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.

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Red Caramelized Peppers

Red Jimmy Nardello Peppers

Jimmy Nardello are the greatest pepper find of the season These peppers  are super sweet. Plus as you roast them in the oven they get sweeter to the point of caramelization. Peppers do not require peeling after the roasting process as many other peppers do. This makes them my favorite pepper. Look for heirloom sweet red Jimmy Nardello peppers right now at your local Farmers’ Market.  Buy as many peppers as you can they are easily stored on your counter as a condiment.

Ingredients:

2 roasting pans
2-3 lbs Jimmy Nardello Peppers
1 Tbsp. coarse sea salt
1 Tbsp. garlic powder

½ cup fruity olive oil
Fresh ground pepper

Instructions:

Preheat over to 350.

Lay peppers in a single layer in both roasting pans.

Pour oil over the peppers. Add salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook for exactly one hour and turn oven off.
Leave peppers in the oven for next 5 hours as peppers caramelizes (be sure your oven is off).

Start this simple recipe in the morning and when you get home from work you will have a sweet snack or side dish with your dinner.
Leave on the counter versus storing it in the refrigerator.

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.

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.

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Paleonola Nutritional Facts

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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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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.

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Turkey Meatballs With Carmelized Onions

Izzy’s famous turkey meatballs with caramelized onions have been a savior at night instead of picking at something sweet  with loads of carbs. These meatballs have a simple sweetness from the caramelized onions and are very healthy. I love to eat them with salad as it is a very satisfying light and delicious lunch or dinner.

These meatballs are also great snacks especially in the afternoon when you need that  little pick me up and you’re craving something sweet.  I always think a “little go to snack” at your fingertips is key to a great nutritional food day and these turkey meatballs actually satisfy all those needs.

Please enjoy these meatballs as I have enjoyed sharing this recipe with all of you.

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground turkey
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup of organic ketchup
1 egg organic
¼ cup chili sauce
¼ cup Parmesan cheese (or other non dairy substitutes)
1 cup hemp seeds
Olive oil to coat bottom of pan
2 baking pans or cookie sheets with at least ¼ inch rim

Organic Ketchup
Sweetened Chili Sauce

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 Instruction:

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.

Meanwhile, mix turkey, salt, garlic powder, egg and ketchup together. Add spices, cheese and hemp seeds along with chili sauce and caramelized onions.  Placemixture back in refrigerator for 15 minutes to get it firm enough to roll into meatballs.

Coat bottom of baking pans with oil. Roll meatball approx 1 to 2 inch rounds and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Makes approximately 35 mini meatballs.

I make a batch a week and leave it in my refrigerator and when I feel hungry I grab a few meatballs.  They are a nice boost of protein.  Enjoy your new found shack and your children will love these too!

Limoncello Cheesecake

Limoncello Cheesecake

(Best if made the day before)

Ingredients:

3 – (8 ounce) packages cream cheese softened
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese whole milk
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup tapioca flour or (cornstarch)
½ cup limoncello liquer
3 large eggs
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. lemon zest
¼ tsp. salt (preferably sea salt)

Crust:

1 box lemon cookies or wafer. i.e lemon shortbread
1/2 stick melted margarine
1- 9 inch spring form pan

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Cooking time 75 to 80 minutes

1) Make the lemon crust by blending the lemon cookies in food processor with the melted butter.

2) Place the crumbs in a thin layer on the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Cook until the crust is a slightly browned on top approximately 12 minutes. Chill in freezer for 10 minutes while you make your filling.

     Limoncello Cream Cheese Filling

Place 3 ounce package of the cream cheese,sugar, and the flour in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low until creamy, about 3 minutes, then beat in the mascarpone cheese and ricotta cheese blend for one minute on medium speed. Scrape the bottom well with a spatula. Add the eggs in one at a time.

Add the heavy cream, while scraping bottom to avoid any lumps with the cream cheese mixture. When well blended add limoncello and zest. Incorporate well.

Gently pour the cheese filling on top of the chilled cookie cracker crumb spring form pan.

Place the spring form pan in a large shallow pan containing hot water that comes about 1 inch up the side of the pan.

Bake the cheesecake until the center barely jiggles when you shake the pan, about 1 hour and 15-20 minutes. Until lightly browned on top and firm.

Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in oven for an hour with door closed. After an hour , remove from oven and cool cake or wire rack or on stove top so air circulates under the cake. This will prevent the top from cracking.

Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Leave in the spring form pan until ready to serve.

Serve with lemon curd or whipped cream to garnish.

Holiday Chocolate Crunch Bar – Healthy Candy

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Getting Back to Chocolate….
Who says chocolate is not good for you. This chocolate candy with the purest ingredients like Raw Cocoa powder is considered a superfood and is a “healthy way ” to get back to chocolate.”

All ingredients are best left at room temperature ( this allows mixture to come together when stirring and blends well)

2 cups almond butter

3/4 cup of cacao powder
1 cup coconut oil
2 cups brown rice crispies
¼ cups honey
¼ cups maple syrup
1 tbsp. Maldon Salt or ( kosher salt)
1 tbsp. vanilla Madagascar paste

Erewho

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Blend all well with rubber spatula. Put chocolate in any favorite mold or place on a cookie sheet and break into bite size pieces when ready for consumption.

Leave in freezer. Take out when ready to serve.
This chocolate bar is so rich in nutrients and flavor you will not crave more chocolate as you would a store bought candy bar.
You will feel satisfied completely with only 1 to 3 ounces of this rich chocolate bar. It will be hard to go back to eating inferior chocolates .
Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder provides us with antioxidants and important minerals like magnesium and iron. It is gluten free, organic kosher and raw. This is cocoa powder in its purest form.
Pure raw chocolate lowers blood pressure Cacao is the highest whole food source of magnesium, which also happens to be the most deficient mineral in the diet of modern cultures. “Magnesium relaxes muscles and the dark chocolate antioxidants have been clinically proven to literally dissolve plaque built up in the arteries which helps in reversing heart disease and causes naturally lower blood pressure. Also, various other vitamins and minerals in raw cacao benefits the cardiovascular. “

** The Theo bromine naturally found in raw cacao is a mild, non-addictive stimulant that some believe can treat depression.

Of course, this chocolate bar is an expensive endeavor but we are all worth it . It is a great way to wean yourself off store bought chocolate

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