For every dish that I’ve made with cauliflower, I’ve been looking at broccoli and thinking to myself “Can I? Dare I? Shall I?”. So, here goes…..! Inspired by my cauliflower crusted Quiche I give you a broccoli crust Quiche! Bright, bold and colourful and a great way to sneak veggies into your diet. I used almond flour to bind the dish as the broccoli alone will not yield a strong enough crust. You could add some Parmesan cheese too if you wished but I was trying to keep this cheese free.
I have a cake recipe which requires a whole orange to be boiled then added to the cake mixture, so I thought that I would try this method for a chocolate and orange brownie recipe. I used coconut flour as the coconut flour would soak up the moisture without being too dry. I was delighted with the results, as the brownie was indeed moist and not too strong in orange flavour. The Chief Taster loved these and was happily munching these all weekend. The smell of the orange boiling is delightful too! A natural air freshener for your kitchen.
Avocado is used in place of mayonnaise in this coleslaw recipe. It’s creamy, tangy and just delicious. You could spice this up a bit by added a couple of chopped jalapeno peppers too! The beauty of any coleslaw is that it is just so easy to make too! Shred a cabbage, add some flavours and a creamy sauce…voila! I also find that this tastes better after a few hours in the fridge for the flavours to develop.
Once the Chief Taster had munched his first square he declared that this is what I should bake all the time so expect a few flavour variations soon enough! He now also declared that brownies should be at the bottom of a cheesecake. I think I may have a battle on my hands…;) I have another brownie and cheesecake recipe where I baked a cheesecake on top of a brownie mixture but this time swirled the two mixtures together and it was just as delicious.
There is no end to the versatility of the humble cauliflower! Now available in Quiche crust format! Although I have made this a couple of times with walnuts simply because I like this flavour combination you could use another nut instead. I have made it without nuts and the crust was too moist for my liking. Perhaps some ground flaxseed instead or even Parmesan cheese to bind it and give it the crispy case. Perfect for a picnic or supper dish!
This is delicious warm but I can’t comment on what it’s like cold as the whole pan was devoured with nothing left over. The flavours are a delicious combination of salty, sharp and sweet. The mint and balsamic lifts this dish too but you could play around with the herbs if you wish. It’s a quick dish to make and perfect for a speedy supper dish.
A simple yet tasty chicken dish that can be made a few hours ahead. Serve with cauliflower rice, vegetable noodles or stir fried vegetables. You can steam these, pan fry them or bake them in the oven. The best thing is that they can be made ahead so more time for you kicking back and enjoying that sofa!