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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Sun May 22 2016, 14:45


    Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

    I love to have Parmesan Cheese (or similar) in the house, there are so many recipes where it just gives that extra zing! I happened upon this recipe idea recently, it's from Melissa at Nourished Peach Blog (see links below for more). Such a great idea ... see what you think.

    Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Steaks:
    Ingredients:
    1 Head of Cauliflower
    4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
    1 Clove Garlic, grated or pressed
    1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
    1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
    1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

    See more with related links here
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/parmesan-crusted-cauliflower-low-carb.html

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jul 22 2016, 18:19

    Marinated Cauliflower

    Cauliflower is such a great low carb vegetable - thought this recipe idea definitely one to share


    Ingredients:
    6 servings
    1 big cauliflower
    2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 tablespoon curry powder or turmeric
    1 lemon, the juice
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    ½ cup (120 ml) full-fat greek yogurt or coconut milk
    ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh herbs, for example cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
    ¼ lb (110 g) melted butter or neutral oil

    Cooking instructions / More details here
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/marinated-cauliflower

    Enjoy

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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Aug 23 2016, 17:11

    Have you tried Cauliflower “Couscous” ?


    It's great and " making cauliflower couscous couldn’t be easier. You just grind up fresh cauliflower florets in a food processor until they resemble couscous. Steam the cauliflower in just enough water to coat the bottom of a pan. Then lightly sauté some nuts, fruit, and onions and toss with the “couscous”."

    See this super 'Simply Recipes' idea with full instructions here:
    http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cauliflower_couscous/

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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Sep 07 2016, 11:14

    Cauliflower ‘toast’ topped with avocado mash, smoked salmon and the perfect poached egg


    "This recipe uses the humble cauliflower in replacement of toast and honestly it works amazingly as a low carb replacement to bread. You finish feeling satisfied and you honestly don’t miss the bread at all. It’s seriously scrummy and makes a perfect weeknight supper, or one hell of a breakfast! This makes the ideal brunch to make on a sleepy weekend.

    To feed two people you will need:

    1/2 cauliflower,
    4 slices smoked salmon
    1 avocado, make sure he is good and ripe
    2 eggs
    salt, pepper
    olive oil
    sprinkle of tumeric, pinch of cumin

    Start By:
    Preheat your oven to 190C
    Then take your cauliflower and pull off all his outer leaves."

    Next you need to go over to Margie's site and read her instructions here:
    http://madebymargie.co.uk/cauliflower-toast-topped-with-avocado-mash-smoked-salmon-and-the-perfect-poached-egg/
    She has a great way of writing and a very clear step by step guide.

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Dec 28 2016, 19:39


    Cauliflower tortillas with black bean salsa

    By using cauliflowers, this recipe is a great lower carb twist on a Mexican classic.

    Ingredients:
    Serves Four
    1 large cauliflower, leaves and stem removed and roughly chopped
    2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    ¼ tsp ground cumin
    6 tbsp chopped coriander
    380g carton organic black beans, drained
    2 medium tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
    1 avocado, diced
    ½ red onion, finely diced
    ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    ½ lime, juiced
    Sour cream, to serve

    Method:
    1. Preheat your oven to 190°C/gas mark 5 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until the texture is fine and grainy. Place in a microwaveable bowl and cover with clingfilm. Pierce a few times with a fork and cook on high for 1 minute, then stir. Cook again for 1 minute, stir, then allow to stand for 1 minute to cool slightly. Transfer the cauliflower to a muslin or clean dishcloth and squeeze any excess water out. Be careful, as the liquid will still be hot.
    3. Transfer the cauliflower to a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, cumin and half the coriander and mix well. Season and mix briefly again.
    4. Make thin 17cm small circles with the cauliflower mix on the lined baking tray, making sure there are no gaps or holes in each one. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until they start browning on the edges. Carefully flip them over and place back in the oven for 3-4 minutes. Place on a wire rack and leave to cool slightly.
    5. Meanwhile, toss together the black beans, tomato, avocado, red onion and chilli with the lime juice and remaining coriander. Season to taste and serve wrapped in the cauliflower tortillas with a dollop of sour cream.

