Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yep, I'm a Cauliflower Geek.

Yes, I admit it.  I am a cauliflower geek.  I love using it to make new recipes.  It is a great lower-carb base for many entrees.  I'm trying a new Cauliflower Soup this week!

But, if you're looking for a healthier version of a loaded baked potato, give this recipe a try!  This recipe is 21 Day Fix-compliant and also 21 Day Sugar Detox-ready!

Loaded Cauliflower Bake
4 servings

1 large head of cauliflower, broken down into florets
1-1/2 tbsp. organic butter
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or canned coconut milk)
Small red onion, peeled and diced
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
1/2 tbsp. dried parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Steam chopped cauliflower in the microwave, along with butter and 1/4 cup of water for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until fork-tender.  Let cool for 10 minutes.

Combine steamed cauliflower, coconut milk, onion, half of the parmesan cheese, and all spices except for parsley in a Ninja or similar-style blender.  Puree until smooth.

Pour cauliflower puree into 9" x 9" glass baking dish that has been coated with organic cooking spray.

Top with remainder of parmesan cheese, chopped bacon, and dried parsley. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes until heated through and slightly browned on top. 

(21 Day Fix: 1 green, 1 tsp., 1 blue, 1/2 a red.)

Enjoy!  Would love to hear if you try this.