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.

7 Layer Italian Dip Recipe

7 Layer Italian Dip

 “SETTE STRATA”

7 Layer Italian Dip Recipe

Great appetizer dip for any party, especially Superbowl! Can be prepared and assembled the day before.

Pans:

9 x 12 glass for baking dish

Roasting pan to crisp beans

Ingredients:

6 oz. shredded Asiago Cheese
6 oz. shredded Parmesan Cheese
5 Tbsp. Pesto Sauce
3 cans Canellini Beans (white beans)
1 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp kosher salt
½  cup Sherry or Marsala wine
1- jar Harissa Sauce
1- jar Artichoke Tapenade (Trader Joe’s)

Harissa, artichoke paste, beans, bruschetta, roasted red peppers

Preparation time: 1.5 hour

Instructions:

Total baking time:  1 hour

Baked Cannelini Beans Layer

3 cans Cannelini beans or white beans – drained n rinsed
½ cup olive oil
(¼ cup olive oil bottom of roasting pan)
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. garlic powder

Add ¼ oil to beans and spices. Place in roasting pan and in the oven.

  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes pour another ¼ olive oil on beans and continue baking for another 30 minutes.

   *(These beans are great as a snack also. You can toss over a salad and add lemon juice over the top.

While, beans are baking caramelize your onions.

Caramelize Onions Ingredients:

3 large onion diced
4 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup Sherry or Marsala wine

Caramelize Onions Layer:

 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.

 Roasted Red Pepper Marscapone Cheese Layer

  ½ jar of roasted pepper -8 oz jar  drained
16 oz.  marscapone cheese (may substitute cream cheese)
2 Tbsp. pesto sauce
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. salt
Add all ingredients in food processor and blend well for a minute.

Turkey/Sausage Layer

  2 Tbsp. of oil
1- lb of turkey meat or pork sausage meat
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
¼ lb. red crushed pepper
½ cup Marsala wine

    Sauté meat in oil. Add meat and spices.  After all cooked, add Marsala wine and let simmer for 3 minutes. Cool off for dip.

italian layered dip

 Assemble Layers:

1st Start with layer of Red Pepper Marscapone

2nd sprinkle a layer of Parmesan / Asiago cheeses

3rd layer crispy beans

4th drizzle pesto & cheeses

5th layer carmelized onions

6th spread artichoke tapenade & sprinkle cheeses

7th layer harissa or bruschetta

  Top it off with shredded cheeses and drizzle pesto on the top.  Bake it in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

Place in the oven 30 minutes before half time. You and your team will truly be a winner with this new famous Italian “7 layer strata tuffo.”  This is great to reheated later in the week.

caliente chili chicken wings recipe

Caliente Chili Chicken Wings *SUPER BOWL FAVORITE*

Ingredients:
3 lbs. mini chicken drummers n wings

3 Tbsp. Hot Chili Garlic Sauce (Vietnamese)
1/4 cup Sriracha hot chili sauce
1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce – Mae Plow
1/2 cup sherry or vermouth
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp sea salt sea
1 roasting pan

Directions:

Run chicken drummers n wings under cold water.
Rinse well. Dry off with paper towels.

Combine chicken, 1 Tbsp. garlic powder, salt and honey. Bake at 450 degrees for approx 1 hour.

After roasting chicken for one hour chicken it should have a light brown glaze over them.
Take out of oven and immediately pour sherry over the chicken. (Chicken will absorb the flavor of the sherry)

Marinade Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. Hot Chili Garlic Sauce
1/4 cup Sriracha hot chili sauce
1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. garlic powder

Marinade Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Pour mixture over chicken wings; bake at 400 degrees for approx 1/2 hour.

Wings can be served either warm or cold. If you prefer them not as spicy, DO NOT use the hot spicy Sriracha sauce (use mild) and replace Hot Chili Garlic Sauce with regular Chili Garlic Sauce. The flavors will be the same but less intense heat.

Share you comments below if you plan to make these for the upcoming Super Bowl! Let us know how your party guests like these amazing wings!

Gluten Free Healthy Apple Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Apple Nut Pie

As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are approaching, I wanted to share this deliciously, easy apple pie recipe as you start entertaining guests or attending parties.  This will become your signature dessert that everyone will request. There is an abundance of apples in the markets right now. Here are just some of my favorites: Honeycrisp, Gala and Braeburn.

