Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower - Paleo, Keto and Low-Carb
Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is one of the best recipes for vegan garnish, keto, low-carb, Whole30 and Paleo that will surely be a hit at your Christmas dinner, Thanksgiving or on weekdays. This cauliflower mashed potato recipe will give you a super creamy mashed cauliflower that tastes just like mashed potatoes but is much healthier for you and low in carbohydrates and calories.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower


Cauliflower Puree for a Cozy Climate


With Fall in full swing here, is it time for everything cozy, comforting, creamy and secretly healthy? ... Yes, this recipe for mashed potatoes with cauliflower fits perfectly.

I always tell my husband how much Q4 (October-December, with a few extra days in September!) is my absolute favorite time of year.

This time it starts with my husband's birthday on September 23rd and ends with my birthday and New Year's Eve.

The weather (finally!) starts to get a little chilly here in Texas and all the pumpkin spice and comforting things start to appear on the table. And this cauliflower puree is one of my favorite recipes to make.

Healthy alternative to cauliflower mashed potatoes


A disadvantage of these three months of the year is the amount of unhealthy food around us.

For some reason, much of our culture tends to associate comfort foods with unhealthy foods... but it doesn't have to be that way!

This cauliflower with roasted garlic puree is the perfect example of how eating healthy can also make you feel warm and cozy inside.

This cauliflower puree is not only super creamy and delicious (I swear, it tastes as good as these instant mashed potatoes!) but it's secretly low in carbohydrates, vegan, no dairy and Paleo!

Then you'll learn what ingredients you'll need for this cauliflower puree recipe, how to make cauliflower puree, preparing cauliflower, the best kitchen appliance for making cauliflower puree, storage and meal preparation tips, as well as a few dishes that taste great served with cauliflower puree.

Mashed cauliflower ingredients


This cauliflower puree recipe is made with some easy-to-find ingredients that are 100% gluten-free, vegan, Whole30, Paleo, keto and low-carbohydrate.


  • Cauliflower - Make sure you get a BIG cauliflower head to have enough cauliflower florets for the recipe.
  • Roasted Garlic - Learn how to roast garlic and prepare it up to 3 days in advance of making this recipe.
  • Herbs - Fresh rosemary and thyme are used in this recipe, but you can also try adding sage or tarragon.
  • Oil - A good quality olive oil will add a great deal of flavor to this side dish.
  • Milk - To get the right consistency, you'll need a touch of milk. Almond and cashew milk will work great!


How to make cauliflower puree


Making homemade cauliflower mashed is actually a fairly quick and easy process and consists of the following steps:


  1. Garlic roasted in the oven up to 3 days in advance.
  2. Prepare the cauliflower (read more about this below!)
  3. Add the cauliflower to a large food processor along with any seasoning ingredients. (In this recipe we use fresh herbs and roasted garlic!)
  4. Puree until smooth. Be careful not to mash too much or the mashed cauliflower will become too liquid.
  5. Optional: reheat mashed cauliflower potatoes in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Serve and enjoy!


Preparing cauliflower


Before you can make vegan cauliflower and keto puree, you'll need to prepare this cruciferous vegetable.


1. First cut a large head of cauliflower into florets. Be sure to cut them into pieces of similar size so that they cook at the same pace.
2. Then boil the cauliflower flowers in a large pot of boiling water for 10-12 minutes.
Cook's tip: It's okay if you're wrong to cook longer, but be sure not to overcook the cauliflower! If you do, you'll end up with a mashed cauliflower that's too bitter.
3. Finally, drain all excess water from the pot and dry the cauliflower COMPLETELY. This is a very important step. If you do not remove ALL the water from the cauliflower, you will end up with a thick mess instead of mashed potatoes with cauliflower.


The best kitchen utensil for mashing cauliflower


As mentioned above, the best kitchen appliance to use when making cauliflower puree for a cauliflower puree is a large food processor of 10-12 cups.

A food processor will give you the most control over the consistency of cauliflower puree while giving you enough room to add all the ingredients in one batch.

You can also use a Vitamix or a high-speed blender, but you need to be very careful not to end up with too much mixed and liquid cauliflower mashed potatoes.

Mashed potatoes versus cauliflower Mashed potatoes


For those of you with super-acute taste buds, you can tell the difference between regular mashed potatoes and this cauliflower with roasted garlic mash.