    Each serving provides:
    13.9g carbohydrate 3.5g fibre 13.2g protein 16.4g fat

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jan 01 2017, 16:07

    Roasted Persian Chicken and Cauliflower



    From Marks Daily Apple blog

    In this Persian-inspired recipe, chicken and cauliflower are perfumed with saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, black pepper and other spices, then roasted until crisp. The cauliflower is dotted with goji berries, pistachios and slivered almonds, and the chicken is finished with a dusting of parsley and mint. Combined, this is a fragrant, deeply flavorful meal.

    Chicken

    6 to 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    1 tablespoon cumin seeds, or 1 tablespoon ground (15 ml)
    1 tablespoon coriander seeds, or 1 tablespoon ground (15 ml)
    4 whole cardamom pods, or ¼ teaspoon ground (1.2 ml)
    1-inch/2.5 cm piece cinnamon stick, or 1 teaspoon ground (5 ml)
    1/2 teaspoon ground allspice (2.5 ml)
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (1.2 ml)
    1 teaspoon kosher salt (5 ml)

    Cauliflower

    1 head cauliflower, halved, cored, and thinly sliced
    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (60 ml)
    1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled pepper (1.2 ml)
    1/2-inch piece cinnamon stick
    1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (1.2 ml)
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds, or 1 teaspoon ground (5 ml)
    1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (2.5 ml)
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (1.2 ml)
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (2.5 ml)
    1/4 cup goji berries, soaked in warm water for 5 minutes and drained (30 g)
    1/3 cup slivered almonds, raw or lightly toasted (50 g)
    1/4 cup raw pistachios (40 g)
    1/4 cup finely chopped parsley (60 ml)
    1/4 cup finely chopped mint (60 ml)

    Step by step instructions are here
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/roasted-persian-chicken-and-cauliflower/

    As this recipe concentrates on Cauliflower as the main vegetable I've place it here on the Cauliflower thread ...
    but I guess it could also go on the chicken recipe thread  Question

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Mar 10 2017, 13:42

    Cauliflower Cake Bakes



    Ingredients:
    Serves Four
    20g (3/4oz) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
    70g (3oz) plain flour
    300ml (10fl oz) milk
    1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
    100g (3 1/2oz) cauliflower, coarsely grated* 
    50g (2oz) Parmesan, or vegetarian hard cheese, grated
    100ml (3 1/2fl oz) whipping cream
    2 eggs, beaten

    Method:
    1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low-medium heat. Stir in 20g (3/4oz) of the flour and continue to stir for 1-2 minutes as the paste cooks.
    2. Gradually add 150ml (5fl oz) of the milk, stirring constantly, until smooth. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the nutmeg and season to taste. Cover with cling film and set aside to cool completely. Once cool, divide the sauce between 4 large ice-cube tray indents and freeze for at least four hours, or overnight.
    3. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Butter and line the bases of 4 x 175ml (6fl oz) pudding moulds.
    4. Put the grated cauliflower in a mixing bowl and add the remaining milk and flour, cheese, whipping cream and eggs. Stir to combine and season. Divide between the moulds and press a frozen cube of sauce into the centre of each so they are completely covered.
    5. Arrange the pudding moulds on an oven tray and bake for 25 minutes, or until risen and golden. Rest the cauliflower cakes in the moulds for 2 minutes before using a knife to loosen them. Invert onto plates, then serve immediately.

    * Tip: Save time by using a pack of cauliflower couscous, available in most supermarkets, instead of grating your own.

    Freezing and defrosting guidelines:
    Wrap well in cling film and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 3 months.

    Loosen the tin foil and cling film but leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for several hours before serving. If you wish to serve the baked goods warm, place them on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in a moderate oven.

