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Easy Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Easy Cauliflower Fried "Rice" | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthy, easy, plant based, vegetarian, dairy free, and can be made gluten free and vegan (leave out eggs)  Typical fried rice is mostly refined carbohydrates with extra oil and salt but few vegetables. This recipe still has the flavor and a similar texture, but without the refined carbs, and with a little healthy fat from a healthy oil and tons of veggies! On top of that, it’s quick and easy to make, especially if you buy cauliflower that has already been “riced.” Hint: They sell it at Trader Joe’s now, plus other brands are also carrying it. To make it gluten-free, use gluten-free tamari or soy sauce. To make it vegan, leave out the eggs.

Easy Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Main Dish, Side Dish
Enjoy fried "rice" with less starch and calories and more nutrients. It's easy to make, especially if you buy cauliflower that has already been "riced."

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil, such as olive, peanut, canola, or grapeseed
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 cups cauliflower (grated or riced)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • salt to taste
  • sliced green onion and/or sesame seeds for garnish

Directions

Step 1
Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add cauliflower and mixed vegetables and cook until just tender, stirring occasionally, about 3-5 minutes.
Step 2
Push cauliflower to one side of the pan to create a space and pour in the eggs into the open part of the pan. Stir just the eggs to scramble until fully cooked, then mix into the cauliflower mixture. Gently stir in tamari and salt to taste. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds and serve warm.

Easy Cauliflower Fried "Rice" | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthy, easy, plant based, vegetarian, dairy free, and can be made gluten free and vegan (leave out eggs)

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving dinner is a special meal, and the thought of healthy dishes at this meal probably offends some people. So, here are some tasty somewhat traditional recipes that just happen to be healthy, but don’t tell anyone!

15 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | guesswhoscooking.com | dairy-free, gluten-free, plant-based, some vegan and vegetarian

Sides

Cauliflower Mash - Lower-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, low glycemic, vegan & vegetarian. Follow guesswhoscooking.com on Twitter @Guess Who's Cooking & Pinterest.com/guesswhoscookin & facebook.com/guesswhoscooking
Cauliflower Mash
Roasted Carrots
Roasted Carrots
Broiled Green Beans | GuessWhosCooking.com | Easy, quick, healthy, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based
Broiled Green Beans
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Dill
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free, plant based
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Desserts

Mini Raspberry Cobbler with Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Mini Raspberry Cobbler with Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Pumpkin Streusel Pie - No Oven Required guesswhoscooking.com
Pumpkin Streusel Pie – No Oven Required
Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com
Pear Clafoutis
Pear Sauce, Unsweetened
Pear Sauce, Unsweetened
Strawberry Chia Jam - low sugar, healthy, fiber. Follow GuessWhosCooking.com on Twitter @guesswhoscookin
Strawberry Chia Jam

Ways to Use Leftovers

If you’re cooking pumpkin or any other kind of winter squash, save the seeds! Clean and dry them, then try one of the two recipes below.

Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds
Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin
Chex Mix Flavored Pumpkin Seeds
Chex Mix Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

If you have ham at Thanksgiving or other holidays, you can make a hearty soup out of the ham once most of the meat is eaten.

Ham Bone Soup
Ham Bone Soup

Leftover veggies? Chop them up and use them in an omelet, or an omelet muffin!

Egg Muffins (AKA Mini Frittatas or Omelet Muffins)
Egg Muffins (AKA Mini Frittatas or Omelet Muffins)

You can also toss leftover veggies into cauliflower fried “rice.”

Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free, plant based

Goodbye steamed cauliflower. Bland vegetables are no match for caramelized, roasted cauliflower coated with a creamy sauce with a punch!

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (cut into 1 inch florets)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (minced)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic (minced and mashed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Toss cauliflower with olive oil and spread into an even layer on a baking sheet.
Step 2
Bake 20-25 minutes, flipping once or twice, until cauliflower is tender and caramelized.
Step 3
Meanwhile, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, parsley, garlic and salt. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until reaching desired consistency, which should be thinner than a paste but not runny. Toss with cauliflower, garnish with parsley, and serve warm.

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free, plant based

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free, plant based

Roasted Cauliflower with Miso Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Miso Sauce | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, quick, easy, simple, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan
If you’re not a fan of cauliflower, you probably haven’t tried it roasted yet. Caramelized cauliflower combined with a simple miso sauce makes this an incredibly flavorful appetizer or side dish.

Roasted Cauliflower with Miso Sauce

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
This flavorful recipe is easy, healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup miso (low sodium preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Toss cauliflower florets with olive oil and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing 2-3 times, until cauliflower is well browned.
Step 2
Meanwhile, combine miso, vinegar, water, and lemon juice.
Step 3
Toss cauliflower with miso sauce, then garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Roasted Cauliflower with Miso Sauce | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, quick, easy, simple, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan

White Chicken Chili (Dairy-Free)

Traditional white chicken chili recipes call for dairy, usually in the form of sour cream. This easy slow cooker recipe leaves out the dairy altogether, yet is still hearty and full of rich flavor. Use the highest quality of chicken you can afford (free-range organic preferred).

White Chicken Chili - Dairy-free, low-carb. guesswhoscooking.com

White Chicken Chili

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours, 10 minutes
White chicken chili recipes without dairy are nearly impossible to find. This easy slow cooker recipe leaves out the dairy, but is still supremely flavorful and hearty.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 1 bell peppers (diced)
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 can white beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • green onions and avocado (for garnish)

Directions

Step 1
Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until they start to turn light brown. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant. Remove from heat.
Step 2
Combine all remaining ingredients in a slow cooker except for green onions and avocado. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Step 3
Shred the chicken by removing and shredding with two forks, or mash it up in the slow cooker. Also mash the cauliflower. Add salt to taste if necessary. Serve with avocado and green onion.

