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Cauliflower Risotto

28 Apr

Cauliflower Risotto

Ok so I may be slightly obsessed with cauliflower but this risotto tastes amazing and is a great alternative to rice for those limiting their carbs or grains. Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family, therefore has powerful health benefits including detox support, antioxidant protection and anti-inflammatory benefits – rad.

What you’ll need:

  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • Organic Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • 1 head of Cauliflower Grated
  • 1L of Stock
  • Pumpkin
  • Rainbow Chard (or can substitute for spinach)
  • Goats Cheese (optional)
  • Salt, Pepper and Chilli to taste

Method:

  • Fry olive oil, garlic and onion in a deep pan until brown, add chicken and fry until cooked
  • Add grated raw cauliflower and stir until excess oil has been absorbed
  • Slowly add the stock, stirring gently until stock is absorbed before adding more. You might not need the full litre – avoid turning this dish into mash
  • Season with the chilli, salt and pepper and whatever herbs you have at hand
  • Add steamed pumpkin, raw chard and goats cheese
  • Fry on low heat until you’re happy with the consistency

Oh happy days…..

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Cauliflower Pizza Base

30 Mar

Cauliflower Pizza Base!

I’m really into Cauliflower at the moment, this versatile veg is great substituted for potatoes in mash, or grated to make rice, and can be eaten raw, roasted or steamed for a great addition to your salads.

Cauliflower is high in Vitamins C, B1 and B2 and is a great source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur.

Ingredients:

1/2 grated Cauliflower

1 cup coconut flower

Herbs of your choice (I used finely chopped rosemary and oregano)

3 eggs

Dash of olive oil

1 clove of minced garlic

What to do:

Mix all ingredients together, add more oil or coconut flower depending on the consistency.

Roll half the mixture into a ball and with a rolling pin roll out between two sheets of baking paper.

Place on oven or pizza tray and bake at 180 for about 15mins, I didn’t have a pizza tray(can you tell?) but for presentations sake one would be great.

Add your topping and bake again for 10mins.

For my topping I used roasted zucchini, sweet potato, anchovies, red capsicum, cherry tomatoes and kale – Bellissimo!!!

Superfood Cashew Butter Chocolate Cups

14 Mar

Healthy Cashew Butter Choc Cup!

I made this delicious healthy version of ‘Reece’s cups’ last night for some friends and they were pleasantly impressed!

I saw this recipe on http://www.bewellwitharielle.com but added my own twist. Check out her site for some great recipes and her amazing wellness jeWELLry collection (I’m really loving her ‘i love me’ ring).

Ingredients:
2-4 tbsp Cacao powder
4 tbsp Coconut Oil
Handful of Goji Berries
2 tsp Coconut sugar (or you can use raw honey, agave or Stevia)
Packet of Raw Cashews

What to do:
Melt Coconut oil with a little boiling water and add cacao and coconut sugar, mix well. Pour into cupcake patties and set in the freezer for 5 mins.

To make the cashew butter soak cashews overnight or for at least 5 hours in water. Strain the water and blend until creamy (I made more and used it as a dip to have when the guests arrived- yum!)

When the chocolate is set put a dollop of cashew butter on top and cover with more cacao/coconut mix with added goji berries. Place this in the fridge until the top has set.

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The finished product! I served it sprinkled with cacao and goji berries and a few coconut flakes

 

The Finished product!

This quick, simple and oh so delicious desert is high in good fats making it satiating. The cashew butter can be substituted for almond butter or if your blender is not powerful enough you can buy nut butters at your health food shop.

Cashews are a great nut, high in protein, minerals (especially magnesium) some B-Vitamins and good fats!

Again the amount of ingredients can differ depending on your taste and the consistency.

Wallaby, Kale and Ahhhmazing cauliflower mash recipe!

28 Feb

I cooked this simple and easy dish with my sister last week and thought it was way too good not to share. This clean meal is packed full of goodness and should leave you energised and feeling great!

Wallaby and Kangaroo are great sources of protein and are usually antibiotic and chemical free as they are free range and able to graze on grass in their natural habitat. Be careful not to over cook the game, to quote my butcher “if ya cook game for too long and throw it as someone it’ll break bones” – can’t have that!

INGREDIENTS (Serves 2, but Wallaby, Kale, Sweet Pt and Cauli mashI always make enough veggies for leftovers, cook once eat twice)

2 Wallaby steaks (or you can use Roo)

Coconut oil

1 cauliflower

Olive oil

Garlic

Goats cheese (Meredith’s is the bees knees)

1 bunch of Kale

Sweet Potato

Rosemary

Cinnamon

Real Salt

Pepper

METHOD

Wallaby– We used a skillet but a pan will suffice, fry in a little coconut oil on high heat for 2 mins each side then let rest for 2 mins. We also fried some garlic with it, then topped with salt and pepper.

Cauliflower mash -Steam cauliflower and a clove of garlic, when done add to a blender with olive oil, rosemary, goats cheese (the oil from the goats cheese if you’re buying Meredith’s or a marinated one is amazing), salt and pepper and blend to desired consistency. I’m lucky enough to have a vitamix but if your blender isn’t strong you may have to add more oil or try coconut milk and pre mash it.

Kale– De-stem the Kale by breaking off the leaves, then steam for a couple of minutes until the Kale goes a beautiful bright green colour, immediately remove from the boil and run under cold water to avoid overcooking the Kale. Cauliflower and Kale are both part of the Cruciferous vegetable family and contain high amounts of fibre, vitamins and minerals, great for detoxing, weight loss and putting an extra spring into your step (thumbs up). Also various studies have linked cruciferous vegetables to lowering your risk of cancer!

Sweet Potato– Steam sweet potato until soft, then add cinnamon to serve. (I lurve cinnamon! This superfood is packed full of antioxidants and goes so well with sweet potato, not only for the taste but because the polyphenols in it assists in reducing insulin resistance – oh happy days…)

This clean, Paleo meal had my sister and I doing a happy dance as it was so easy to prepare and tastes delicious! It’s a great mix of protein, good fats and low GI carbs.