Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Lil Nutrition Lesson :: & Cauliflower Hash-browns.

If you've ever gandered down your Facebook feed, then I'd venture to say you've seen those "Tasty" videos by Buzzfeed and the gazillion other types of cooking videos and snippets populating the inter-webs. While I tend to slide on past those because the most enticing ones involve all things sugar, not spice, somebody shared one the other day that totally caught my eye!

Cauliflower is one of those unicorn vegetables...nobody believes the goodness exists in it, but when you truly see the nutritional value and the ease of using it in literally anything, it becomes a treasured kitchen arsenal!
I mean I know the texture seems weird and dealing with it is a little like being covered in chalk powder (hard pass yall.) BUT please look at all the benefits of this super-veggie!
  • Fights Cancer (both with cancer cell killing and inhibiting compounds)
  • Boosts Heart Health (with better blood pressure and kidney performance)
  • It's an Anti-Inflammatory (aint nobody need no inflammation triggered!)
  • All da Vitamins and Minerals (Vitamin C, K, protein, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, B6...JUST to name a few)
  • Boosts Brain Health (and ya really can't fix stupid)
  • Supports Digestion (yep...the fiber...yep...mass exodus...)
  • Antioxidants support Detoxification (say bye to all the toxins...)
So WHY would you not give the lil white-headed step-child a chance?
Sidenote: these same benefits are found in a lot of other cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, radishes, kale, and turnips, among others!

But I digress...

That video I saw was for what I've come to call a "Cauliflower Hashbrown" and it was EASY and SO good. 
Here's what I used:
  • About half a bag of this pre-riced Organic Cauliflower Rice (I posted a couple weeks ago about making cauli-rice though if you aren't as lazy and convenience driven with your cooking...)
  • 2 eggs
  • FlavorGod Garlic Lovers Seasoning (Any of them would be awesome or some garlic powder, s/p would do alright)
  • Some Avocado Oil for cooking
Then What Happened: 
  1. Mix half the bag of cauli-rice with 2 cracked eggs and coat in seasonings of choice. You want this to be sticky and evenly coated.
  2. Heat a pan with some avo oil (or EVOO) and add lumps of the mixture like little pancakes
  3. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes or until brown. If your pan is hot enough, it will brown and crisp up (and painfully splatter you a little) and be easier to flip!
  4. I added a little extra seasoning before removing from the oil and then let them sit and crisp up a little. 
  5. That's it! Now stack with anything and everything! I added a spread of guacamole (I think the video did this) and then 2 fried eggs on top! I mean LOOK at them yolks...
These reheated and tasted great (obviously not crispy but still tasty) and they tasted just like a hash brown to me which is fun to get more of the nutritional benefit without the heaviness of potato!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, ain't no discriminating. Just do it. And fight all the bad things in your body with somethin GOOD. 

Finding Fit,