It’s our wedding anniversary today! 🙂
Yes, we did in fact get married on a Labor Day.
But, my how time flies…
9 years comes and goes in a blink. I really need to be careful. Because if I’m not, life will pass by in a flash, and suddenly I’ll be old and realize that I haven’t done anything meaningful at all! 🙁
We decided to do something meaningful for our anniversary.
We decided to stay at home. And whip up something super special together in the kitchen. Instead of going out. Or ordering a lavish meal delivered to our doorstep via limousine.
We thought it’d be fun. 🙂
And we had something really delicious on our mind. Something we saw on YouTube.
It looked fantastic.
But most importantly:
I’m talking about cauliflower pizza! Made without any flour, gluten or processed ingredients. Totally comprised of fresh vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices. And yes, we were trying to make it as vegan as possible.
Thus the adventure began…
The adventure ended as fast as it started… because… after a long time of blending up stuff, and getting the pizza sauce and toppings ready, we realized that the cauliflower dough blend we made for the crust just wasn’t forming.
It was on the stove.
Flat as a pizza dough.
But it just wasn’t coming together. No matter how long we cooked it, it was still mushy.
I knew we substituted too many ingredients from the original recipe while trying to make it even more nutritious! 🙁
And to make matters worse…
… we were starving.
And the pizza wasn’t ready… yet.
I don’t think it was ever gonna be ready.
Were we really gonna have to order a lavish meal delivered via limousine right to our doorstep?
In a sudden stroke of creative inspiration, my hubby took the cauliflower dough, and made some additions to it… turning it into an amazingly tasty filling.
Next, he then used the filling, and alternated it with the pizza sauce (and some homemade vege crackers we had) and…
… created a uniquely vegan wholefood lasagne! :O
And it was the most incredible lasagne I’ve had in the longest time, vegan or no vegan! :O
I kid you not.
We ate and ate and ate and ate until we were stuffed. Along with all the other goodies we had. It was heavenly.
But looking back at this, I still have to give a little sigh.
It reminded me how…
… sometimes I focus too much on achieving a specific goal…
… like making cauliflower pizza…
… so much so that I lose sight of the big picture…
… like making an amazing meal.
And this means I’m less flexible. And less creative. And miss out on a lot of opportunities to take what I have and turn it into something even better than what I originally wanted.
I think the saying was:
“When life gives you lemon, turn it into lemonade”?
That’s what I’m talking about…
“When life gives you a useless cauliflower pizza dough that refuses to become a crust, make cauliflower lasagne.”
“I Don’t Have 10 Rings”
P.S. I didn’t create any art today. It’s a holiday for me. *Sigh*. 🙁
But I did fatten up my store by adding this wreath yesterday. 🙂
I hope you like it.