Monday, October 24, 2011

Riced Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed

1. Cut your cauliflower had into small chunks.
2. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to boil.
3. Reduce heat to medium heat and cover, allowing to cook for 20 minutes or so until the cauliflower is very tender and easily mashed with a fork.
4. Drain liquid but save and use if you need to add more moisture.
5. Mash with a fork, add more liquid if you need to, for smooth whipped potato consistency, you can blend in a food processor. Salt and pepper to taste.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Scalloped Kumara

Here is my take on Scalloped potatoes:

3 medium orange kumara
100grams of feta
2 slices of streaky bacon
2 tablespoons of butter

Grease bottom of 9x9" baking dish with coconut oil or butter. Then peel and thinly slice kumara. Layer in baking dish, top each layer with a bit of feta, salt and pepper. Set oven to 160C. Once you have layered all the kumara, melt the 2 tbls of butter and pour evenly over kumara, cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes. Let cool and top with crumbled crispy bacon.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Coconut Pancakes

From The Primal Blueprint Cookbook:

3 eggs
3 tbls melted butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tbls coconut milk
1/2 tsp Honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut flour (sifted)
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 cup of water

Optional additions: flaked coconut, berries, nuts, cinnamon, bananas etc.

Servings: 5 Large or 10 small

Whisk together eggs, oil, coconut milk, honey and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients, stirring until smooth. Add the water to thin the batter out until it reaches you desired consistency. In a well oiled pan (I used coconut oil) or griddle, cook pancakes until browned on both sides (about 3 minutes each). Smaller pancakes are easier to flip than larger ones, since the pancakes will fall apart if they are too big.

I made the little ones, then buttered then and added eggs and bacon on top. Very filling and you can count them as your fat intake.