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Beer Battered Cauliflower Bites

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I had a whole head of cauliflower in my fridge for a few days, and I was unsure on how to prepare this versatile vegetable.  I was drinking a beer after a full day of studying, and I had a "light bulb moment."  I have used beer batter in the past to prepare shrimp with a sriracha sauce, as well as chicken.




Why not cauliflower?!?  The flavor profile may be interesting....



I chopped the cauliflower roughly and put the florets in a pot filled with hot salted water...



I mixed a half bottle of one of my favorite wheat beers with some flour...



I removed the cauliflower florets from the boiling water to blanch in ice cold water.  I dried each floret with a paper towel, and then dumped them in my beer batter.  In a medium-hot frying pan filled with vegetable oil, I quickly fried each floret.  After removing from the hot oil, I sprinkled the cauliflower bites with sea salt.  So simple!




Enjoy!  What is your favorite beer?

Sage's 1st Sail-lebration!

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While we are vacationing in Turks and Caicos for my daughter's 2nd birthday today, I am reflecting on her 1st birthday!  How time flies!!



Dr. Man wanted an unique 1st birthday party for his little girl.  We thought about having it in a ballroom in Northern NJ that overlooked the NYC skyline.  He thought that would be too similar to our gender reveal party (coming soon to the blog) that we had in Philadelphia.  His idea was to have it on a yacht for our closest family and friends.  After touring some yachts thanks to Prestige Yacht Charters, we chose The Lexington due to its modern sitting area downstairs, as well as the dance floor and opening to the outside upstairs.



I centered the theme around the pink and grey sailing invitations, as well as Sage's outfits for her day.




Despite being a 1st birthday party, I still wanted to guests to have a "grown-up feel."  As they entered the yacht, they were ushered upstairs and greeted with their choice of white wine, champagne…

5 Ingredients or Less...

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With busy days as a dermatology resident physician, wife to an orthopaedic spine surgeon, and a new mom to a rambunctious toddler, I am always trying to prepare meals in 45 minutes or less (including prep and clean-up).  I like to purchase my grocery items a week in advance in order to prep my meals for the week; however, I purchase seafood either the day before or the day of.  I usually stick to meals that require 5 ingredients or less.  My focus is always on simplicity and seasoning.

Parsnips, scallops, and spinach..




Sweet potatoes, scallops, and spinach...





Pan-seared sea bass with sauteed shiitake mushrooms and spinach...




And a quick appetizer that I prepare when I am expecting family and friends...





Bacon, angel hair pasta, white wine of your choice (preferably something you will drink with dinner), white button mushrooms, and green onions...





I am always thinking of what I can prepare for dinner when I have about 30 minutes before my husband and daughter return home.  What can you …