However, those of you with not-so-demanding palates will hardly notice the difference. But I can promise you this... your waist will be able to tell!

With only 111 calories and 3 net carbohydrates per serving ... this cauliflower with roasted garlic puree has become a new favorite garnish, paleo, low-carb, keto and Whole30 in our family.

Read also: Low-Carb Keto American Pancakes Peanut Butter Recipe

Serving, storing and reheating


Service: After you finish mashing the cauliflower, you'll want to check the temperature. If it is not hot enough, add it back to the pan over medium-low heat and heat to desired temperature.

Serve cauliflower puree with a pinch of olive oil, a pinch of fresh herbs and additional roasted garlic cloves.

Storage: You can prepare this recipe up to 3 days in advance. Just keep in mind that the cauliflower will begin to separate from the liquid and must be stirred before serving.

Freezing: Cauliflower puree can be stored in a freezer-proof bag or container for up to 4-6 months.

What to serve with cauliflower puree?


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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Puree | Vegan, Paleo, Keto Accompaniment


Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic Puree is the best vegan garnish, keto, low-carb, Whole30 and Paleo recipe for mashed cauliflower.

Ingredients



  • 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • ¼ cup almond milk or cashew milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 ½ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 3-4 cloves roasted garlic
  • ¾-1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 pinch of black pepper


Instructions



  1. Roast a head of garlic in the oven. You can do this up to 3 days in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Bring a large pot of boiling water. Boil cauliflower for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and place the cauliflower in a towel and dry the cauliflower completely before continuing.
  4. In food processor bowl, combined cauliflower, milk, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, toasted garlic cloves, salt, to taste and pinch of black pepper.
  5. Puree for 1-2 minutes or until cauliflower puree is completely smooth. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl every 20-30 seconds to ensure an even puree.
  6. If cauliflower puree has become too cold, return to pot and heat to desired temperature.
  7. Serve cauliflower puree with a drizzle of olive oil and a few sprigs of rosemary or thyme and enjoy!





Read also: 10 Slimming Nordic Vegetarian Diet Recipes


Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Recipe Notes


DO NOT use a Vitamix or high-speed blender. You will end up with a mashed cauliflower potato too mixed and liquid.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Breakfast - 4 Ways to Cook Eggs You Did not Know About
Boiled, scrambled, poached and omelette. There are several ways for you to prepare the egg at breakfast and not get sick of one of the most protein-rich foods

After the fame of bad, the egg gained almost daily space in pro-muscle menus. It has also become an easy figurine in weight loss diets, especially for breakfast - several studies show that by including a high quality protein (a nutrient found especially in egg white) in this meal, you can better control hunger and calories throughout the day.

4 Ways to Cook Eggs for Breakfast


You can repeat the dose at lunch or dinner - no health risk. "It has been proven that cholesterol, a fat exclusively present in the yolk, does not interfere in the cholesterol produced naturally by our body," says nutritionist Lia Buschinelli.

The most recent study on the subject, from San Diego State University, in the United States, also points out that its omelette is able to reduce insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes when combined with exercise. These positive effects were seen in people between the ages of 18 and 35 who ate two eggs for 12 weeks before working out.

READ ALSO: Can Eating Eggs Help Burn Fat Fast

Poached egg and avocado

Poached egg and avocado


Ingredients


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado, medium, ripe, sliced
  • 4 units of wholemeal bread toast
  • 1 liter of water
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar 
  • salt to taste 
  • black pepper to taste


Preparation

In a medium saucepan, place four fingers of water and the vinegar. Bring to a low boil until small bubbles form at the bottom (do not let the water boil). Turn the water quickly with a spoon to form a small wheel. Place the egg in the center and continue stirring in a circle gently for about 4 minutes or until the white is firm.

Remove the egg from the water with a skimmer and place on a paper towel to dry completely. Repeat the process with the other eggs.

Assemble the toast: place the avocado and, on top, the poached egg. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

READ ALSO: Eating Eggs for Breakfast for a Healthy Diet

Fresh herbs omelette

Fresh herbs omelette


Ingredients


  • 4 units of chopped eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon spoon butter (ghee, preferably)
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


Preparation

In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the salt and herbs. Mix well. In a non-stick frying pan, melt the butter, without burning, and spread the whole mixture. Wait to firm a little and, with a skimmer, raise the edges so that the liquid part drains under the omelette and goes drying. Wait to brown.

