Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cauliflower Rice

Trick your brain with cauliflower.

4 Tb. olive oil
1 medium onion diced or 2 shallots
1 cup finely diced celery
1 head cauliflower, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp. celtic sea salt

In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat
Saute onion for 10 minutes or until soft
Add celery to skillet and saute for 5 minutes
Meanwhile place cauliflower in food processor until the texture of rice
Add cauliflower to skillet, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes, until soft then add salt.

Goji Bars

Super High Energy Snack Bars-don't over consume. Great to substitute for cliff bars and processed energy bars.

1 cup raw almonds
1 cup date paste (about 12 large dates, I blend in food processor until it turns into a ball of paste)
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3 Tb. goji berries
2 Tb. cacao nibs
1 tsp. vanilla

Line baking sheet( any size) with parchment paper. grind raw almonds into a powder. In a large bowl, mix together ground almonds, date paste, and salt. Add goji berries, cacao nibs and vanilla. Mix well. Press dough evenly into tray to desired thickness. Cut into bars. store in airtight container; no refrigerator needed but I prefer to store them there. Will keep for at least 1 week.

190 calories per serving. serves 8-10

Zucceti ( pasta substitute)

Missing pasta in your diet?

This recipe is a great substitue for spaghetti, and with Only 188 calories per serving, you won't be left feeling guilty for indulging.

4 medium zucchinis (julienned/discard seeds and majority of white)
3-4 medium yellow squash (julienned/discard seeds and majority of white)
1 large shallot chopped finely
2 garlic cloves sliced thinly
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp hot pepper flakes
2 Tb finely chopped fresh mint
2 Tb finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
Olive oil

Heat olive oil and sauté shallots 2-4 minutes until softened
Add garlic and. Heat for 1-2 min. ( don't burn)
Add zucchini and squash and sauté 7-8 minutes until just under cooked
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix other ingredients inbowl. Add zucchini, shallots and garlic to bowl and mix together.
Serve warm or chilled like a salad.
Top with extra Parmesan cheese.