Hey guys! I’ve been testing some healthier recipes that I’ve found in books and online. Today’s experiment was cauliflower rice! I hate cauliflower, but this actually had a nice taste 😁😁😋
1 large head fresh cauliflower (about 2-3 pounds)
2-3 tablespoons ghee (for cooking & flavoring) *you can also try butter or flavored coconut oil*
1/2 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (or crushed red pepper flakes)
zest from 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
2 teaspoons lemon juice (I used 1 1/2 tbsps ♥️ lemon)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
Prep the cauliflower. Break the cauliflower into florets, removing the stems. Place the florets in the food processor bowl and pulse until the cauliflower looks like rice. This takes about 10 to 15 one-second pulses. You may need to do this in a few batches to avoid overcrowding (which leads to mush).
2. Cook the aromatics. Place 2 teaspoons ghee in a large, nonstick skillet and heat over medium-high, about 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook until it’s translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and Aleppo pepper and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds
3. Finish it up. Add 1-2 tablespoons ghee to the pan, along with the cauliflower, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together and sauté until the cauliflower is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in the parsley, try a bite, then add more salt and pepper, if necessary.
MIX IT UP!
Replace the lemon zest & juice with lime and swap in cilantro instead of parsley.
Keep the lemon and replace the parsley with fresh or dried rosemary.
If you need something quick and easy *and low carb* that you can make ahead for breakfast, give this a try! It’s a favorite in my home and you can change-up the ingredients! I’ll use whatever I have on hand! Spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, bacon, sausage and extra cheese, go wild! 😁😁
3 egg whites
3 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic minced
1/4 cup milk
12 slices deli ham or turkey
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (cheddar is yum too!)
1. Preheat the oven to 375F and spray a muffin tin with non fat cooking spray.
2. Spray a saute pan with cooking spray and saute the onions until they become translucent. Add the spinach and garlic and continue to saute until wilted. Remove from heat.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, and pepper until frothy. Stir in the spinach mixture and cheese.
4. Push the ham into each muffin hole by gently pressing it in the bottom so the ham creates the crust for the quiche. Try to make sure the ham isn’t sticking to far over the edge or it will burn during cooking.
5. Pour the egg mixture into each muffin hole and cook for 20 minutes or until the egg is cooked through and becomes fluffy.
6. These are great warm or cold and will keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
🎄🎅Season’s greetings everyone!!🎄🎅 We’re 22 days away from Christmas and since I’m in the spirit, I thought I’d whip up a batch of sorrel! Sorrel (Hibiscus) is a popular drink in Caribbean homes throughout the Christmas season.
I recently received my December Callaloobox and it was full of goodies! Sorrel, lime pepper sauce, hot chow, mixed essence, black cake and split peas *which isn’t in the picture because I have no self-control and I ate it right away 😂😂*. Check out Callaloobox to get these products I’ve used in this recipe and a whole lot more! The boxes would make great presents for those who love Caribbean food or those who are ready to spice up their kitchens 😊. Callaloobox is a new U.S. based subscription box service featuring seasonings, marinades and hot sauces from the Caribbean. Each box contains different products considered to be cornerstones of Caribbean cooking. When you receive the box, you’ll find an info sheet describing the main ingredients in each product along with some uses and helpful hints! Check them out here
I made a quick video showing how easy it is to make this delicious drink!
3 oz dried sorrel
2 cinnamon sticks
3 grains clove
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 1/2 cups water
1 tsp mixed essence
1. Bring the water to a boil
2. Add all the other ingredients and stir for 1 minute.
3. Cover and remove from heat and let steep for at least 1 hour.
4. Taste for strength and sweetness. If it’s too strong, add water. If too tart, add sugar.
5. Strain liquid into a jug or bottle and refrigerate.
Hey all! We experimented with crepes this morning because we’re getting bored with scrambled eggs. It was easy and pretty quick to throw together. I paired it with a fresh mixed berry compote and all was well at the breakfast table again 😂😋😋