    Each serving:
    Carbohydrate 18.9g Protein 13.9g Fibre 1.4g Fat 19.7g

    Post with links also here
    http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/cauliflower-cake-bakes-oozy-and.html

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Mar 14 2017, 17:45


    Cauliflower Chicken Alfredo

    Ingredients:
    Serves Four
    14g carb per serving

    1 oz. / 30 g butter or olive oil
    1⁄3 lb / 150 g bacon, diced
    11⁄3 lbs / 600 g chicken breasts
    4 garlic cloves
    7 oz. / 200 g fresh spinach
    salt and pepper
    2 cups / 475 ml sour cream or heavy whipping cream
    1½ lbs / 700 g cauliflower
    3½ oz. / 100 g grated parmesan cheese

    You will find the cooking instructions on Diet Doctor site here
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/cauliflower-chicken-alfredo

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jul 03 2017, 19:26

    @Jan1 wrote:

    Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

    I love to have Parmesan Cheese (or similar) in the house, there are so many recipes where it just gives that extra zing! I happened upon this recipe idea recently, it's from Melissa at Nourished Peach Blog (see links below for more). Such a great idea ... see what you think.

    Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Steaks:
    Ingredients:
    1 Head of Cauliflower
    4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
    1 Clove Garlic, grated or pressed
    1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
    1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
    1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

    See more with related links here
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/parmesan-crusted-cauliflower-low-carb.html

    All the best Jan

    Yes a bumped post ...
    But Cauliflower and Parmesan go so nicely together Smile

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by chris c on Wed Jul 05 2017, 21:07

    I wonder if that will work with broccoli
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Oct 15 2017, 12:00

    @chris c wrote:I wonder if that will work with broccoli


    Oops - better late than never  Embarassed

    Just seen your comment here Chris ...

    Yes, it does - have a look here
    https://www.iwashyoudry.com/parmesan-roasted-broccoli/

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Oct 15 2017, 12:05


    Low Carb Pizza Bagels - made with cauliflower

    If you are living the low carb high fat lifestyle, I'm sure cauliflowers may be on your menu plan? If they are how about this lovely recipe for Pizza Bagels. It's a tried and tested cauliflower recipe to add to your LCHF recipe collection. Use a mini doughnut pan (about 5cm diameter), and if you are a vegetarian you can swap to using Quorn pepperoni and just bake for about 18 minutes.

    Pizza Bagels
    Serves 6

    Ingredients

    2 eggs
    1 cup Mozzarella
    1 cup Cauliflower riced
    25-30 slices pepperoni cut into quarters
    1/2 tsp fennel seed
    3/4-1 tsp Garlic powder (depending on preference)
    1/2 tsp Crushed red pepper
    1 large slice tomato diced

    Instructions

    Combine all your ingredients and mix well.
    Spoon mixture into donut pan.
    Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

    With thanks to 'Avocado Sevenfold'

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Oct 21 2017, 12:51

    Perhaps a different style Cauliflower recipe ...

    Cauliflower Bake : Vegan Style Recipe


    INGREDIENTS
    1/2 head cauliflower, broken into florets
    1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked overnight
    1/2 onion, diced
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tsp turmeric (If you don't have any turmeric, a little Moroccan spice mix works well)
    1 tbsp. coconut oil, plus a little extra
    1/2 cup vegetable broth
    2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
    Pinch of Salt

    METHOD
    1. Lightly steam your cauliflower and then place into a baking dish.
    2. In a small pot on a medium heat, sauté the onion, and garlic in the coconut oil until golden brown.
    3. Add the vegetable broth, turmeric and salt, allow to simmer on a low heat. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
    4. In a blender, add the cashew nuts, nutritional yeast and vegetable broth mix.
    5. Blend until smooth and creamy then pour this mixture over the top of your cauliflower in the baking dish, spreading evenly.
    6. Grill for 5-8 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Please see original recipe here
    http://www.foodmatters.com/recipe/vegan-cauliflower-cheese-bake

    For help with weight and measurement conversion see here
    http://startcooking.com/measurement-and-conversion-charts

    You may also like to see this LCHF Cauliflower Cheese recipe, it's made using double cream and cheese, and is delicious - recipe suggestion here
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/cauliflower-cheese.html

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Nov 20 2017, 11:30

    Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Steaks are great - you can see the recipe and details if you scroll up this thread.

