Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Rice South West Style

Southwestern Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients:

1 head Cauliflower
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1 onion caramelized  (see instructions below)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 jalapeno (finely chopped) if desired
10 small cherry tomatoes
1 diced bell peppers
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 TBSP cilantro (chopped fine)
3 Tbsp. of butter or ghee
½ tsp. parsley chopped
½ cup vegetable broth
1 tsp. salt preferably Celtic Sea salt- coarse
1 tsp. Himalayan salt
1 cup frozen peas
1 Tbsp. Harrissa (sweet Tunisian pepper condiment)
½ cup of Chimichurri or Salsa Verde

Directions:

Roast the cauliflower in oven at 375 for 1 hour and 15 minutes too medium browned with olive oil, 1 tsp. of each: salt and garlic powder.
It is best to layer seasonings.

Meanwhile, begin to caramelize onions. (see below)

Leave in hot oven for a few hours. Best to cook in oven day before.  Then chill the cauliflower in fridge.

Begin to sauté, in 2 Tbsp. Ghee, cook the onions, cherry tomatoes and red bell pepper. Add jalapeno. Cook until veggies are soft about 10 minutes over medium heat.

Sauteed Onions & Tomatos 

While this is sautéing. Pulse in food processor. (Do not hold the button down or rice will become over processed.) Remember we are making cauliflower into rice size pellets. So add cauliflower into food processor. Season with garlic powder and salt.

How to make Cauliflower Rice Homemade Cauliflower Rice

Assembling the Rice and Veggies:

When vegetables are sautéed, Add 1 more Tbls. of ghee and the cauliflower rice.

Add the cumin, garlic powder and salt, oregano. Salsa verde and Harissa. Finally add the vegetable broth, the salt and garlic powder, peas, cilantro and parsley.

This is the most flavorful way to eat rice and get nutritional value to your family and friends with out them even knowing they are eating Cauliflower! Amazing dish to discover. Stay tuned for more variations on this recipe.

Caramelize Onions Ingredients:

1 large onion diced
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
¼ cup Sherry or Marsala wine

Caramelizing Onions Directions:

First begin by caramelizing 1 large diced onion. Add oil to saute pan and heat well. Then add onions, sea salt, ? garlic powder and cook over medium heat for approx. 10 to 15 minutes. When well browned, add ¼ cup of Sherry wine and ?simmer for approx. 3 minutes longer to absorb the Sherry flavor.  Cool off onion mixture.

Onions can be stored in fridge for a few days.

curried-cauliflower

Curry Cauliflower w/Raisins & Pecans

Whole Head Of Roasted Cauliflower.

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower (approx. 2 pounds)
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup water

Dressing:
1 ½ tsp. curry powder
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup of organic Mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 carrot shredded
1 stalk celery diced fine
½ medium onion finely diced
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 cup pecans
½ cup raisins dark

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a small roasting pan place entire cauliflower in oven with water at bottom of pan. Drizzled with olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook for 35  minutes. Chill cauliflower in fridge.
Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces or medium florets. Toss the cauliflower in a large bowl with 1/2 curry powder and salt.
Mix dressing on side:
In a separate bowl mix mayonnaise, salt, garlic powder, shredded carrots, celery, onions, raisins and pecans until well blended. Pour over chilled cauliflower.  Garnish with cherry tomatoes or other complimentary vegetables of choice.

 

There is no need to disassemble or cut any cauliflower   or even squash before it is cooked. Just add the whole squash or cauliflower in the oven, cook for ½ hour to an hour, and “cut later,” philosophy.

After cooking it is so much easier to cut cauliflower into florets,  given the softness.

This recipe is a great alternative to any fall meal and can be the main attraction on your Thanksgiving table.   The nuts and raisins gives this a hint of sweetness and autumn.

Roasting cauliflower gives an added texture and “nuttiness” to this vegetable. No longer is it necessary to boil cauliflower. Roasting it gives us so many more options.

Cauliflower in all its glory takes on the flavor of it’s spices and condiments making this one of the most versatile vegetable at any meal.

Happy Spicy Condiment Cooking!

healthy-peach-cobbler

Healthy Peach Cobbler

The mixture of pecans with the hazelnut gives the peaches extra added flavor. It is an unusual combination of flavors your taste buds will love.

