Category Archives: Grains & 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
4 tablespoons wheat-free … Read more “Cuban Cauliflower-Rice”

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese (low carb)

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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Curried Cauliflower-Rice

This is a great side dish for poultry or tofu curries. Small bits of cauliflower are processed into rice-sized pieces, which gives the dish a very rice-like look.

Curried Cauliflower-Rice
Yield: 8 servings

1 large head cauliflower
1 red pepper, diced
1 cup celery, diced (or peas, for higher carbs)
6 tablespoons light sesame oil (unflavored, unsweetened)
6 cloves garlic, … Read more “Curried Cauliflower-Rice”

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 “Mexican Polenta Bowl”