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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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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.