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Crushing for cauliflower


Did you know that one 5-6" head of cauliflower has 11g of protein, 12g of dietary fiber and just 1.6g of fat? No wonder it's trumped broccoli as the new superfood! It's also high in vitamin C and can be morphed into so many dishes you hardly know you are eating healthy! If you haven't joined in on the cauliflower craze, here are some amazing recipes to tempt your taste buds and take you to the lighter side of the table.

I LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it every day of my life. Here is a recipe I got from my March 2019 Women's Health Magazine for:

Cauliflower al Pastor Tacos

  • 1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (3 C.)

  • 8 oz Pineapple, cored and cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 T. Olive oil

  • 2 tsp No-salt taco seasoning

  • 8 Small corn tortillas, warmed

  • Kosher salt

  • Chimichurri

  • Pickled red onions, avocado, cilantro, and lime wedges, for serving

Heat oven to 425 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss cauliflower & pineapple with oil, taco seasoning and 1/2 tsp salt. Roast until golden brown (20-25 minutes). Top tortillas with cauliflower and chimichurri. Serve with pickled onions, avocado, cilantro and lime.

This next recipe is from my fav cookbook "Eat With Intention" by Cassandra Bodzak.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

1 head cauliflower - florets separated and chopped

1 T. sesame oil

1 yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, chopped

2 C. broccoli slaw

2 T. sesame seeds

1/2 C. chopped scallions

Sauce

1/2 C. tamari

2-inch piece ginger root, I use my grader

1 T. onion powder

Place cauliflower in food processor & pulse until rice-like appearance. Heat up oil in pan, add onion, garlic & broccoli slaw and saute for 2 minutes.

To make sauce combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

Stir cauliflower rice into broccoli-slaw mixture, add sesame seeds & sauce. Cook for another 5 min then transfer into serving bowls & top with chopped scallions.

This next recipe is from "The Plant Paradox Cookbook" by Steven Gundry, MD. All I can say for this one is YUM!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Sauce

1/2 C. Frank's Red Hot

21/2 tsp avocado oil or ghee

1 T. coconut aminos

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped

2 T. extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little more for baking sheet

2 T. cassava flour

1 tsp. iodized sea salt

1 tsp. ground black pepper

2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 C. buffalo sauce (recipe above)

Plain coconut yogurt, for dipping

Now, don't you have different relationship with cauliflower already?! Enjoy!