Cauliflower Mash & Ground Turkey

I have tried using cauliflower before and it just wasn’t what I expected. I found out with this meal though if you want the consistency if “mash”, it really requires a blender of some sort…I don’t care how much “elbow grease” others may say you need to put into it, I think at some point using modern technology is worth it.

We used one yellow and one white cauliflower head, unknowingly making a mashed potato color mash.

I also found out that ground turkey goes very well with this since the saltiness helps balance the flavor a lot.

Here’s the steps:
(only focusing on the mash because the turkey is simply adding the ingredients together in a pan and frying up)

1. Chop the heads in florets.
2. Add the florets to a deep pot with about an inch of water and a steaming apparatus.
3. Steam until the florets are easily pierced with a fork.
4. Strain the florets and add them to a blender of some sort with butter (I used 3/4 a stick), milk/water (I used almond milk), salt, pepper, minced garlic and rosemary.
5. Blend, blend, blend. Repeat, adding ingredients little by little until you have a desired consistency.

Yesterday I downloaded the tiltshiftgen2 app for iPhone because I was interested in making some fake miniature photos. I find it really fascinating to see them since they appear so artificial yet, in reality the scene exists on a full scale somewhere (guess it’s a fascination with toy train sets, towns and perhaps even doll houses I picked up at some point).
Anyways, today I tried out my skills, but got to say it was not so well of a turn out. I need to be higher for buildings of course and maybe farther away from large objects. I’ll post more of the one’s I made on the train ride home I am proud of later, but this shot from Los Angeles Union Station to the city is always a cool shot earlier in the morning on the way to work.

Yesterday I downloaded the tiltshiftgen2 app for iPhone because I was interested in making some fake miniature photos. I find it really fascinating to see them since they appear so artificial yet, in reality the scene exists on a full scale somewhere (guess it’s a fascination with toy train sets, towns and perhaps even doll houses I picked up at some point).

Anyways, today I tried out my skills, but got to say it was not so well of a turn out. I need to be higher for buildings of course and maybe farther away from large objects. I’ll post more of the one’s I made on the train ride home I am proud of later, but this shot from Los Angeles Union Station to the city is always a cool shot earlier in the morning on the way to work.

Had a phenomenal dinner and enjoyed a great new years party this year.
Definitely enjoy house parties that are not crazy just get drunk parties these days. I think the element of “fancy” helps for sure because I don’t think anyone would want to party hard in a tie and button up shirt haha

Had a phenomenal dinner and enjoyed a great new years party this year.

Definitely enjoy house parties that are not crazy just get drunk parties these days. I think the element of “fancy” helps for sure because I don’t think anyone would want to party hard in a tie and button up shirt haha

Angeles National Forest Saturday Hike

Originally we decided to hike all the way to the “Bridge to Nowhere”, but our late start for the day didn’t allow for it. Not sure the distance to the bridge, but supposedly it’s a 7+ mile hike from what I have heard.

It was kind of a colder day with warm spots in the sun, yet chilly in the shade. Not to mention the winding creek water was pretty chilly too (which I would know since I slipped in multiple times).

It was a nice 3 hour or so hike as well as a nice 30 minute drive through the hills to the trailhead.

Lots to see from birds, plants and trees (including poison ivy and oak), bugs fungi, and just the cool creek that we had to cross multiple times. Basically the path winds back and forth over the creek.