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CAULI FAUX CARBS
Many of us are watching carbohydrate intake to manage our weight, or would like to include more vegetables in our diets, and a great way to do this is to replace many carbs with cauliflower. This simple white vegetable is packed with great nutrition – it’s high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, packed with vitamins and fibre plus is known to increase blood flow, so with a bit of cunning in the kitchen you can recreate the texture of other carbohydrate based foods with this versatile vegetable.
Take a head of cauliflower, chop into florets then pulse these in a food processor until you get pieces that look like “rice”. Saute these in a pan with a tbsp. or two of coconut oil and a small onion, diced, and season to taste. You can add a variety of seasonings to this, herbs or spices, and tailor to your meal or can even serve it raw and with a firmer texture, just still in the coconut oil and onion with the chopped cauliflower and let it stand for a few minutes for the oil to soften – amazing!
Faux Pizza Base
Take 700g of cauliflower florets and pulse in the food processor until you get a fine texture. Pop this in a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes, without covering, or steam in a steamer. Cool for 10 minutes then empty in a nut bag or a clean tea towel and squeeze out every last drop of moisture then back in the cleaned bowl and add 4 tbsp. of almond meal and 2 eggs. You can use your hands to combine then turn onto a piece of baking parchment and roll into a circular shape. When you’re happy with the shape pop this into a preheated oven at 200C and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, add whatever toppings you feel like and cook further as required then voila – faux pizza, wholefood
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