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Old 07-02-2012, 22:16   #1
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I just made some delicious faux potato salad with celery, onion, egg and celery salt.....ummmm! might be all gone by the 4th! That's 2 days away!! Will also make some deviled eggs.

I'll also grill bratwurst and steam some fresh broccoli..... haven't decided what I will make for dessert....maybe a black bean cake! Healthy Indulgences: Healthy Chocolate Cake with a Secret

Guess I won't get too fancy since I'll be by myself, but I like fixing myself a feast!

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That sounds yummy. Someone on another board I'm on made faux-tatoe salad with cauliflower.

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I think it sounds great - DH is dubious - guess I'll just have to try it and make a believer out of him!

Happy fourth!

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They cut the cauliflower into smallish pieces. Steamed until just done. Put in ice bath. Drained and patted dry. Mixed it up just like regular potato salad. Let sit in the fridge for a day before serving. I'm going to make it and try to slip it past my dad on the 4th

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On Laura Dolson's LC site she has a whole menu for 4th of July including the Cauliflower Potato Salad. I have never made it but may just have to give it a try. I think it will just be my hubbie and I so I better not make too much.

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I've made faux tater salad using green bananas too, and even turnips worked well once. The green bananas are best, but alas - I don't tolerate them well since I've gotten into ketosis.




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Another great picnic salad is broccoli salad - you don't even have to cook the broccoli. Mayonnaise, bacon bits, celery or celery seed, sunflower seeds, and sweetened a bit. It, too, improves by sitting in the 'refrig until the next day.

Staying home and inside for the fourth. Now that you all mentioned it, I'll for sure make some salads. Alas, hubby doesn't like either of them. For him, it's the real thing (potato salad) or nothing. So he gets nothing!

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Another great picnic salad is broccoli salad - you don't even have to cook the broccoli. Mayonnaise, bacon bits, celery or celery seed, sunflower seeds, and sweetened a bit. It, too, improves by sitting in the 'refrig until the next day.

Staying home and inside for the fourth. Now that you all mentioned it, I'll for sure make some salads. Alas, hubby doesn't like either of them. For him, it's the real thing (potato salad) or nothing. So he gets nothing!
I love broccoli salads! You can do 'em up in a million ways. I make one with blanched broccoli, diced red onion, and mushrooms and then I mix in a mayonnaise and anchovy paste mixture. Little salt and pepper and it's done. Just chill to let the flavors set up. It's super simple, but incredibly good and very BG friendly.

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That sounds yummy. Someone on another board I'm on made faux-tatoe salad with cauliflower.
That's it! Just don't overcook the cauliflower and then drain it really well and let it cool before adding the mayo and mustard (if that's the way you like it).

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On Laura Dolson's LC site she has a whole menu for 4th of July including the Cauliflower Potato Salad. I have never made it but may just have to give it a try. I think it will just be my hubbie and I so I better not make too much.

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You'll love it! I used one head of cauliflower and it's enough for me to have with several meals. I even had a couple of bites of it this morning LOL!

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