Creamy scrambled eggs

Creamy scrambled eggs


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter (or a dash of virgin olive oil)
  • 4 eggs
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
Preparation

Take a non-stick frying pan to low heat, melt the butter (or spread the olive oil) and, without letting it get too hot, add the beaten eggs and season with salt. Stir continuously (do not let it stick to the bottom) for 1 minute or until it is very creamy. Sprinkle with the pepper.

Soft-boiled eggs

Soft-boiled eggs


Ingredients


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 units whole toast
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


Preparation

In a deep pan with cold water, place the eggs. Bring to a boil. From there, count 3 minutes for the preparation of an egg with the white and the soft yolk, 4 if you want the lightly firm white and the soft yolk. For a more cooked yolk, leave on fire for 6 minutes, or 13 if you prefer it to be fully cooked. Remove the egg from the hot water and immerse it in the iced water for 1 minute to stop the cooking process. Season with salt and pepper (also good with coconut sugar and cinnamon).

Breakfast - 4 Ways to Cook Eggs You Did not Know About



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Keto Almond Flour Bread Recipe
Butter it and you'll think you're eating real bread! This keto bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You already know what to do with the bread. You can taste it warm and fresh from the oven or freeze it and toast it to perfection.

Keto Bread Recipe


Ingredients

  • 300 ml (150 g) almonds flour
  • 5 tbsp (40 g) powdered psyllium husks
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. apple vinegar
  • 225 ml boiling water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) sesame seeds (optional)


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

Bring the water to a boil and add it, along with the vinegar and egg whites, to the bowl, mixing it all with a hand blender for about 30 seconds. Do not stir the dough too much: the consistency should resemble moulding paste.

Moisten your hands and assemble 4 or 8 pieces of bread with the dough. You can also assemble the bread for use on hot dogs or hamburgers. Place on a greased baking sheet.

Bake on a bottom rack in the oven for 50-60 minutes, depending on the size of the bread. They will be ready when you hear a hollow sound by tapping the base with your finger.

Serve with butter and ingredients of your choice. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Troubleshooting

Do your breads take on a medium purple color? This can happen with some psyllium peel marks. Try another brand.

Keto Almond Flour Bread Recipe

Monday, February 18, 2019

Low-Carb Keto American Pancakes Peanut Butter Recipe
When you think of a low-carb diet, you immediately imagine that you will never again have a delicious American pancakes for breakfast.

Entering a low-carb diet does not mean depriving yourself of the foods you like, but rather learning to cook based on the new diet you are adopting.

Low Carb American Pancakes Peanut Butter Recipe


This recipe is made with peanut butter, so if I'm sure you're going to love it.

Ingredients


  • 4 tbsp. Whole Cream
  • 4 tbsp. Flaxseed Flour
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. butter

Toppings:

  • 2 tsp Strawberry Jam WITHOUT SUGAR


The Preparation

1. Mix 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of eggs.

2. Start beating it, until the peanut butter is completely dissolved, finally add the 4 tablespoons of whole cream.

3. Add 4 tablespoons of flaxseed flour and 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda.

4. Cover the frying pan with butter and a medium-high flame. Once the pan is hot, add the mixture to make the American pancakes,

Once small dots form at the top, we turn it over and serve it.

5. Finally we serve all the American pancakes.


SEE ALSO: Keto-Friendly Pizza Crust Recipe


I hope you enjoy this recipe, it is quite rich and helps us meet our goals of eating a ketogenic or low-carb diet.

Low-Carb Keto American Pancakes Peanut Butter Recipe

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cucumber and Apple Juice for Weight Loss
Recently the “juice therapy” has gained worldwide popularity when it comes to losing weight and improving health in general.

Cucumber and Apple Juice for Weight Loss


It's a very effective therapy because the juice combine a multitude of vegetables, fruits and spices whose concentration brings a wealth of essential nutrients so our metabolic process unfolds perfectly.

Note that the juices are very beneficial for health but they are not “magic”, which means that they help as support of a diet to burn fat and reduce the size but they do not allow us to lower weight if we do not complement them with a healthy diet and physical activity.

This article will teach you to prepare a green juice based in apple, ginger and cucumber which you can consume daily to boost your metabolism and burn stored fat better.

