Showing posts with label cauliflower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cauliflower. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Recipe - Broc-cauli Stew from Practical Paleo

We're pretty lucky, our kid loves anything with broccoli in it.  This 'green soup' was a huge hit here tonight with adults and child.  This stew is perfect for your Whole30, or every day meals.



You'll need:
4 cups cauliflower, chopped and steamed
4 cups broccoli, chopped and steamed
2 cups chicken broth
1 head of roasted garlic
Salt and Pepper, to taste
4 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp (if desired. trust me, you desire)

Roast your garlic:
- Preheat your oven to 375*.
- Cut the top off of a head of garlic.
- Place in tin foil.
- Drizzle with olive or coconut oil.
- Wrap in the foil and roast for 45 minutes.







Steam your broccoli and cauliflower while your garlic is roasting.










Working in batches, using your blender, puree the broccoli and cauliflower with some broth.













Add the roasted garlic into one of the batches.











Put the soup back into a large pot and combine all the batches.  Heat until warm.  Add more broth if you prefer your stew to have a thinner consistency.  Season with salt and pepper.












Serve in bowls and top with bacon.











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Friday, September 20, 2013

Recipe - Cottage Pie

This is my most made paleo recipe.  The kid requests this often, and it's just so perfect for fall.  I love all of the flavours in this.  When the mash gets a crust on it, it is pretty much the thing that dreams are made of.  This recipe is adapted from Well Fed.

You'll need:
1 batch cauliflower and sweet potato mash
1.5 Tbsp coconut oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds ground beef (or lamb)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp coconut aminos
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme
paprika, to garnish

Preheat the oven to 400*F.





In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the coconut oil.











Add in the carrot and onions, and cook until the veggies are soft and the onions are translucent; about 7 minutes.
















Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.














Crumble the ground beef into the pan and break it up with a wooden spoon.  Saute until it's cooked through and brown, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.











Add the tomato paste, broth, coconut aminos, rosemary and thyme.  Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.









Set the pan aside and allow it to cool for 15 minutes.  While cooling, scramble the egg whites until their are frothy and mix them into the cooled meat mixture.









Spread the meat mixture into a 12"x6" pan (I used a large dutch oven to make mine).  With a rubber spatula, spread the cauliflower and sweet potato mash on top of the meat.  Drag the tines of a fork through to create a fancy pattern.  Sprinkle with paprika, if you choose.











Place the pan in the middle of the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the top begins to brown.  Allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.








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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recipe - Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Mash

This is the perfect topping for cottage pie or even on its own.  It's incredibly easy to do and always turns out great!


You'll need:
1 head of cauliflower
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3/4 cup coconut milk
1.5 Tbsp coconut oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper





Steam the cauliflower and sweet potato for about 10 minutes.

In a small pot, warm the coconut oil, coconut milk and oil until the oil is melted and the mixture is warm.

Place the steamed veg and liquid into a food processor and pulse until your desired consistency is reached. Season to taste with salt and pepper.




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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Recipe - Coriander Roasted Cauliflower

We really love this recipe.  It's incredibly easy and flavorful.  I highly recommend!




Preheat your oven to 425* with the baking sheet inside.

Combine in a bowl:

1 cauliflower head, sliced, chopped, however you like your cauliflower
1 Tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp coriander seed

When your oven is heated transfer the cauliflower mixture to the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown.


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