Ingredients:

 9 inch Spring Form pan

9 Inch Spring Form Pan

Pecan crust:
1 cup pecans
½ cup hazelnuts
½ cup walnuts
Dash sea salt
1 tsp organic raw sugar
Dash salt
Dash cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted Ghee

Apple filling:
5 apples cored and sliced organic
(Honeycrisp , Gala and Braeburn)
1 tsp. Madagascar pure vanilla
2 tsp hemp seeds
2 Tbsp. raw honey
¼ organic maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp. of organic sunflower butter(I <3 “Once Again”)
½ tsp lemon zest
Juice of ½ lemon
1 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 Tbsp. coconut  sugar

Directions:
Make crust by combining all pecan crust ingredients in food processor. Spread evenly on bottom of spring form pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Pecan Crust Pecan Crust Spring Pan Baked Pecan Crust

Meanwhile:
Place slice apples in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over apples. Add remaining ingredients.
Allow apples to marinate for 15 minutes while you make crumble topping.

Peeled Apple Sliced Apples

Almond Walnut and Hemp Seed Crumble:
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup hemp seeds
½ cup almonds
3 Tbsp. Ghee melted
1 Tbsp. Pure organic cane sugar
1 Tbsp. coconut flour
Dash of salt

Blend all ingredients for crumble in food processor.

Walnuts Walnut Crumble

Assembly:
Layer apples on baked pecan crust. Add crumble topping. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Let it cool for at least 30 minutes. The longer it sits the more the flavors infuse.

 Gluten Free Healthy Apple Pie Recipe

Did you know?

According to medical journals Apples help ward of diabetes and dementia in addition to breast cancer.
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mashed garlic cauliflower

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

This will be the tastiest mock mashed potatoes you will ever have and is a great alternative to the more complex carbohydrate of potatoes.

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower
1/4 cup olive oil
½ tsp salt – kosher
½ tsp garlic powder
Pinch red crushed pepper
1 clove garlic raw
Fresh basil (chopped)
2 Tbsp.  Roasted Garlic Aioli
1/2 cup hemp seeds

Roasted Garlic Aioli Stonewall Kitchen

Directions:

Place cauliflower in a pot covered with water and a lid.  Boil for 20 minutes to soften. Drain. Put in food processor with rest of ingredients listed above. Blend all ingredients well. Sprinkle hemp seed on top.

If you want a little more flavor add one more clove of garlic and another ½ tsp of garlic powder . This will kick the flavor up quite a bit.

Turkey/Chicken Sausage and Peppers

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 -2 packages of All-Natural spicy Italian uncured sausage – or organic turkey/chicken sausage or turkey sausage sliced ½ inch
(you can wait and slice after cooked).

Applegate Organic Turkey Sausage Recipe

3 (red, yellow, orange) bell peppers
2 Anaheim peppers for variety
(sliced peppers lengthwise approx 1/2 inch)
1 jalapeno remove seeds – sliced thinly
1 large onion sliced

Beautiful Organic Peppers
2 Tbsp. Roasted Garlic Aioli
from Stonewall Kitchen

Roasted Garlic Aioli Stonewall Kitchen

2 Tbsp. oilve oil
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp salt kosher
1 Tbsp. fennel seed
1 tsp red crushed pepper
½ cup Marsala Wine

Directions:

Slice onions and add to the bottom of a roasting pan. Layer sliced peppers on top of onions. Place turkey sausage on top of vegetables. Add all other ingredients.
DO NOT STIR.

Cook in Preheated oven 350 degrees for 1 hour. DO NOT STIR YET. Cook an additional 10 minutes at 450 degrees to roast turkey sausage and vegetables for more crispness. STIR at the very end to infuse all flavors together.

This dish takes 5 minutes to prepare and is great to bring to parties or leave in refrigerator as a healthy go to meal or snack.

Macaroni & Cheese w/ Butternut Squash Sauce

Many of us are making New Year’s resolutions to either eat healthier or loose weight. Here is a great  alternative to keeping your  favorite comfort food on your list of great meals leaving out the extra calories. Plus getting that extra boost of vegetables.

Although this is not a dairy free recipe, since we are using cheese; the milk and butter have been eliminated making this a very low calorie option. I promise your family will not notice the difference in the pasta or the sauce. This recipe was inspired by Clinton Kelly from the Chew, alternatively, I eliminated the yogurt, milk and butter to reduce the calories and the dairy content.

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Ingredients:

1 med butternut squash

1 ½ cup vegetable broth warmed

Dash of cayenne pepper

1 cup shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese

1 Tbsp. kosher salt

Dash of nutmeg

1 Tbsp. Sriracha Sauce

Dash of black pepper

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

I box of quinoa pasta “Rotelle” or Elbow

Butternut SquashButternut Squash Cut

Cut squash in half. Place in a baking dish cut side down. Fill ¼ inch of water on the bottom. Bake at 375 degrees until soft, approx. 45 to 65 minutes.

Quinoa Elbow Pasta

Begin to prepare pasta 30 minutes after you begin baking the squash to be sure the pasta is hot but not overcooked.

After squash is soft remove any seeds and scoop from the skin. First warm the broth. This will help bring the sauce to blend easier.

