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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower "Rice"

Grated cauliflower makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice when you need a little carb detox. You can season this any way you wish – here I brightened it up with lime and cilantro and served it with a broiled pork loin. It has a couscous-like texture, and is perfect with chicken, pork chops, steak or anything you would normally serve with rice.

Does it taste like cauliflower? Yes, it does so if you’re not a cauliflower fan (I love it!) this may not be for you. But if you’re a fan like me, you’ll love this side dish! And it’s also vegetarian, vegan and Paleo-friendly.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

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Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup  • Old Points: 1 pt • Weight Watchers Points+: 2 pts 

Calories: 61 • Fat: 3 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Sugar: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg • Sodium: 37 (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium head (about 24 oz) cauliflower, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Directions:

Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft.

Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” to the saute pan. Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl; toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.

Makes 5 servings.

Zoodles and Meatballs (zucchini noodles)

The weather is changing, and I kind of like it. I’m looking forward cooler weather, but I’m not quite ready for zucchini season to end – we’ve been eating “zoodles” all summer long!

This is sorta a two part recipe, I made a pot of my Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs[1] at my toddler’s request but rather than eating mine with pasta, I served it over zoodles (zucchini noodles) for a lighter low-carb alternative (perfect for using up zucchini from your garden).

A good rule of thumb is one medium zucchini per person, since you lose some when you cut them and the shrink a bit when they cook. To cut them I used my OXO mandolin[2] with my julienne blade and I stop right about when I get to the seeds, then I rotate and slice. A word of advice, please be careful when using a mandolin, the blades are VERY sharp.

You can also use a spiralizer[3] instead to make them more spaghetti-like. I’m going to be making these as much as I can as long as I can find zucchini at my local farmer’s market!

Zoodles and Meatballs
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Servings: 3 • Size: 1 cup zoodles, 4 meatballs • Old Points: 7 pt • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 325 • Fat: 15 g • Carbs: 25 • Fiber: 7 • Protein: 25 g • Sugar: 4
Sodium: 715 mg • Cholesterol: 34 g

Ingredients:

  • 12 leftover crock pot turkey meatballs and sauce[4] (1/2 batch)
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (8 oz each) zucchinis, cut into long julienne strips (with a mandolin or spiralizer)
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Make the meatballs in the crock pot according to directions here[5].

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot add the oil, onions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Increase heat to medium-high and add the zucchini, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook about 1 minute. Give it a stir to mix everything around and cook another 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through yet firm.

Divide the zucchini between 3 bowls and top with 4 meatballs and sauce, add some grated cheese and enjoy!

References

  1. ^ Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ OXO mandolin (www.amazon.com)
  3. ^ spiralizer (www.amazon.com)
  4. ^ 12 leftover crock pot turkey meatballs and sauce (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ directions here (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Soft Boiled Egg over Vegetable Sauté and Toast

Soft Boiled Egg over Vegetable Sauté and Toast

by Pam on June 20, 2013

Yes, I am still on a soft boiled egg kick. I made this recipe for lunch and absolutely loved it.  I really like the combination of eggs, tomatoes, and asparagus and I love caramelized onions with everything so this recipe made me very happy. I decided to do a quick sauté of the veggies while the egg boiled and the toast cooked. I piled them together and ate every single bite. It was a healthy, flavorful, and filling lunch that I enjoyed immensely.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Add the asparagus and tomatoes then cook, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

While the veggies are cooking, prepare your soft boiled egg.  Heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium high heat until boiling. Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid. Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove. Side Note: if you are using a jumbo sized egg, cook for 6 minutes & 30 seconds.

Place the toast into the toaster.

Run the saucepan and egg under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled. Using a knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently peel, making sure to be careful so you don’t puncture the egg.

Place the piece of toast down on the plate, spoon the veggie mixture over the toast. Add the peeled egg then carefully slice down the center of the egg with a knife, season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!



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Total Time: 15 min.



Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 small sweet yellow onion, sliced
4 spears of asparagus, wooden ends removed and cut into thirds
Handful of grape tomatoes
1 egg
1 piece of leftover bread or toast, toasted

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until softened. Add the asparagus and tomatoes then cook, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

While the veggies are cooking, prepare your soft boiled egg. Heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium high heat until boiling. Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid. Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove. Side Note: if you are using a jumbo sized egg, cook for 6 minutes & 30 seconds.

Place the toast into the toaster.

Run the saucepan and egg under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled. Using a knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently peel, making sure to be careful so you don’t puncture the egg.

Place the piece of toast down on the plate, spoon the veggie mixture over the toast. Add the peeled egg then carefully slice down the center of the egg with a knife, season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy!



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)