Ingredients:

8 inch round cast iron pan or oven sauté pan

4 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup organic Turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Dash of kosher salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp.. coconut flour

 roasted-peaches

Crumble Ingredients:
½ tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. butter
• 1 cup hazelnut meal flour finely ground (Bob’s Mill, grain free & gluten free)
• 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
• ½ tsp. cinnamon
• 1/2 cup organic Turbinado sugar
• 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
• Vanilla ice cream to serve over the top

Instructions:

Preheat the over to 425°.

Prepare the peaches by roasting them in the sauté pan and combining the first 7 ingredients.  Roast peaches for 15 minutes in the oven. Meanwhile, prepare the crumble in a food processor by adding the next 8 ingredients and blend in processor for approximately 2 minutes until it is a coarse consistency. Lower temperature of oven to 35o°.  Add crumble to the peach mixture in the oven and bake for another 30 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream.

This can be prepared a day ahead and baked off while your guests are having dinner.

Health Benefits of Peaches:

Antioxidant Capacity: The peels and the pulp of peaches possess significant antioxidant proper ties. The presence of chlorogenic acid in peaches also contributes to their protective effects. Antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-crytoxanthin help in scavenging the oxygen-derived free radicals and protect the body against the harmful effects of various diseases.

Hypokalemia: Peaches contain potassium, which is vital for proper nerve signaling and cellular functioning of the body. The potassium content in peaches also helps in metabolic processes, utilizing carbohydrates, maintaining electrolyte balance, and the regulation of muscular tissues. A lack of potassium in the body can lead to hypokalemia which can affect muscular strength and can cause an irregular heartbeat. Read more…

Roasted Yellow Zucchini with Garlic Aioli

One of the most delicious squashes is this yellow squash. If you are not a fan of vegetables, the way this is prepared will change your mind. The roasted garlic Aioli sauce and the pesto give these vegetable an added boost of flavor.  Enjoy this special preparation as yellow squash is plentiful most of the year.

Ingredients:

3  yellow squash sliced approx 1/4 inch slices
½ large onion sliced thin
¼ tsp coconut oil to coat bottom of roasting pan
1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbl. Roasted Garlic Aioli- Stonewall Kitchen
2 Tbsp. Pesto sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp oregano

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease roasting pan with coconut oil.

Add yellow squash to roasting pan.

Add pesto and garlic sauce, mix with a large spoon until squash is evenly coated.

Season squash with garlic powder, salt, pepper and oregano. Spread out evenly in the roasting pan. Add olive oil over top. Do not toss.

Bake 35 minutes or until it is nicely browned.

Enjoy!!!

Paleonola Muffins

Paleonola Morning Muffins *Gluten Free*

These gluten free, Paleo muffins make a great breakfast on the go. They are moist and delicious with no sugar added, making them low carb. and glycemic index friendly.

Ingredients:

1 bag paleonola maple pancake granola -10 oz.
Approx 3 cups
1 cup pecans – chopped for topping
1 Tbps. honey

1 Tbps. Ghee melted
1 egg
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. coconut oil*
? cup coconut milk
¼ cup hemp milk
1 Tbps. honey
2 Tbps. Almond Butter
2 Tbps. Coconut Flour
½ tsp. sea salt
1 Tbps. Maple cream preferably (may substitute maple syrup)
1 cup pecans chopped well topping

Paleonola, Pecans, Maple Cream Paleonola

Topping Ingredients:

½ cup pecans chopped well (substitute walnuts)
1 Tbsp. honey

Makes 6 to 8 muffins.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sauce pan, over medium-low heat melt ghee. In a food processor add all the ingredients starting with the Paleonola and including only 1 Tbsp. of the melted ghee. Using a paper towel, rub the inside of the muffin pan with the rest of the ghee from the saucepan. Spoon the muffin mixture into muffin pan ¾ way to top.  After filling the muffin pan, sprinkle the pecans on the top with a touch of honey or maple cream on top. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes turn off oven and leave muffins in for 10 minutes longer.

Paleonola Muffins Gluten Sugar Free

My favorite new breakfast item. Totally gluten free. Doesn’t taste healthy but it is! In fact these muffins are very low in sugar and carbs, no one will know you did not use flour or sugar. Sweet and flavorful. Paleonola is a fantastic new item that is a great snack on it’s own.

One stop Paleo shop resource >> Purchase Paleonola
Paleonola Nutritional Facts

Roxbury Pure Maple Cream >> Purchase

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Chicken with Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This chicken dish is a delicious meal that falls off the bone. It is only 2 steps. A guaranteed favorite for a family dinner. Chicken thighs seem to have a much more robust flavor with the oven roasted tomatoes. You can roast the tomatoes the day before and just assemble it when you are ready for your meal. The oven roasted tomatoes bring a sweetness to any dish. Enjoy everyone!

