole in the middle, these doughnuts appear totally normal on the outside, but when you bite into them, they're actually filled all the way around so you get a bit of salty custard in every bite.
If you're really, really into that creamy, salted-egg flavor, there’s also a salted-egg macchiato available at Krispy Kreme Thailand locations.
Cauliflower tots sound very interesting! I'll have to look for them in the store. I've been wanting to get some meal side dishes that are tasty but not too unhealthy and those sound like the perfect thing.
I'd never heard of licorice salt so I looked around on Google. You can use it on porridge (I would assume that means oatmeal, too), in hot chocolate or with chocolate desserts, in sauces and marinades, in stuffing, over popcorn, on ice cream. Most sites just advise to experiment with it. It can be used for sweet or savory dishes.
I was pouting last week about not being able to go strawberry picking like we usually do in the spring, then I heard about a pop-up farmer's market they set up in a parking lot down the street yesterday. They had tables far apart so people could distance, and everyone made sure not to pile on top of each other. It was awesome.
I grabbed squash, a big basket of strawberries, corn, a watermelon, zucchini and some tomatoes. I didn't have to venture into a store and got to fill up the veggie bins in my fridge. Woohoo!
I got to go blueberry picking today, the farm just opened up this weekend. Everyone stayed spread out really well so that wasn't a problem. The blueberries are HUGE this year, so it didn't take long to fill up two gallon buckets. Even better, since it was about 120 degrees out in that field this morning (not really, but it felt like it ).
I'm SO jealous, waywyrd! I love fresh blueberries, but they're not really a huge crop around here. You can get them at the farmers' market, but they're very expensive (like $8 for a little container). We have lots of other crops grown around here, but not blueberries....at least not enough to bring the price down.
So.....cobbler or pie first?
Our farmers markets are open - three on Saturday, one Sunday and various markets on T, W & Th - but I still am not comfortable with the situation. How do you physically distance from people in booths that are hardly 6' wide?
For now, I'm getting most of my produce from Whole Foods, which always has good stuff. Since I'm back to having a big salad every day for either lunch or dinner, I'm buying WF's big 1 lb bin of mixed greens. It's $5 and lasts longer than the equivalent thing at other stores. I don't know why theirs is better, but it is. I bought a bin a week ago Friday and it still smells fresh.
I can't get enough Persian cucumbers and bell peppers lately. I only wish the cukes weren't so delicate - they start turning pretty quickly. I have to eat them fast!
Critical $8 for a little container? Yikes. These were $12 a gallon (which is a LOT of blueberries). I made muffins first, put some on my oatmeal this morning, and if I can hunt down some peaches I'll make a peach-blueberry cobbler. That little pop-up farmer's market wasn't open this weekend for some reason, and my local grocery store looks like a bomb went off in it. Hardly any produce out besides bananas and lettuce, not a peach to be found.
I have always despised Jan thru March. It seems like nothing good happens then. It's cold and a blizzard could happen anytime but the one saving grace are the Polish doughnuts that my local grocery pepares every day until I think the end of Feb. They are called Paczki only made this time of year.
I now have my EBT card for groceries. Since I have to have delivery I searched both Instacart and Amazon for the easier way to go. Only one store in my area serviced by Instacart has EBT access and that is Aldi.
I searched Aldi and really, really didn't like the looks of what seemed to be third class offering. Then I searched Amazon Fresh and went - All Right. When I'm ready, that is the store I'll use. They sort out by EBT eligible and in-eligible.
I registered my card at both services...should be interesting.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed) Established 2005 28,473
Oh good! So happy to hear that. I've never done Amazon Fresh, I'm interested in what you think.
I haven't shopped Amazon Fresh using EBT, but I do use it regularly. It's sort of like a regular grocery store with a bit of Whole Foods thrown in. You can buy produce, national brands and the WF 365 brand, which I really like. I shopped the Amazon store on Prime Now for a while, but Amazon Fresh has a better selection of fresh produce. That Amazon PN store also sells a small selection of non-grocery products like books, music, etc.
One of the best things about Fresh is that you can add to your order after you've placed it. I also like that, once you've placed your order, you're pretty assured that you'll get everything you ordered. It's the difference between shopping an app where the products are in a store (with customer actively shopping in it) vs. in a warehouse. In the last 6 months or so, I've only had maybe one or two things that ended up being out of stock after I ordered. You rarely have to deal with texts about your order the way you do with Shipt/Instacart or even Whole Foods through Amazon.
They tend to open up new delivery slots throughout the day too, which is nice. Last night, I tried to schedule a delivery time for today and the only slot the had open was tonight from 10pm to midnight! Nope! I tried again this morning and got a delivery time for this afternoon.
Needless to say, their prices are good too. Equivalent o what you'd pay at a discount grocery store or at Target. I tend to comparison shop at lot and the lowest prices are generally Fresh or Target (I get that through Shipt).
ETA: Okay, I think I jinxed myself! My driver just brought my order, but I still can't get it off the porch because he's been fumbling around trying to figure out how to scan it in as delivered. I think it's his first day, bless his heart. He keeps doing the same thing over and over again and can't figure it out. He's called his manager twice! I have frozen food out there! At a certain point, I'm just going to go get my food and he can deal with the aftermath!
That sounds a lot like Fresh Direct that we have here. I have to check if the prices are better at Amazon.
I was trying really hard to not laugh while he was out there. I left the front door open, so I could see through the security door when he left. It was easily 10 minutes. I felt for the guy, but I also just wanted my food! The best part was when my giant chicken of a cat kept growling at him
Really though, I do recommend Fresh. They have a nice selection and really good prices. When I was home with my folks, we did a fair amount of shopping for pick-up at their local grocery store and that was easy too. I think my issue with that would be that I would just buy too much. Sometimes more is just more.
When the pandemic is over, I'll cancel my Shipt subscription, but I'll definitely buy dry goods/shelf stable stuff via 2 day shipping at Target. Great prices and free shipping for orders over $35 Sometimes, it's hard to get to $35 because the prices are so low!