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tbsps sugar
1/4 tsp coarse salt
3 tbsps butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups milk
1. Put all ingredients in a blender for about 30 secs until smooth and bubbles appear on top
2. Let the batter sit for about 15 mins, then warm a 12″ pan over medium/low heat.
3. Add a little butter to the pan and pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the pan and swirl till it reaches the edges
4. Cook for 2-3 mins then gently flip and cook for another minute.
5. Roll the crepe onto a plate and serve with your favorite toppings.
Hey all! I’ve picked the last of my pumpkins today and I was lucky enough to get 13 this year! *I knew 13 wasn’t unlucky 😂*
Our family planted a few types, Big Max, Connecticut, Amish and Ghost 👻 pumpkins. We used the large Big Max pumpkins for carving jack-o’-lanterns and I’m using the Ghost pumpkins for Fall decorations and I’m about to roast the Amish and Connecticut pumpkins and then make puree which I’ll use in pancakes, pies, pumpkin rolls, pastries etc *drool*
So here’s the easiest and shortest recipe ever!
ROASTED PUMPKIN PUREE
1. Wash and dry the pumpkin ( The smaller pumpkins are a bit sweeter)
2. Stab repeatedly *I had too much fun 😂*
3. Put pumpkin in a glass baking dish or tray and bake at 350F for about 45-60 mins or until fork tender.
4. Let cool, cut in half, scrape the seeds and guts out and then puree the flesh in a food processor/blender. That’s it! Super easy and so much better than the canned puree and it also freezes well. I like to store 2 cups of puree in each freezer storage bag, so when I need it I know exactly how much is in there.
My mini chef and I experimented with pumpkin muffins today and it was quick and super easy! They are moist and yummy, can’t wait to have another for breakfast!
Filling Ingredients 8-ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon vanilla Muffin Ingredients 1 package spice cake mix 15-ounces canned pumpkin Optional: confectioners sugar to sprinkle on top
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put muffin liners into pan. 2. Beat filling ingredients together until combined. 3. Beat muffin ingredients together until combined. (only use the mix and the pumpkin, nothing else) Batter will be thick. 4. Drop about 1 tablespoon of the batter into each muffin cup, spreading it to cover the bottom.
5. Drop in a level tablespoon of filling. 6. Cover with enough batter to fill the muffin cups full. 7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes Makes 12 muffins
So today was the first day of my diet….. and I made cinnamon rolls 😂😂😂 The universe was trying to tell me something because this recipe from twopeasandtheirpod kept appearing on my news feed! You must try this recipe! It’s so delicious!
yield:30 CINNAMON ROLLS
cook time: 17 MINUTES
FOR THE CINNAMON ROLLS:
2 packages yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons), dissolved in 1 cup lukewarm water
6 tablespoons shortening (Crisco)
1 cup granulated sugar
8 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (you might need more if the dough is sticky, up to 9-10 cups)
2 cups hot water
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon salt
FOR THE FROSTING:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Add yeast to cup of lukewarm water and sprinkle in a little sugar. Set aside for about five minutes. 2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add shortening, sugar, and salt to hot water and beat for 30 seconds, using the beater blade. Let cool to lukewarm temperature. Stir in 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture and mix until well combined. Mix in the beaten eggs. 3. Gradually stir in the remaining flour and mix with the dough hook for about 2 minutes. Remove dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured counter. Knead by hand, add a little flour if the dough is still sticky. Knead until dough feels satiny and smooth.
4. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes. After the dough has doubled in size, remove it from the bowl and divide it in half. With a rolling pin, roll one half of the dough into a rectangular shape. Spread dough evenly with softened butter. Sprinkle dough with brown sugar, raisins, and cinnamon. Make sure you use LOTS of brown sugar…you can omit the raisins, but my family loves them, and sprinkle on loads of cinnamon.
5. Roll up dough into one long roll. Cut rolls, using a piece of dental floss or thread, about two inches thick. Place rolls in greased 9X13 baking pans. Now follow the exact same steps with the other half of the dough.
6. Let the rolls rise until double in bulk. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until brown-only about 5-7 more minutes. Remove from the oven and let the rolls cool to room temperature.
7. While the rolls are cooling, make the frosting. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Frost the cooled cinnamon rolls generously!