White Chicken Chili - Dairy-free, low-carb. guesswhoscooking.com

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb

This recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust is free of unrefined carbs and dairy. If baked to a nice golden brown, it holds together like conventional pizza crust. Add whatever toppings you’d like. I used buffalo wing sauce instead of pizza and topped it with buffalo chicken and sauteed onions and bell peppers. Use almond meal instead of whole wheat flour to make this recipe wheat-free and gluten-free.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Serves 2-4
Dietary Diabetic, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (should yield about 3 cups once processed)
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal or whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • prepared toppings of choice

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven. Brush a sheet of parchment paper with olive oil and place on top of a cutting board.
Step 2
Cut the cauliflower into florets, then pulse in a food processor until it is ground.
Step 3
Cook ground cauliflower by steaming or microwaving in a small amount of water and covered for about 4 minutes. Drain cooked cauliflower and allow to cool. When cauliflower is cool, place onto a kitchen towel. Wring out as much water as possible.
Step 4
In a large bowl, combine cauliflower with remaining ingredients and mix well. Shape into a pizza crust on the oiled parchment paper. Slide the parchment paper and crust onto the preheated cookie sheet or pizza stone in the oven. Bake 12-16 minutes, or until very golden brown on top.
Step 5
Spread pizza sauce over the crust, or try an alternative sauce such as pesto, barbeque sauce, or buffalo wing sauce. Top with desired toppings and serve, or if using cheese, place under the broiler until cheese is melted.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb

Cauliflower Mash

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Side Dish
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (roughly chopped into florets (about 3 cups))
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 clove garlic (start with 1)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Step 1
Steam cauliflower for 7-8 minutes, until fork tender. Set aside and let cool.
Step 2
In a food processor, add cooled cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Add more salt and pepper to taste, or more olive oil to make it creamier.

Cauliflower Mash - Lower-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, low glycemic, vegan, & vegetarian. Follow GuessWhosCooking.com - @guesswhoscookin on Twitter, Pinterest.com/guesswhoscookin, & Facebook.com/guesswhoscooking

Gooey Brownies Made With Cauliflower

Cauliflower Brownie – GuessWhosCooking.com – gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, low carb

You were intrigued enough to check out this recipe, so don’t dismiss it just yet! Yes, these are brownies made with cauliflower, but they do not taste like vegetables. These will probably be some of the most moist and gooey chocolate brownies you’ll ever try. I have gotten tons of great feedback on this recipe and it’s been a hit at parties. Just give it a try!

This recipe is based off Chocolate Covered Katie’s “Chocolate Cake… with a crazy ingredient!”: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/06/18/cauliflower-chocolate-cake/

 

Ingredients

4 cups cauliflower florets

1 1/2 cups almond meal

2 teaspoons baking powder (aluminum-free preferred)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt (Himalayan or sea salt preferred)

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup flax meal

1/2 cup sweetener or equivalent (such as coconut sugar, erythritol, etc.)

3/4 mini chocolate chips (dark chocolate if possible, or 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate bar)

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

20 drops liquid stevia or more, to taste

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a large cake or pie pan with virgin coconut oil. You could probably bake these in a 13×9 pan or cut the recipe in half and bake it in an 8×8 pan, but I have not tried it… yet. Steam cauliflower until it is almost fork tender, but not fully cooked. You could also use frozen cauliflower, thawed. In a food processor, blend almond milk, vanilla, stevia, and add cauliflower, about 1 cup at a time. Blend until very smooth and completely combined. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients – almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, flax meal, sweetener, and chocolate chips. Combine all ingredients and pour into greased pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the brownies don’t jiggle when you shake the pan. They may be gooey on the inside, but they are best this way, and there are no raw eggs, so they don’t need to be fully cooked. Allow to cool before cutting. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Cauliflower Brownie - GuessWhosCooking.com - gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, low carb

Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Cauliflower Fried Rice
Ingredients1 Head Cauliflower

3 Sliced Uncured Bacon*, Diced

2 Eggs

1 Onion, Diced

2 Carrots, Diced

1 Bell Pepper, Diced

1/2 Cup Mushrooms, Thinly Sliced

1 Cup Baby Spinach

4 Stalks Green Onions

1/4 Cup Organic Low-Sodium Tamari (or Coconut Aminos for a soy-free version)

1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

Directions

1. Grate cauliflower on box grater, in a food processor or powerful blender, or using the grater attachment of a food processor.

2. Preheat a pan (I used a cast iron skillet) on medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Remove excess bacon fat, leaving a thin layer in the pan.

3. Whisk eggs and add to pan. Scramble until fully cooked, remove from pan, and set aside.

4. Add carrots and onions to pan, and a little more bacon fat if pan is dry. Cook until onions begin to turn translucent, about 5-6 minutes. Add mushrooms and bell peppers, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add grated cauliflower, and cook until vegetables are tender. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in tamari.

5. Stir in eggs, and top with bacon, green onions, and sesame seeds. Add sriracha hot sauce if you’d like.

Cauliflower Fried Rice 2

*Uncured Bacon – I like Whole Foods 365 Uncured Bacon – Read more about it here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/whole-story/love-bacon-win-year-it

Spanish Cauliflower “Rice”

Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

1 Head Cauliflower

1 Medium Red Onion, Chopped

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 15-Oz. Can Tomato Sauce

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 Tbsp Chili powder

Salt to taste

 

Directions

Grate cauliflower on a box grater. Heat coconut oil in a fry pan on medium heat, then add onions and cauliflower. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, then add tomato sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add salt to taste.