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Paleo (and Vegan) Cauliflower Rice
Most people think of bacon and bloody steaks when they contemplate what it means to eat paleo. But while meat is a fundamental staple of the paleo diet, other than fish, it's not something I eat. "Wait! What!? Then what do you eat?!" is the typical response to that. In short, I eat lots of vegetables, eggs, some fish, and lots of healthy fats like avocado, coconut and nuts.Here is an example of what I eat – a bowl full of delicious vegetables. This recipe is modified from the Cauliflower "rice" pilaf that appears in Mel's cookbook Well Fed. You can also refer to this recipe on her blog.Vegan / Paleo Cauliflower "Rice" 1 head of cauliflower2 delicata squash (or 1 butternut squash)1 onion1 bunch of kale1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup raisins 4 cloves garlic 1" fresh ginger 1 tbs cumin1 tbs cinnamon 1 tsp fenugreek salt & pepper2 tbs coconut oil1 tbs olive oil 1 bunch of cilantro1-2 limes 1. First you'll want to roast your squash. Preheat your oven to 425F. Slice or dice your winter squash and in a large bowl toss the squash with 1 tbs of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Spread evenly over a baking pan and let it roast for 40-50 minutes (until it can easily be speared with a fork).2. In the bowl of a food processor using your S blade mince the garlic cloves and ginger. Remove the garlic and ginger, set aside.3. Now dice your onion - you can do this in the same food processor.4. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large pan (I use my wok). Throw your onions, almonds and raisins together.5. In the meantime, mix all your spices together, including the ginger and garlic. Once the onions are translucent in the wok shove everything to one side of the wok. Heat another tablespoon of coconut oil in the pan – once melted throw all your spices on that patch of oil. In about 30 seconds, or once the spices become fragrant, mix everything together.6. Wash your cauliflower and cut the florets off the stem. (If you're ever confused on how to cut or prep a certain veggie do a video search for it online. Jeremy and I are constantly learning new tricks on how to efficiently prep & cook by doing this). In the bowl of your food processor pulse the cauliflower until it has the consistency of rice. You may need to do this in two batches.7. Add the cauliflower to the pan or wok and stir until the onion / spice mixture is thoroughly incorporated into the cauliflower. Stir occasionally (like once a minute). At this point you can add a splash of balsamic vinegar if you dig it.8. This is a good time to wash and dry your kale. You can remove the leaves from the stems and rip or chop the leaves into smaller bit sized pieces. But don't add it to the pan too soon!9. After the cauliflower has been cooking for about 5 minutes add the roasted squash to the mix. And just before everything is good to go add your kale. You'll need to add bits at a time until it's wilted enough to all fit.10. Wash and chop your cilantro. In a small bowl squeeze your limes on to the cilantro. Stir and incorporate it into your cauliflower "rice".Serves 6-8 as a side, or 4 as a main course.
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february 2013 by lacurieuse

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