I never was a blog follower until I stumbled upon peanut butter fingers. She has lots of great recipes, workouts, product reviews and her dog Sadie is the cutest! I was introduced to overnight oats, which is now a constant staple – I don’t know how many variations I’ve made at this point! That was about a year and a half ago. About 3 or 4 months ago I stumbled upon PaleOMG who also has awesome recipes and a super cute dog, Jackson! Not to mention both of the blogs are run by women named Julie/Juli.
I find that I often will buy something from the grocery store knowing what I’m going to use it for, but then deciding against it when the time comes to make it. Today I found myself with a head of cauliflower that was meant to be for a cauliflower pizza crust then after I decided against that, for more cauliflower popcorn and then I decided against that as well. I went to my favorite bloggers to see how they have used cauliflower and came across this guest post by Bravo for Paleo on PaleOMG. I made a few slight alterations to the recipe to match my needs:
1 head of cauliflower
4 pieces of bacon
3 green onions
½ sticks of pastured butter
1/8 cup heavy cream
3.5 oz of chèvre (goat cheese)
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cut up cauliflower. Put in large stock pot and cover with water.
- Bring to a boil on high heat. Continue boiling until cauliflower is very soft when stuck with a fork. Drain in colander.
- While cauliflower is cooking, bake bacon in oven on 400 for 15 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towel and then crumble.
- Chop up green onions. Melt butter in stock pot on low heat. Add green onions and sauté until soft. Turn off heat.
- **Put drained cauliflower in food processor to mash up
- Return cauliflower to the pot and add heavy cream and mix
- Add chèvre, crumbled bacon, sea salt and pepper to taste. Blend well.
- **Split between 4 (16oz) mason jars on a baking sheet. Place in oven for 30 minutes.
**My alternations because I don’t have a potato masher and I don’t have patience to use a fork. I also like to have ready made servings to grab on the go to work or for quick access to a meal.
I used this recipe as a main dish, though it really isn’t one. This would be great paired with a steak and green beans. Obviously, the serving size will change depending on how it is used.
1 serving (of 4)
Calories – 322
Fat – 25.4g
Carbs – 11.3g
Protein – 13.7g