Chico Farmer’s Market with Califlour Foods

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A whole head of Cauliflower in pizza?!

Last week we visited our friends over at Califlour Foods at the Chico Certified Farmers Market and tried their yummy Califlour pizza crusts! The Chico based company carries a variety of healthy flour alternatives; including their new Cali-Rice. As certified health coaches, founders Amy Lacey and Dana Grant created a line of fabulous products free of gluten, artificial flavors, and preservatives. Their “Keep It Simple” motto has led them to exclusively use fresh ingredients and develop easy to follow recipes. After sampling their Original and Cali-Red Pepper Crust we are hooked! We are excited how delicious it can be to eat clean.

The products are available for purchase at the Thursday night market and via Califlour’s Foods online store.

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Despite the rain, these beauties radiated positive energy in our red Keep It Simple tees by Cara Loren. We loved seeing how each lady wore the shirt, while staying true to their personal style. The boyfriend style cut is effortless and super versatile, with the front reading, “Keep It Simple.” This motto truly conveys the companies values. Each pizza crust is made with 4 fresh ingredients; cauliflower, cheese, eggs, and spices. For those of you going gluten free- these are a great staple for the entire family.

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Check out their delicious recipes below, and browse more here: http://www.califlourfoods.com/recipes

margarita

artisanarugula

friedrice

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~The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

 

Who Loves Cookies???

I love cookies. Like, LOVE! Who doesn’t? Every December, I bake cookies for my family and friends. I always make my famous “heaven cookies,” Lemon Gems, and Sugar Cookies. For fun, I’ll usually add in a few unique cookie recipes like Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate and Red Velvet Cake Balls. Last year, I had to travel by plane to see my family during the holidays. On the way to the airport, I realized I forgot all 100+ cookies in my refrigerator! My friend and her family enjoyed them and now I’m sure they expect a special cookie package.  😉 Don’t worry Darlene I won’t forget about you this year!

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It usually takes all day to bake my cookies! Last year, I got a beautiful Kitchen Aid stand mixer for a gift (thanks hubby) and that’s one great cookie mixer. My heaven cookies are my most requested cookie recipe; named as such because my sister-in-law says they taste like heaven 🙂

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Heaven Cookies

4 1/2 cups flour                                                     2 packages (3.4oz) vanilla pudding

2 teaspoons baking soda                                    4 eggs

2 cups butter, softened                                       2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar                         2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cups white sugar                                            2 cups dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Sift flower and baking soda together. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in pudding mix. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls or cookie scoop onto un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be lightly golden brown.

You can play with the bake time a little…I like the cookies to be a bit soft in the middle. They taste like delicious cookie dough! It makes approximately 4 dozen depending on the size of cookies you make. I have a dairy allergy so I usually use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter instead of real butter. It doesn’t have much dairy in the ingredients and I think it makes my heaven cookies extra fluffy. Just a little tip 🙂

Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/award-winning-soft-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Happy Baking

Laura J