Monday, April 5, 2010

Mashed Cauliflower Pancakes, Marinated Asparagus, Left over ideas

My Easter menu changed a bit, since I couldn't find a decent roaster chicken.  I got a nice turkey breast instead, which turned out great!  So on Easter we had turkey breast, mashed cauliflower (my favorite recipe for that is below), french style green beans stir fried with bacon and ff onions, my favorite asparagus recipe (below), and heavenly eggs (I just don't like the name "deviled eggs").  For dessert we had almond cake, which could have turned out better, but it was good anyway.  Used that as a short cake and topped with strawberries in sugar free glaze and whipped cream sweetened with 1 TBS. of sugar free vanilla pudding mix, and 1 packet Truvia.

Today this is what I did with the leftover mashed cauliflower to make a great sandwich.  There are many things you can do with this.  Some ideas below in the recipe.

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                         Best Mashed Cauliflower
Serving Size  : 4    
Categories    : Side Dish

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1         pound  frozen cauliflower
  1         ounce  cream cheese
  1         tablespoon  butter
  1         cup  shredded Co-Jack cheese -- (or whatever kind you like best--smoked cheddar is great!)
                        salt and pepper -- to taste
                        garlic powder -- to taste
                        onion powder -- to taste
                        bacon pieces, reduced fat

steam or microwave the cauliflower for 10 min.

In a food processor, add the cauliflower and process.

Add remainging ingredients and process until smooth

Add bacon pieces and pulse until mixed in.

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Per Serving: 77 Calories; 6g Fat (60.4% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 77mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat.

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                   Leftover Mashed Cauliflower pancakes

Recipe By     :Ginny
Serving Size  : 2     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Side Dish

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1/2      cup  Left over Mashed Cauliflower -- *see Note
  1         large  egg
  1         tablespoon  Carbalose flour -- *see Note

Beat all ingredients together well.

In a frying pan that has been preheated with 1 TBS. of oil, fry on both sides as you would a pancake.  Use a large flexible pancake turner to turn and turn quickly.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 42 Calories; 2g Fat (49.8% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 94mg Cholesterol; 41mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fat.

Serving Ideas : If you add vanilla to this it tastes like french toast.  Makes a great Monte Cristo Sandwich this way with turkey, ham, and swiss cheese, topped with syrup or sugar free strawberry glaze

NOTES : *See recipe for Mashed Cauliflower for nutrition info

*Can use Whey protein powder, or almond flour or flaxmeal or whatever your low carb flour you have on hand, or even parmesan cheese

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                       Lemon and Balsamic Asparagus

Recipe By     :Ginny
Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Side Dish

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1        pound  fresh asparagus
  2        tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil
  1        tablespoon  lemon juice
  1        tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
                        garlic powder -- to taste
                        salt -- to taste
                        coarsely ground pepper -- to taste

Steam the asparagus for just 3 minutes.

Immediately plunge into a bath of ice water

Place on a cookie sheet or platter and drizzle with EVOO, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper

chill or serve immediately.

  "Asparagus is quick steamed for 3 minutes and cooled, then sprinkled with EVOO, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar"
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Per Serving : 87 Calories; 7g Fat (65.3% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 2mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.

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