Discover the green juice that will help you lose weight


The advantage of this juice is that its three main ingredients (apple, ginger and cucumber) are excellent natural antioxidants, as well as provide a rich amount of vitamins and minerals that are required in any nutritional plan to lose weight.

Then we will detail the benefits of each ingredient so you know why you should incorporate this juice to your daily diet.

1. Apple

The apple is one of the foods that doctors recommend consuming daily because of the many benefits that gives to our body. This is because the apple grant us vitamins, minerals and fiber but with a minimum intake of calories and fats.

Besides, apple is an excellent ally to treat digestive problems and to promote the development of the metabolic process due to its high fiber content, which allows the elimination of toxins through the intestinal tract while causing satiety instantly avoiding the intake of calories.

The apple also helps us to reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in blood and to combat fluid retention, two conditions that often hinder effective weight loss.

2. Cucumber

Cucumber is a very healthy ingredient because it is mainly composed of water, which speeds up the metabolism while providing us a satiety feeling without calories. Note that the cucumber has only 16 calories per 100 grams.

In addition, the cucumber is composed of many elements that are beneficial to lose weight and detoxify the body such as phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids.

3. Ginger

Ginger root has properties that help you lose weight and to keep it for different reasons.

First, ginger gives us instant feeling of satiety which helps us avoid binge that cause weight gain. In addition, this plant favors the production of gastric juices, which strengthen the intestinal muscles and facilitate bowel movement.

Also, ginger reduces inflammation and allows us to assimilate better the glucose, allowing a better functioning of the metabolism. Ginger also promotes the metabolism because it contains shogaol and gingerol, two substances that help our body to reuse energy by the oxidation of fats.

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Apple, cucumber and ginger juice


The best thing of this juice is that, besides being very beneficial to health, is made with ingredients that are widely available and have a low price.

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger (about 3 grams)
  • 200 ml of water (a glass)

Preparation

  1. Wash, peel and cut the cucumber into pieces
  2. Wash, peel and cut the apple into pieces. Remove the seeds and the heart
  3. Put cucumber, apple, ginger and 200 ml of water in a blender
  4. Mix well to obtain a homogeneous consistency of a juice
  5. Consume while fasting when it is freshly made to maximize its profits

Note that while this juice does not have many contra effects, it is recommended that people with digestive disorders do not consume ginger. So if you suffer from ulcers, gastritis, colitis or Crohn’s disease, do not add the ginger to your preparation.

Incorporate this juice to your daily diet and you’ll see how beneficial it is for your health.

Cucumber, Apple and Ginger Juice for Weight Loss

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) Recipe
There are so many fun, healthy options when it comes to making chicken. We can bake it, broil it, fry it, grill it, make a soup or stew and more. But, even with knowing that there are endless possibilities with chicken, it is still so easy to get in the habit of making chicken the same old way we've always made it.

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) Recipe


But I am here to share something that will assist you with tapping into the world of chicken-possibility. This something is Paleo recipes. They are easy-to-follow recipes that are designed to support you in eating the foods that your body was programmed to eat. This results in natural weight loss, increased energy, and a stronger, healthier immune system and more. Some of the foods included in the Paleo Diet are wild fruit, game meat, fish and vegetables.

Okay so now that we got that covered lets talk about Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai).


Ingredients:

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 medium Chicken breast, skinless, raw, cut into chunks
  • 4 medium Shallots, or 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 clove(s) Garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Root Ginger
  • 5 stem Lemon Grass Stems, very finely sliced
  • 1 individual Chilli, Green or Red, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 400ml Blue Dragon Coconut Milk Light
  • 568ml Fresh Chicken Stock (1 pint)
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander, fresh, 2 fresh or dried lime leaves
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoons Black pepper


Instructions:

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan for a few seconds, then add the chicken chunks, searing them for a minute or two. Add the shallots or onion and cook, stirring, for 1 more minute.

Step 2

Add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass and chilli, stirring well. Pour in the coconut milk and stock, then add the lime leaves. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 25-30 minutes.

Step 3

Just before serving, add the chopped fresh coriander. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then ladle into warm bowls and serve immediately.

Notes

Dried lime leaves can be bought from the spice section of your supermarket, and you can look for fresh ones in little packs of Thai seasonings with the fresh vegetables.


That's sounds pretty easy right? So, the next time you're thinking about cooking chicken, step outside your comfort zone and let Paleo Recipes help you take your dish to the next level. Until next time, eat well.

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