Cut a Cauliflower into florets and pulse (in batches) in a food processor 8-10 times (until the pieces are between the size of a grain of rice and a couscous grain.
Put in a lidded microwavable dish and microwave for 4-5 minutes (until hot but not completely cooked tender).It still surprises me how much I enjoy this, given my deep and abiding loathing of Cauliflower. Well worth a try even if you hate the stuff.
low fat garlic cream cheese
salt and pepper.
Cook your cauliflower until fully tender (steaming is best but boiled will work too).
Purée in a food processor until smooth, add the cream cheese and seasoning to taste Unlike the cauliflower rice I've only done this once, and it was nice (And didn't taste of cauliflower)! But overall I tend to go for the rice as my first option.
More a ratio than a recipe...
Any root vegetables: carrots/(rutbaga)swede/celeriac cooked until tender
potato (for portion control I tend to use pre-made mash for this, I seem to be pathologically unable to portion control potatoes)
Finely shredded green leafy vegetables (I tend to use cabbage and leek) steamed or nuked until tender.
2 or 3 parts root vegetables
1 part mashed potato
1 part green leafy veg
Mash the root vegetables until they are as smooth as you want them, or purée in a food processor (Don't add the potato to the food processor it will turn to glue, they have to be mashed or pushed through a ricer
Stir in the cooked leafy veggies.
Fine to make in advance and reheat in the microwave. Freezes well too.
Mediterranean vegetable stew.
3 courgettes, Sliced about 1cm thick
4 onions cut into wedges (quartered then the quarters halved)
500g bell peppers, (I used Tesco frozen finest char-grilled peppers as they are very nice and much cheaper than fresh)
400g mushrooms sliced
2 tins of tomatoes,
2 veggie stock cube,
about 8 cloves of garlic,
1tbs smoked paprika
1tbs mild chilli powder
cayenne to taste (I like mine with a bit of kick)
Black pepper (lots)
Correct salt at the end as the stock cubes and worcs add quite a bit.
Microwave the Onions for 10 minutes so they are soft and sweet (stirring every now and again.
Dry fry the courgette slices until dark brown but not burned.
Dry fry the mushrooms until they have let go all their liquid
Combine everything in a saucepan and simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally (as little as possible to avoid breaking up the courgettes).Add some protein with some tinned beans or chickpeas. Or serve with veggie sausages and either of the mash recipes above.
42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.
Mini-goal: Lose as much as I can between now and November 27th when I fly to Florida!
Goal maintain between 224 and 210 until Jan 1st 2014.
St Paul's Cathedral - Climbing to the Whispering Gallery and Beyond!
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