Category Archives: Summertime Recipes

Low Carb Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad!

Low Carb Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Chopping a Low Carb Broccoli-Cauliflower salad and pounding the keyboard!

I’m writing another script, getting my daughter packed up for college, and making a traditional treat for tonight’s dinner. This salad has been a favorite in our family for many years. It just “says” summertime, with it’s crunchy elements and sweet-tangy dressing. Years ago we made the dressing for this salad with sugar.  We didn’t have a clue about low carb eating.  In recent times, we started using splenda as the sweetener and, with that one change, the Low Carb Broccoli-Cauliflower salad was born. This recipe makes enough to serve a whole bunch of people, or to use as a light dinner by adding some fish or chicken.
Here’s the recipe:
Chop up these ingredients and put in a large bowl:
1 Cauliflower (cut in small pieces)
A matching amount of Broccoli (cut in small pieces)
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms (can be chopped a bit)
1 small purple onion (chopped)
1-2 stalks celery (sliced and chopped)
2-3 Tablespoons golden raisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Make this dressing:
1 cup light olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup Splenda
1 T. Italian seasoning
2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
Pour dressing on salad and toss to coat the pieces.
Chill for 3 hours.

FAFSA – Not That Scary!

Don’t run! It’s just the FAFSA!

Just sit down and watch this video. You might just feel a whole lot more confident and ready to tackle this infamous government financial aid form. After all it’s the most effective way to get money for college! It’s hard to believe, but the FAFSA is the gateway form to just about all the college financial aid there is.  The Federal Government takes the information you enter in the FAFSA form and computes your Expected Family Contribution or EFC. Almost all colleges take their cue from the EFC when it comes to handing out  grants, scholarships, work-study funds and federal student loans. Compared to the much more invasive CSS Profile form used by about 250 elite private schools, the FAFSA is a comparative snap. But stay vigilant and do your homework. This is your chance to get your fair share of the Federal student aid pie.