Category Archives: Grains & Grain Substitutions

Cuban Cauliflower “Rice”

This is a great side dish for pulled pork.

Cuban Cauliflower Rice
Yield: 8 servings

1 large head cauliflower (or 6 cups riced cauliflower)
1 cup onions, diced
6 tablespoons olive oil
12 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
1/4 cup organic beef bone broth
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Cauliflower Mac & Cheese (keto)

Creamy, cheesy comfort food, that comes in at a measly 2 net carbs per serving.

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Serves 4 // 287 calories, 2 net carbs

1 pound frozen riced cauliflower
1/2 cup heavy organic whipping cream
2 ounces organic cream cheese, cubed
4 ounces grass-fed cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (for color)
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Mexican Polenta Bowl

I’ve been cooking my way through Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health, and every single recipe is a winner. Highly recommended! For instance, here’s my version of one of his recipes that I made for dinner tonight—

Mexican Polenta Bowl
Serves two, generously

1 cup dry polenta
¼ cup nutritional … Read more

Wild Rice Casserole

Here’s a quick, easy, and nourishing dish for busy nights—most of the cooking takes place in the oven, leaving time for other activities. Wild rice is not a grain, but rather a grass seed that grows in wet fields. Nutritionally, wild rice has twice the protein and fiber as brown rice and is high in B vitamins, too.

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Fat-Free Fried Rice

This isn’t actually “fried” but incorporates the same ingredients and then cooks everything in a bit of water or vegetable stock instead of oil. All the flavor, none of the fat. win-win!

Fat-Free Fried Rice
2 servings as a main course, 4 servings as a side dish

1/2 cup green onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup carrots, diced… Read more