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This enormous pancake is made in a rice cooker! No need to stand over the stove and flip individual pancakes. Instead, just pour in the batter and let the rice cooker do the work.

Rice cooker pancakes were introduced in Japan a few years ago and became an internet sensation. It’s been on my to-do list the for longest time and with the weekend almost here, I decided to try making one. Or two. Or three. Okay, so I went a little overboard, but I was having so much fun experimenting!

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cauliflower-lasagna-21This low carb, gluten-free and lightened up lasagna uses cauliflower noodles in place of traditional lasagna pasta.

I’m really excited to share this recipe with you today. I’ve been wanting to try to make this for a while now, and of course I made it on one of the hottest days we’ve had in San Diego. With the oven working hard, the house became really, really hot. But when I cut out the first slice and saw all that melted cheese, it was worth it.

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Things have been a little crazy around here lately, so sorry if the post scheduling seems a bit off. It just seems to be one thing after another that I’ve had to deal with.

Black bean hummus is mixed with green chili peppers, fresh tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese for a delicious spicy dip.

I have to confess: I’ve never tasted a hummus made with black beans until now. And I love this one so I wish I hadn’t waited so long! This dip is great served with some tortilla chips or vegetables but I can also see it making a good spread for tacos, toast and more.