4 -6 chicken thighs
2 lbs. cherry tomatoes (approx 30)
½ cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. sea salt coarse
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
½ cup sake cooking
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth

Place tomatoes in roasting pan @425. Add 1 tsp salt and ¼ c of olive oil. Roast for about 30 minutes.

roasted tomatoes1
While tomatoes are roasting:

Place chicken skin side down in hot sauté pan with remainder of olive oil. Season chicken with salt and garlic powder.

Allow chicken to brown until crispy over high heat approx. 7 minutes per side. Lower the heat: Add sake. After 2 minutes, add the broth. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.

roasted chicken2

Add roasted tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes.
Serve over rice or pasta. Great with any side dish.

Garnish with Fresh Basil.

roasted chicken3

Apple Banana Breakfast Muffins **gluten free

Apple Banana Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients

1 medium apple peeled
1/2 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 egg
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 c almond milk
1-6 oz yogurt fruyo pineapple brand
2 tbsp. ricotta cheese

1 1/2 c almond flour
1/2 c organic millet flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder * gluten free

In food processor
Add cut apple, banana , salt  and vanilla until very small pieces . Add the next 7 ingredients .

In a seperate bowl mix all the dry ingredients . Stir with a fork to blend the flours and baking powder together. Next, pour the wet ingredients into bowl of flour and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray and fill 3/4 of muffin tin.
Cook for 25 minutes at 375. Place a pan of water in stove to create moisture while muffins cook. When finished baking, turn oven off and leave muffin pan in for 15 minutes longer .
These muffins are healthy sugar and gluten free.

Baked Spinach and Egg White Muffins

egg white muffins
12 whites, 2 yolks- large eggs
1T parm cheese
1T Mexican blend cheese or another cheese of your liking, shredded
1t garlic powder
¼t good salt

This recipe will make 6 standard sized muffins or 4 large muffins.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a skillet, saute 3 handfuls of fresh, washed spinach in 2T of olive oil. Let the spinach cool and squeeze out the extra moisture.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs then add the cheese, seasonings and spinach.

Spray your muffin pan, even if you are using one with a nonstick surface. Pour the mixture into each of the cups, almost to the top.

Place the tin in a water bath, pouring water about halfway up the side of the tin.

water bath

Cook for about 25 minutes, or until the centers are set.

After cooling for a few minutes, remove from the tin and serve.

These “muffins” can be eaten warm or cold and is an Atkins friendly option.

Heart Pancakes

2 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Sift together in a large bowl.

In a separate, medium sized bowl, combine the following:

3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon orange flower water
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 tablespoons orange flavored honey or other honey
1 tablespoon agave nectar
2 cups ricotta cheese
4 oz marscapone cheese

Blend together and add to the dry mix using a spatula.

Put into a heart-shaped mold and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Here is good mold to use for chocolate, muffins and pancakes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000M9N7CM.

Sausage Bake

sausage bake cut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Using a casserole pan approx 11×13, butter the bottom and sides. Using 2 Pillsbury crescent rolls (I used the reduced fat type), unroll and lay out the dough flat against the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Poke holes in the dough using a fork to help it from puffing up with baking. Pre-bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until lightly golden brown.

1lb italian sausage- mild or spicy depending on taste
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 oz sherry
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flake
¼ c maple syrup

Brown sausage in a pan with casing on over medium-high heat. You don’t really need any oil in the pan, because the fat will render from meat for it to cook in. When the sausage is almost done browning, add fennel seeds.

Deglaze the pan with a splash of sherry, then place the sausage with any liquids in the food processor. Pulse until the sausage is in a medium crumble, then add the red pepper flake and maple syrup and pulse to combine.

In a medium sized bowl, wisk together:

2 whole eggs
1 C egg whites (liquid)
2 C half and half or heavy cream
2 C cheese (reserve 1/2 C to top casserole) You can use cheddar, mexican blend, provolone, gruyere, or any type of cheese you have in your refrigerator.

Once browned, remove the pan from the oven and place the sausage crumble on top of the flat crescent rolls. Then pour in the egg mixture and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.

sausage bake

Return the casserole back into the oven for an additional 50 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let the casserole set and cool and bit prior to serving. The casserole can be cut into little breakfast squares or be cut into larger pieces.