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3 Clever Cauliflower Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

Crispy Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 eggs, whisked
1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Honey Garlic Sauce:
1/3 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tsp cornstarch

To bread cauliflower, individually dip florets into eggs.
Next, roll cauliflower in panko breadcrumbs.
Place on a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400ºF for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway.
While cauliflower is baking, in saucepan over medium heat, add honey, garlic and soy sauce.
In a small bowl, make a cornstarch slurry by whisking water together with cornstarch.
Add cornstarch slurry to saucepan.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Once cauliflower is golden and cooked to your liking, remove from oven and drizzle with honey garlic sauce.
*Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating!
Enjoy!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Crust:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 tsp Italian seasoning
¼ tsp salt
1 large egg

For the pizza:
½ cup tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
½ green pepper, sliced
¼ red onion, sliced

For the crust, place cauliflower into a food processor.
Pulse until cauliflower is finely ground.
Steam crumbled cauliflower for 3-4 minutes or until tender
Using a clean kitchen towel, place cauliflower into the centre and wrap tightly so cauliflower doesn’t fall out.
Allow cauliflower to cool to avoid burning hands.
Once cooled, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
Add cauliflower to a large bowl and add cheeses, egg, Italian seasoning and salt & pepper to taste.
Mix well.
Place mixture on an oiled nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet or pizza tray.
Press into desired shape.
Bake at 425ºF for 10-15 minutes, or until crust begins to brown.
To assemble pizza, add toppings of choice.
In this case, add tomato sauce and cheese.
Top with broccoli, tomatoes, orange pepper, corn and red onion.
Return to oven and bake until cheese has melted and crust is golden (approximately 5 minutes).
Enjoy!

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Mushroom Sauce [Vegan]

Cauliflower:
1 head cauliflower, trimmed
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

For the Creamy Mushroom Sauce:
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp flour or cornstarch
1 cup mushroom or vegetable broth
1 tbsp soy sauce

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Clean cauliflower by removing core and excess leaves.
Place whole cauliflower head in a baking dish.
Drizzle with oil and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
Cover with foil and roast for 30 minutes. Uncover and roast for 20-30 minutes more or until cauliflower is crispy.
In the meantime, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms and sauté for about 6 minutes or until mushrooms have released their moisture.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add flour and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
Add mushroom or vegetable broth and soy sauce and cook, whisking constantly until sauce thickens.
Add soy sauce and thyme and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
Enjoy!

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Homemade Chicken and Corn Soup

 

Chicken & Corn Soup

4 cups chicken broth
2 cup cooked chicken, shredded
1 cup creamed corn
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tbsp cornstarch, mixed with 1 tbsp water
2 eggs, beaten
3 green onion, finely chopped

In a large saucepan combine chicken broth, cooked chicken, creamed corn, corn kernels, soy sauce and grated ginger.  Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes.  Stir in cornstarch mixture until soup begins to thicken.  Pour in beaten eggs swirling the soup with chopstick to create ribbons.  Stir in green onion.

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Pie Crust Crackers

This video and post were made in collaboration with Frigidaire.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Pie Crust Crackers
Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 35 minutes

For the soup:
1 tbsp butter
1 yellow onion, finely diced
3 celery ribs, finely diced
3 carrots, finely diced
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup flour
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
2 potatoes, peeled and finely diced
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen

For the crackers:
1 store-bought pie crust, chilled
1 egg, beaten
½ tsp onion powder
½ dried thyme
salt and pepper

In a large soup pot or Dutch oven melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes; until veggies start to soften. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add flour, stir well and cook for another 30 seconds. Add cooked chicken, potatoes, broth, milk and thyme and bring everything to simmer; be sure not to bring it to a boil as you do not want to scald the milk. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes or until soup is thickened and potatoes are cooked through.
In the meantime, preheat oven to 400°F. Using a small cookie cutter or drinking glass to cut store-bought pie crust into discs. Transfer the pie crust crackers to a baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they become golden and crisp.
After 15 minutes, remove the stem from the thyme and add frozen peas and corn and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with crackers.

 

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3 Mug Meals | Collab with Mind Over Munch

Bread-In-A-Mug
1 Tbsp coconut flour
3 Tbsp almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp coconut oil, melted
2-3 Tbsp water
pinch of salt

Add dry ingredients to the mug and mix to combine.
Add in the wet ingredients and stir so their are no lumps.
Microwave 60-90 seconds (1000 watt microwave).
Allow to cool for about 5-8 minutes before removing from the mug and enjoying!

Tex-Mex Mug Meatloaf
4 oz ground meat
2 tsp cilantro
1 Tbsp onion
1 Tbsp bell pepper
2 Tbsp salsa
pinch of salt & pepper
optional: pinch of garlic powder, cumin, chili powder
Glaze: 1 Tbsp ketchup, 1/2 tsp worcestershire

Combine all meatloaf ingredients in a mug, or in a bowl and transfer to a mug (8oz or larger).
Mix together glaze ingredients and brush on top of meatloaf.
Microwave at power level 3 for 6.5-7 minutes.
Allow to cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

Rice Krispie Treat In A Mug (traditional)
1 tsp coconut oil
1/3 cup marshmallows
3/4 cup rice krispies cereal

Melt coconut oil in the mug.
Add marshmallows and melt for about 20 seconds. Mix until creamy.
Add in rice krispies cereal and mix to combine, pressing in firmly.
Allow to cool for about 20 minutes if you want it to be a firm rice krispie treat, or enjoy warm with a fork.

Rice Krispie Treat In A Mug (vegan)
1.5-2 Tbsp peanut butter
1.5-2 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey or brown rice syrup)
3/4 cup rice krispies

Melt peanut butter in the mug for about 20 seconds.
Mix in maple syrup to combine.
Add rice krispies cereal and mix to combine, pressing firmly.
Allow to cool for about 20 minutes if you want it to be a firm rice krispie treat, or enjoy warm with a fork.

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