I have seen many recipes on Pinterest about faux Alfredo sauce and healthier versions of the butter and cream filled awesomeness that is Alfredo sauce. I finally caved and gave it a try, much to my surprise it is really, really good! I tried it first without any dairy and decided to add the Parmesan cheese to it for a little more pizzazz. I will have to warn you though, full disclosure and all, I love garlic. I use garlic in everything I possibly can and a lot of it. I will be making this again and very soon, since I got more cauliflower in my co-op share this weekend.
1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
8 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
4 cups of broth ( I used my chicken bone and feet broth)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese ( I used a little less)
salt and pepper to taste
bacon grease, butter, ghee or coconut oil ( to cook garlic)
Melt bacon grease, add minced garlic cook until almost crispy, set aside. In a soup pot add broth and cauliflower to pot and cook until cauliflower is very tender, using a slotted spoon put cooked cauliflower into Blender or food processor, add garlic and 12 ounces of the broth and blend until creamy. Add Parmesan and blend until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste. I had baked a spaghetti squash and grilled some chicken thighs to go with my Califredo sauce, which went great together!!
Spaghetti squash and Caulifredo sauce.
grilled chicken thighs on top.
I welcome all comments and would love to know if you tried this and what you thought!
Hash browns, I love them, but according to some, white potatoes are not Paleo. I have my own thoughts on that, but they are a night shade and those tend to cause me issues, some more than others. I wanted something, not a sweet potato to try instead. Spaghetti squash to the rescue, again! I will have to say I was very happy with my results. They were not at formed as the potato, but they worked and what I cooked them with made them taste awesome! I will try and tweek them out a little more to see if there is a way to help them keep their form better. Maybe using the dehydrated spaghetti squash would work better.
I made the “hash browns” to go with my eggs and bacon.
1 cup cooked spaghetti squash
2 shallots chopped
1/2 tsp garlic ( I love garlic)
salt and pepper to taste
bacon grease to cook with
melt bacon grease in a pan, add chopped shallots, cook until just tender. Add chopped spaghetti squash,garlic,salt and pepper. Cook until browned.
They do try and fall apart when you put them on the plate, but they are darn tasty!!
Trying to make them square.
Nice and brown
If you try these and are able to keep them from falling apart let me know how you did it. If you try them and just want to let me know what you thought, please do. All comments welcome, I love feed back!
I started out my day really slow and mellow. Then I put my head phones on and BOOM!!!! Energy and focus became mine. I went and did my errands, went to the store and found what I needed. Once I got home I started cooking. I opened my 21 DSD book and decided to make the Buffalo Chicken Egg muffins. I will give you the link below for the recipe. Lunch was given to my by my BFF Tiffany, who lives across the street from me. So no pictures of that today! Level one on the 21 DSD allows dairy and cheeses, full fat raw milk or at the very least Organic. Yes there is a reason I put that in here. I put my chicken in the oven to cook and continue with the recipe. I love the finished product so much I had it for dinner tonight. Let me show you what I made.
6 of the 16 it makes and they are very tasty. here’s another shot, the close up
I have an idea for a modification. I’m going to add just a few Blue Cheese crumbles to it next time I make it.
What I ate today,
Coco monkey shake and soft boiled eggs with Kerry Gold butter and Turmeric.
Lunch there is no picture and I wish there was because it was awesome. Tiffany made Spaghetti squash lasagna!
Baked butternut squash with cinnamon and Buffalo Chicken Egg muffins. they are in the book and on Balanced bites web site, which I am going to give you the link for!