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“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Good morning and happy Thursday !!  I was surprised to find an overcast sky this morning.  It feels like the clouds will burn off rather quickly, but I never doubt what the universe sends me to pass along.  And what I see in this sky is a beaming heart.  So if you are needing a hug, or just some encouragement today, I have some beautiful quotes about having a heart to share with you at the end of this post.

I was shocked yesterday at how frequently my message of working for heartfelt joy, in quality, was shared by other bloggers.  But then, I’ve begun to think that Facebook is becoming like a halogram.  What I share, I receive back.

DAMY-Vegan-Cauliflower-PIzza-Bites-2For this week’s Wonderful Web segment, I selected a recipe – Cauliflower Pizza Bites – which I’ve made a couple of times.  It’s from a website that I adore for healthy ideas:  DAMY Health.  If you’ve never been to this website, you’ve got to go check it out!  Co-owners Amy Layne and David Duizer are Canadians who specialize in Holistic Nutrition, stating they are natural weight loss & body transformation experts.  Well, from Amy’s before and after shots, I’d sure say so!  I believe all recipes are vegetarian, and most have a vegan option.  I LOVE DAMY’s Facebook Feed, as their food photography is superb.  And if you are into healthy desserts, this website will no doubt become one of your favorites.

As for the Cauliflower Pizza Bites, DAMY says:  “This recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, high in protein, guilt-free, low in fat, high in fiber and freaking the best craving solution ever!”

I’d agree!  The base for the recipe is a blend of 2 cups grated & cooked cauliflower, tofu and chickpeas, bound together using a flax egg substitute and coconut oil.  Then seasoned with a good dose of Wing Sauce and seasonings.   The recipe makes 12 small bites or mini-muffins:  Enough for a light dinner for Spencer and me, served with my Vegan Caesar Salad.

It’s a great concept recipe.  On my next go round, however, I think I’ll substitute extra virgin olive oil for the coconut oil to make them a little more savory.  While coconut oil is being touted for it’s health benefits, as far as taste goes, I’m not sure it’s the best option here.  And I think that some toasted fennel seed would give these bites more of a “pizza” flavoring.  And also, I think I’ll double the recipe, so I can have some leftovers for guilt-free nibbling throughout the week 😉

I do hope you’ll give them a try.  And if you’ve never been to DAMY, no doubt you’ll be thanking me …

Get the recipe for DAMY’s Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Bites here:   
http://www.damyhealth.com/2012/06/vegan-cauliflower-pizza-bites/

 

 

My heartfelt wishes to you for a lovely Thursday!

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
-Albert Camus

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
-Albert Einstein

We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
-Mahatma Gandhi

Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
-Swami Vivekananda

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
-Norman Vincent Peale

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
-Sylvester Stallone

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
– Dalai Lama

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
– Henri Frederic Amiel

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