Ziti Spinach Alfredo

Ziti Spinach Alfredo

Who knew you could substitute heavy whipping cream and butter in alfredo sauce with cauliflower?  When I mentioned it to one of my friends, she emphatically told me not to try it because she made a cauliflower alfredo recipe from Pinterest and it failed miserably.  Her husband made her promise, swear, and crosse-her-heart to never try it again.  Well, you know how I love a challenge.   I’ve had a couple recipe fails too.  The sauce wasn’t creamy enough or too thick or not flavorful enough.  However with a little tweaking and determination, by George I think she’s got it! I love LoVe LOVE making recipes taste so delicious that no one will believe how healthy it is.  This, my friends, is a keeper.  I tested it out on my husband, his brother, and close friend without telling them the ingredients.  After they cleaned their plates and dishing up seconds, I told them the sauce was cauliflower!  They didn’t believe me and neither will you.  I can’t wait to hear what you think of this creamy cauliflower alfredo sauce!     Since I want you to skip all the fails and jump straight to success with this recipe, let me share a couple things I’ve learned.  A quality, good blender is a must!  I feel like I’m a broken record now, but I really do use my Vitamix daily.  I mention it frequently in my recipes because it makes healthy living so much easier and healthy eating so much tastier.  Whether you’re Team Vitamix, Team Blendtec, or Team Ninja, it’s time to invest or you’ll continue to miss out on...
Ziti Spinach Alfredo

Ziti Spinach Alfredo

Who knew you could substitute heavy whipping and butter in Alfredo sauce with cauliflower?  Healthy eating just got that much better.  I love LoVe LOVE making healthy recipes tastes SO good that no one will believe how healthy it is.  This, my friends, is a keeper.  I tested this out on my husband, his brother, and close friend without telling them the ingredients.  After they cleared their plates and were dishing up seconds, I told them the sauce was cauliflower!  They didn’t believe me and neither will you.  I can’t wait to hear what you think of this Ziti Spinach Alfredo!   PrintZiti Spinach Alfredo Ingredients8 to 10 chicken tenders or 3 large chicken breasts, grilled or baked and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 lb whole wheat ziti or small tube pasta, prepared according to package directions 2 Tbs olive or coconut oil 1 sweet onion, chopped 1 Tbs minced garlic 3 cups original coconut milk (make sure it's not sweetened or vanilla flavor) 1 cup organic chicken stock or broth 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 head of organic cauliflower, washed and cut into florets 2 Tbs Italian seasoning 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 4 cups fresh spinach 4 cups cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in halfInstructionsThere are two options when preparing your chicken: grilling or baking. For grilling, spray chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on an electric grill or outdoor grill on medium-high for 3 to 4 minutes until center no longer pink. For baking, preheat oven to 375. Spray chicken breast lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with...
Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower

Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower

I tried numerous of times to make mashed potatoes with cauliflower.  One time, it turned out like a soup.  AND then one time, it was really chunky.  After my many fails, I was about to give up on trying until I FINALLY figured it out!  The texture turned out perfect.  Try them out and let me know what you think! Print Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets and washed well 3 large red potatoes washed well and cut into chunks 1 cup coconut milk 1 Tbs fresh parsley 1 Tbs oregano 1 tsp fresh or dried rosemary 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese optional Instructions In a large skillet, bring cauliflower florets and 1 cup coconut milk to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes until tender. In a large pot, bring about 4 cups of water to boil. Add potato chunks and boil for about 15 minutes until tender. Once cauliflower and potatoes are tender, drain both and return them back to the large pot. Add parsley, oregano, rosemary, salt, pepper, and cheese. Mash until potatoes are smooth and herbs are well mixed. Serve hot and enjoy! Don’t forget to try my Ziti Spinach...
Parmesan Baguettes

Parmesan Baguettes

Print Parmesan Baguettes Instead of garlic bread, try these baguettes with one of my pasta dishes. Ingredients 1 whole wheat baguette sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 4 Tbs melted coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil 1 cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese 2 Tbs dried parsley Instructions Move an oven rack to the very top slot. Set oven to 'broil'. Spread cut baguettes evenly over baking sheet. Lightly brush the top of each with oil. Sprinkle cheese and parsley even across the tops. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes until cheese melted and bread is slightly...

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