Blend all the ingredients including squash in a Vitamix or food processor. Make sure to start mixing slowly since ingredients will be warm. This is your cheese sauce. Blend sauce to a smooth, velvety consistency. Add more vegetable broth if you would like a lighter consistency. Place sauce on stovetop to keep warm until pasta is done.

Quinoa pasta takes approx. 13 to 15 minutes to cook. Drain pasta allow it to retain some water. Place pasta back in pan and add the butternut cheese sauce. I like to add extra shredded cheese for more flavor and texture while I toss the pasta with the sauce.

   The cheese sauce is delicious recipe. The spiciness from the Sriracha and cayenne helps kick up the flavor.

Superbowl Chicken Wings Asian * gluten free*low sodium

Perfect wing recipe for all you gluten frees out there . Plus this is just a healthier way to eat wings cutting out sugar and salt from usual Asian sauces.
Liquid aminos is very similar to soy sauce without all the salt. But it is a very flavorful condiment .
The honey is the sweetener and thickener. The sriracha sauce gives it that extra kick. No one will know these are actually healthy wings .
These wings are as good cold for weekeday leftovers!

3 lbs wings -approx 25
1 Tbl. sesame oil
1 Tbl. garlic powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
4 cloves fresh garlic chopped

Rinse wings under cold water . Pat dry with paper towels. Place wings in a non stick baking pan. First add oil then season with other ingredients.
Bake at 400 for 45 minutes.

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Meanwhile :

Liquid Aminos
Wing Sauce
¼ c liquid aminos *Bragg
¼ c honey
1 Tbl. organic cider vinegar
2 Tbl. Sriracha ( Asian chili sauce)
1 Tbl. granulated garlic

Next heat all the ingredients of the wing sauce until mixture bubbles gently.
Pour mixture over the wings that have been in oven for 30 minutes.
Cook another 15 minutes with liquid over wings.
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All above can be made in morning or day before game or party.

15 minutes before serving cook wings under broiler with oven door slightly open for 2 minutes . Then toss the wings . Let cook another 2 more minutes. Broil wings until dark amber color. Approx 6 minutes total. Wings will brown very fast. (Do not walk away from the oven. Wings will burn quickly.)
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Super Spicy Superbowl Wings

chicken wings

Everyone has a Buffalo chicken wing recipe, but here is a different variation of those famous wings.

1 ½ lb wings
1 cup Aunt Whiskey’s Smoking Hot Bloody Mary Mix
2 T Italian dressing or you can make a quick dressing with 3 tbsp oil, 1 tsp cider vinegar
1 T oregano
2 T salted butter
2 t dark brown sugar
red pepper flake to taste
salt to taste to finish

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Rinse wings and pat dry wings using a paper towel.

In a bowl, wisk together Aunt Whiskey’s, Italian dressing, oregano, dark brown sugar and red pepper flake. Place the wings in an oven-safe pan and pour sauce over them. Add the butter to the pan and place in the oven for about an hour.

After 45 minutes, remove the wings and flip them over, then place them back in the oven.

When out of the oven taste and season with salt if needed.

aunt whiskeys

You can find Aunt Whiskey’s Smoking Hot Bloody Mary Mix at www.auntwhiskey.com.  If you haven’t tried Aunt Whiskey’s Smoking Hot Bloody Mary Mix, you are in for a real surprise.  It is an unusual combination of ingredients, just to highlight some of the juices: carrot, celery, green pepper and watercress juice.  None of these juices over power the other.  The blend is spicy, but the juices give it a smooth finish.

If you don’t want to use this as a Bloody Mary mix there are many recipe alternatives for Aunt Whiskey’s brew.  I’ll just use this as a cooking condiment!! One of my new favorites for 2013.  Stay tuned for other delicious recipes featuring Aunt Whiskey’s….

Asian Chicken Wings with Sesame

chicken wings

4lbs buffalo-style chicken wings
3T hoisin sauce
¼C sesame oil
2t garlic powder
2T brown sugar
2T raw honey
¼C sweet vermouth
¼C light soy sauce

Preheat oven to 425 F with a large, flat, Teflon coated pan (not aluminum) to heat up. The hot pan will help to sear wings before they cook.

Rinse meat thoroughly and dry with a paper towel.

In a large bowl, combine chicken with hoisin sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder, brown sugar, raw honey, sweet vermouth and light soy sauce and toss until chicken is covered.

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Remove pan from oven and place the wings on pan and spread apart so they are not touching.  They should all fit on one pan, so that they have room to cook and carmelize in the pan.

Cook for 30 mins, then remove from oven and turn the wings over and replace in the oven for another 15 minutes.

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Serve warm.  You can also make them ahead and reheat when they need to be served.

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