I discovered cauliflower soup when I was looking for a healthier alternative to one of my go-to winter meals, potato soup. Cauliflower has fewer calories than potatoes, so using it as a substitute drops the total caloric content of your soup by three quarters. Calories aside, it also has fewer carbohydrates than potatoes, so the soup doesn't leave you feeling bloated and ready for a nap afterwards. Plus, it's good for people who can't have dairy because you don't need milk. Vegans can swap out the butter and stock for their preferred substitute.
Bird asked: "Anyone have ideas for what to get outdoorsy and fairly minimalist people?" Ooh ooh! Me! I do! I LOVE shopping for outdoorsy people because the products are usually so useful and creative, and then creatively useful. Here are my favorites for all the outdoorsy, adventurous, and travel-fiend types — brothers, sisters, parents, best friends, co-workers, etc.
Do you have a geek in your life that you need prezzies for? You're in luck! Geeks are easy to shop for because we're total geeks and get excited over the most ridiculous shit. But if you're still struggling to find that perfect geeky gift, no worries I GOT YOU! Here's Megan's guide to gifts for geeky girls and boys alike.
So this thing not only looks cool, but it's also a charging base For iPhones or iPods, AND turns your iPhone into a larger vintage-style telephone with one button pick-up/hang-up. Plus it can also work as a landline phone.
Holiday shoppers, stop stressing: Offbeat Home has gotchu covered this year. All this week we'll be bringing you helpful Homie shopping guides. First up: gifts for people you like but don't know that well. This can be co-workers, perhaps a couple of in-laws, what about your trainer or tutor? These things will please EVERYONE, and make you look like you give a shit about 'ol what's-his-name.
I'm a huge fan of Kat Von D, but love her or hate her, I think we can all agree her house is awesome. She posted this short tour of the weird and wonderful pieces in her home — all handmade by Etsy shop owners and her artist friends — and the objects are rad as hell. William Morris said: "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful," and Kat seems to agree.