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Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

I was never a big fan of mashed potatoes but this Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” surely won my heart! It’s super easy and you can put any seasonings you want. In my case, I prefer to keep the Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes’ unseasoned because I like to eat them with another dish that has lots of sauce/gravy.

Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”
Ingredients:
1 cauliflower head – cut into chunks

Optional seasonings:
2 Tbsp melted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Coconut milk/yogurt/heavy cream

Directions:
1. Steam the cut out cauliflower for about 5 minutes – set aside and let it cool

2. Puree the cooked cauliflower in your food processor (This is the time you add the seasonings if you want to make seasoned Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”)

3. Done!

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Posted by on May 22, 2011 in food, recipe

 

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Blah Monday

Today was a total Blah day…*blame it on Monday*

I didn’t do any workout today, thanks to my laziness PLUS my neck still feels tight (on upper back left)….how could this last for more than 2 days? BLAH!

Breakfast just left over stuff and sweet potato – dang I got addicted to sweet potatoes and I could consume them anytime, not just as post workout meal anymore.

Since I didn’t do any cooking over the weekend, I will be cooking mostly quick simple meals throughout the week (that would be lots of stews/roasts). Today I made another beef stew (with 2 tomatoes, ginger and chicken broth) seasoned with Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute


Sorry I didn’t take the finished product because it doesn’t look much different from other beef stews that I made previously.

Made another batch of Roasted Curried Cauliflower again, which didn’t turn out quite successful, thanks to my half-ass experiment of using salted butter instead of avocado oil and salt…BLAH!

And we burned our pan while steaming stuff because both of us just totally forgot to check the water while steaming it on high fire..BLAH!

For some reason, something’s wrong with my appetite – didn’t quite enjoying my dinner today.

Butternut squash puree soup, steamed Chinese greens and failed Roasted Curried Cauliflower (I had the 21 Seasoning Salut Beef Stew afterward but too lazy to take the pic)

My neck starts to bother me again, so I better sign off and go sleep. Damn, I hate stiff neck! 😦 What do you do for remedy? Massage would be good but apparently I can’t stand being massaged too hard…I feel hurt LOL. Or maybe I should just put on that hot patch thingy, but I remembered we don’t have any at home now…*sigh*

Which cooking method do you do when in a pinch?
Mine would be steaming, stewing and roasting – less dishes to wash..HA!

Oh well good night!

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in food, life

 

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Asian style Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

I’ve made Cauliflower Fried Rice a couple times before but haven’t got a chance to make it the “Asian way”. So using whatever ingredients I had in my pantry, I whipped this in under 30 minutes.

Asian style Cauliflower “Fried Rice”
Ingredients:
1 cauliflower head
1/2 white onion -diced
2 cups of frozen veggies (I used carrots and peas)
1-3 Tbsp coconut aminos
4 large eggs
Salt and pepper (white and black) to taste
1-2 Tbsp pure sesame oil
4 slices of uncured – minced

yea I saved Fage yogurt container to contain the minced onions.

Directions:
1. Grind the cauliflower in your food processor coarsely. Do not over grind, or you’ll end up with a mushy “fried rice” (unless you don’t mind)
2. Beat 4 large eggs and make a huge omelet – after it cooled down, fold and slice them thinly
3. Heat avocado oil on the pan in medium high heat
4. Saute the onions until translucent, add in the veggies and cauliflower
5. Season with coconut aminos, salt, and pepper
6. Add in the sliced eggs
7. Turn off the heat, add in the pure sesame oil


Supposedly I topped everything with green onions, but I had NONE so I left it out.

I might under-seasoned the “fried rice” a bit as it tasted kinda bland. Feel free to adjust the seasonings according to your taste. I don’t mind under-seasoned as I could always add more, but can’t fix anything over-seasoned (is that even a word?)

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in recipe

 

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Repeat that Dish

How’s your week going so far? Getting used to the Daylight Saving Time yet? For sure I do enjoy my commute in the evening.

Anyway, my eats have been pretty boring..mostly just super simple food, repeat recipes and left overs.

Like this dinner from yesterday:

Steamed broc, fish with caramelized carrots and roasted curried cauliflower (from Nom Nom Paleo recipe)

And I totally love roasted curried cauliflower that I made another batch again…for today’s dinner!

Steamed Chinese veggies, steamed broc, roast masala lamb and roasted curried cauliflower

Roasted Curried Cauliflower (from Nom Nom Paleo)
Ingredients:
1 cauliflower head – cut the florets into bite size
Avocado oil
Salt and pepper
Curry powder

Directions:
1. Cut the cauliflower into small pieces -not too small
2. Liberally season with salt, pepper, curry powder and avocado oil. I didn’t really have exact measurement here, but the rule of thumb is about 1-2 Tbsp avocado oil, 1 tsp of salt, curry powder and pepper
3. Meanwhile preheat your oven 450°F
4. Line your baking sheet with foil (trust me, it’ll make the clean up a breeze!)- arrange the cauliflower florets on the baking sheet
5. Cover the whole thing with another foil – bake for about 15 minutes
6. Remove the cover, set the oven to broil at 450°F for about 5 minutes to brown them a bit

On Sunday I test drive my new oven’s rotisserie feature.

Gotta read the instruction a bit..

The chicken was marinated with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, thyme and rosemary

Finally after fiddling around, I got the position right, although I need to tie them better next time. When it was rotating, part of the wings and leg flapped around a bit.

I roasted the chicken for 450°F for about 1.5 hour. It turned out yummy! My next mission would be replicating Costco’s Chicken! Yeaah!

Do you eat same thing most of the days?

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in food, recipe

 

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