    I happened to see a lovely recipe for Grilled Cauliflower Steaks With Herb Sauce that you may like to try.


    Ingredients:
    Serves 2/3
    FOR THE HERB SAUCE:
    1 cup packed parsley
    1 cup packed cilantro
    ½ cup olive oil
    1 lime juiced
    2 tablespoons chopped red onion
    ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    ½ teaspoon ground pepper
    ½ teaspoon sea salt
    FOR THE "STEAKS":
    1 large head cauliflower
    ½ teaspoon cumin
    ½ teaspoon chili powder
    2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions:
    1. To make the herb sauce, combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until well combined.
    2. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Slice cauliflower in half down the middle from top to bottom. Take one of the halves and make another ½- to 1-inch cut horizontally to form a large, flat cauliflower "steak." Continue this step until you have used up all of the cauliflower.
    3. Spray both sides of the cauliflower steaks with olive oil and squeeze any remaining lime juice over the top. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and chopped cilantro.
    4. Place on the grill for about 10 minutes, or until tender, then flip to cook another 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and drizzle the herb sauce on top.

    Recipe from an original idea by Rachael DeVaux here
    http://rachaelsgoodeats.com/grilled-cauliflower-steaks-with-herb-sauce/

    For help with measurement/weight conversion please see here
    http://startcooking.com/measurement-and-conversion-charts

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Dec 15 2017, 18:25

    Cauliflower Broccoli 'Macaroni' and Cheese : Low Carb


    Why not enjoy a low carb / keto broccoli and cauliflower 'macaroni' and cheese dish. This healthy low carb cauliflower broccoli 'macaroni 'and cheese dish can stand alone as a main dish, or be served along-side your favourite protein.

    Ingredients
    2 pints of heavy (double) whipping cream
    ½ stick of unsalted butter ¼ cup
    8 ounces of cream cheese
    2 cups of shredded /grated sharp (mature) cheddar cheese (reserve ½ cup for topping
    5 ounces of fresh shredded / grated parmesan cheese (reserve 2 ounces for topping)
    1 medium head of broccoli (florets about 2 cups)
    1 medium head of cauliflower (florets about 3 cups)
    1 teaspoon of sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon of black pepper or to taste
    1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or to taste

    Method
    1. Coarsely chop the fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets to resemble macaroni pasta set aside
    2. Steam cook the fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets being careful to not over-cook.
    3. Melt the butter in a large heavy sauce pan.
    4. Stir in the heavy (double) whipping cream
    5. Add the cream cheese and stir until fully melted and incorporated
    6. Add 3 ounces parmesan cheese (reserve 2 ounces for the topping.
    7. Add 1 ½ cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reserve the other ½ cup for topping)
    8. Stir in the salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
    9. Allow to cook on low to medium heat until the cheese sauce if fully incorporated and all the cheeses are fully melted.
    10. Add to the steamed broccoli and cauliflower add cheese sauce and cook for about 10 minutes on low, stirring constantly
    11. In a large buttered casserole pan add the faux broccoli and cauliflower mac and cheese.
    12. Top with 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 2 ounces of fresh parmesan cheese.
    13. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes covered with foil.
    14. Broil (grill) for 5 minutes on high or until the top is nicely browned.

    Serving Size 1 cup
    Servings Per Container 10

    Please see original recipe, nutritional information and more here
    https://fittoservegroup.com/2017/11/13/low-carb-cauliflower-broccoli-macaroni-cheese/

    Need help with measurement/weight conversion use these charts here
    http://startcooking.com/measurement-and-conversion-charts

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