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28

Oct 2014

WHOLE BAKED CAULIFLOWER

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This warming side dish of whole baked cauliflower will get your family enjoying fresh cauliflower that is in season right now. Cauliflower is quite versatile and this whole baked version makes it free of hassle to prepare.  And its loaded with healthy nutrients like vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins and loaded with antioxidants! This recipe was a hit with my family and my kids even took leftovers for their school lunches.  Try it and let me know what you think!

 Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower

3 tbsp butter

1/2 half cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt + pepper

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350º.  Remove the leaves and make sure to leave stem intact. Steam it for 5-7 mins or until al dente (this step shortens the baking time). While its steaming you can mix up the butter and grated cheese.  Place partially cooked cauliflower on baking pan then slather with your butter and cheese mix.  Bake for about 20 mins or until its nicely browned.

Enjoy!

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23

Oct 2014

STEEL CUT OATS

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It’s that time of year again…when the leaves are starting to fall and the air is getting cooler.  When it’s cold outside, we tend to like eating hearty and filling foods. Nothing is better than cozying up in a warm sweater on a cold morning with a bowl of rich creamy oats.

When you think of oatmeal, your mind might picture rolled oats or those instant oatmeal packets (yuck by the way). But steer clear of those! Instead, get your hands on some steel cut oats (also called Irish Oatmeal).  Your body and taste buds will be much happier.

So, what the difference?

Rolled oats are often over-processed, and oatmeal packets are loaded with sugars and chemicals.  Steel cut oats are minimally processed, so the nutrients are kept intact and it won’t cause your blood sugar to spike (feeling fuller longer too!). They’re an excellent source of protein, soluble fiber and iron. Plus, they just taste better! Steel cut oats are firmer and have a soft nutty flavor; they’re not mushy and bland like rolled or instant oats.

Here’s a visual for you.

oats

Steel cut oats do take more time to prepare, so here’s a time saving tip for dads and moms preparing family breakfast (who am I kidding I even make oats for dinner). In the evening, bring to boil 1 cup oats in 4 cups of water with a little sea salt. Then turn off the heat and cover.  Go to bed, and in the morning simmer to warm the oats back up. Simple!

You could go the traditional route of topping your warm steel cut oats with just milk and real maple syrup, or you try out one on these delicious combinations:

Warm Gingerbread

cinnamon

nutmeg

maple syrup

milk ( I prefer homemade cashew nut milk)

 

Coconut Dream

coconut oil or butter

shredded coconut

milk

Enjoy!

jodiesignature

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+ Clean Eating Expert

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