‘Healthy’ Super Bowl Grub

Ahhhh, the Super Bowl: Feasting + Football. It’s an unofficial American National Holiday called Super Bowl Sunday, the second largest day for U.S. food consumption (after Thanksgiving!) and has often been the most watched American TV broadcast of the year.

With all this sporting/celebratory decadence how do you maintain any eating discipline?

Voila! Here’s a healthy option for parties recommended by my favorite chef, Swan 🙂 #swanskitchen

Recipe from Skinnytaste.com
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
1 head of cauliflower broken up into florets
1 c water
1 c flour
2 t garlic powder
3/4 c Frank’s hot sauce
1 T unsalted butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Whisk together the water, flour, and garlic powder to create a batter.
3. Coat cauliflower florets in batter.
4. Spray an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet with cooking spray.
5. Place battered cauliflower on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
6. While the cauliflower is baking mix together the hot sauce and butter.
7. Brush or pour the hot sauce mixture over the cauliflower.
8. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
9. Enjoy!

How to Donate Your Clothes

Before you change your mind, round up those clothes and use this guide to give where it counts!

Clothes in used condition:

H&M, Ann Taylor, Loft, Levi’s and the North Face let shoppers send / bring in clothing, shoes and accessories (any brand) in exchange for discounts on purchases. Donated items are resued or recycled.

Old denim:

The Blue Jeans Go Green Program (bluejeansgogreen.com) organizes denim drives with retailers and universities. Old jeans will be reborn as insulation for communities in need. Donators receive a discount to buy a new pair.

Well worn sneaks:

Nike ReUse–A-Shoe Program allows you to bring up to 10 pairs (any label) to a Nike or Converse retail store, or mail them to the recycling facility (nikereuseashoe.com).

Underused formal wear:

Project G.L.A.M. (wgirls.org) distributres bridesmaid dresses / fancy dresses to needy highschoolers. BridesAcrossAmerica.com puts wedding gowns into the hands of military brides.

Old eyeglasses:

New Eyes for the Needy (new-eyes.org) will take used specs and give to children and adults in developing nations.

Luxury or vintage fashion:

Check out poshmark.com. Clothes in new or gently used condition are accepted. Buyers browse the member’s closets in the app. If you want to donate, snap photos on your phone, identify one as your covershot, write a description and set the price. All items must be sent with a prepaid U.S. Postal Serrvice USPS Shipping label. You must also supply the box. You get 80% on sales of $15 or more; under $15, the company takes a $2.95 commission.

*Happy Donating*

Motivational Monday w/o Feb 1st: The Princess Bride

Inidgo Monday

Easily in the top 3 favorite movies of Brielle, The Princess Bride has a very soft spot in my heart. At my wedding, I walked down the aisle to the theme song: A Story Book Story!

My best friend, Linda Gomes, sent this to me and I laughed so hard. Yes, this is how I feel about Monday sometimes.