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Cauliflower Tabouli Salad


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Ingredients: 

1 large head of cauliflower chopped up into florets (discard the tough core)
1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

1/2 cup sliced green olives
1 large bunches finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped (white and green parts)
1 English cucumber, peeled and finely diced (after seeds scooped out)
1/4 cup cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint, plus more to taste
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
cracked pepper to taste

Preparation:
Place the raw cauliflower florets into your food processor with the S blade and pulse a few times until the consistency of couscous or rice.

Transfer this mixture to a large mixing bowl and combine well with the other ingredients.
Tweak flavors to taste – add pepper, and you may like more salt, lemon juice, olive oil or mint.

Serves 6

Below is a pic of raw broccoli tabouli salad and it was just as good as the cauliflower if not better ❤

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Full Day Of Eating 10


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Breakfast: I only had one slice because it was so filling plus I had a cup of coffee.  This Dempsters Thin is just 45 calories per slice, they’re very thin, that’s why I had made two slices, thinking it wasn’t going to be enough.  But I was wrong, my eyes were hungry.  I also use all natural, no sugar added Peanut Butter. YUMMY!!! 

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I had a great workout today Back & Biceps and I made myself a protein shake plus I made a pitcher of unsweetened tea.  It’s 64 oz and that’s my goal for today.  If anyone is interested in this ice tea maker here’s a link.

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/iced-tea-maker-raspberry/885395200613-item.html?ref=item_page%3avariation

Chickpeas 2015-15-7Note to self:
30 grams of light feta is 6 grams of protein and 60 calories
1 cup of chickpeas is 11 grams of protein and s 215 calories

I could have 60 grams of feta and have 12 grams of protein and consume 120 calories.  I think that’s a better food choice.

Dinner 2015-15-7For dinner I made steak and cheese subs for the family but my was without the 9′ bun but I had all the toppings and roasted cauliflower on the side.  

Toppings were sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers, mozzarella cheese, tomato, shredded lettuce & pickles.

Spicy Cauliflower Popcorn


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These are surprisingly delicious, super crunchy and spicy.  My family loved it.  It’s hard to believe that this is 2 huge heads of cauliflower.

Ingredients:
2 heads of fresh cauliflower

1/4 cup Frank’s Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce
2 tsp canola oil

Preparation:
Wash and slice fresh cauliflower florets into small pieces.
In a large bowl add 2 tsp canola oil, (I used my oil spritzer) and add Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce.  Add as little or as much as you’d like.   Toss until coated.
Arrange on your food dehydrator trays, making sure the cauliflower pieces don’t touch, for good air circulation

Turn on your food dehydrator and set the temperature 160°F
Dehydrated cauliflower will be brittle when fully dried.
Drying time: between 8-12 hours.

Low Carb Mashed Cauliflower


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Many years ago I made mashed cauliflower also known as Faux-Tatoes and my kids didn’t like them at all.  In fact it was really funny when my son said the mashed potatoes taste funny and thought they’ve gone bad as in rotten…HAHAHA!!

Last night for dinner I decided to try to make those rotten mashed potatoes again but this time I’ll add a few more in ingredients other than butter and salt.  As I was pureeing them in the food processor I was thinking of what I would normally put in mashed potatoes and that’s when the sour cream came to mind.  Then I added sharp cheddar cheese because you can’t go wrong with cheese!!! 

When I placed the bowl on the dinner table my kids were so happy to see mashed potatoes so they piled  it on their plates and after the first bite they’re like Hey mom this isn’t potatoes its that cauliflower again??  Well it’s really good!!!
I was so happy to hear that as they went in for seconds.  I almost had to hurry to get a serving for myself hahaha!!!

Hope you like it. 

Next time I make this I might try to make it as a casserole au gratin.
Coming soon !!

What do you put in your mashed cauliflower??

Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredients

1 large head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), broken into florets
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1  Tablespoon butter
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4  Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4  Teaspoon onion powder

Preparations:

In a large pot add water and cauliflower florets and bring water to a boil over high heat.
Cover tightly, cook until tender, 10–12 minutes, and drain.
Purée cauliflower in a food processor.
Add sour cream, butter, garlic powder, onion powder, cheese and salt; process until smooth and well combined.
Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with extra cheddar if desired.
Serves: 6

Net Carbs: 2.8
Fiber: 2.5
Protein: 2.5
Fat: 6
Calories: 77

What I’ve done this week so far…


It’s only Wednesday and I feel that I’ve done so much already.

Monday I went for a one hour bike ride with my kids, then off to the library for some books and movies, then we went to the butcher and picked up lean Italian sausages, we went to the farmer’s market and I picked up some great deals.

3 cauliflowers – Washed and cut up
1 basket of sweet green peppers
1 Butternut squash – it’s ginormous!!!

I plan on trying something new.  I want to precook the cauliflower and puree it,  freeze it int small freezer bags and use it for my cauliflower pizza dough.  I see a lot of pizza in my future.


Yesterday we went to Canada’s Wonderland, and we had a great time.  My kids went on a crazy roller coaster, it was so hot that we spent the rest of the day at the water park.  There’s water slides and a wave pool.

On the way back home I stopped at the grocery store and lucked out and scooped up a huge bunch of fresh basil.  I have a few plants in my garden that I’ve picked today to add to my bunch.  I want to make homemade pesto.

Later we had dinner and a movie.

So this brings me to today…Wednesday.

It’s 8 am and I’ve already watered my garden, picked tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and a ton of chili peppers.

I’m going to be in the kitchen for the most part:

Puree cooked cauliflower & freeze
Make Pesto
Tomato Cucumber –  for lunch

and I’m sure I’ll figure out some more things to make while I’m in there.

Happy Hump Day!!!

Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust


Cauliflower Pizza Uncooked

Cauliflower Pizza Cooked

Ingredients:

3 cups Cauliflower, cooked, mashed
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
2 large Eggs
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/2 tsp Oregano, ground
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Parsley, dried
1/4 tsp Half Salt

Preparation:

Chop a whole cauliflower and boil until fork tender.  Let cool and place in food processor and puree.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and cauliflower in a bowl.
Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet brush olive oil.
Spread a thin layer of mixture in the pan and bake for 20 mins or until golden brown.
While the crust is in the oven, you can prepare the pizza toppings.

Pizza Topping:

Pizza sauce
Mozzarella
Olives, sliced
Pepperoni, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced

Bake at 350 or broil until the cheese is melted.  Let the crust cool and slice it into 12 pieces.  It keeps quite well wrapped in foil in the fridge.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving

Calories: 90.3
Total Fat: 5.7 g
Cholesterol: 50.8 mg
Sodium: 169.6 mg
Total Carbs: 2.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 6.3 g

Net Carbs: 1.5 grams

Thanks to Taraleegrant for this recipe.

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