Creamy Cauliflower with cheese | Cauliflower dishes #4

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Another cauliflower dish on the blog! I bet you couldn’t have guessed this veggie was so versatile, could you?

This Creamy Cauliflower with cheese is a great side dish for your lunch or dinner. We love to have it with a beautiful steak and some fresh salad.

You can also make a huge batch to have leftovers for the week, saving you some precious cooking time when you need the most.
I feel this is much better the next day by the way, with all that gooey cheesiness happening. 🙂

Ingredients
  • ½ head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of capers
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons of salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of ricotta
  • ½ cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
Directions
  1. Place in a baking dish the cauliflower florets, garlic, capers, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Roast them, tossing occasionally, at 180C for about 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender, but not browned.
  3. Then, add in the ricotta, mozzarella and parsley, mixing well.
  4. Bring it back to the oven and bake until the surface is finally golden and brown. Approximately 30 minutes.
  5. It’s done!

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Roasted Cauliflower head | Cauliflower dishes #3

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This is a very simple, yet extremely delicious, recipe I’ve learned from an Israeli friend.
It’s basically a whole cauliflower head boiled until tender then roasted to get a beautiful golden colour and an amazing caramelised flavour. It seems this was created by an Israeli chef and since then it’s getting more and more popular. I totally understand why. 🙂

You can’t believe how delicious this thing is. Sometimes I need to control myself because I could eat the whole thing alone. I’m telling you, this is amazingly good!

Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • Black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Fill a pot with water. This pot needs to be large enough to fit the whole cauliflower head in it. Also, make sure to pour just enough water to cover it.
  2. After the water starts boiling add in the salt and the whole cauliflower head.
  3. Boil it for a maximum of 10 minutes.
  4. Then, place a baking sheet on a tray and put the cauliflower head over it. Brush olive oil all over it and season with black pepper to taste.
  5. In a preheated oven at 200C (392F), bake it for approximately 30 minutes or until its surface becomes golden and brown.
  6. It’s done!

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The best cauliflower pizza crust | Cauliflower dishes #2

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I can finally say I’ve mastered the technique to make the perfect cauliflower pizza crust. I’ve tried so many different ideas, changing a bit here and there, willing to get a version that doesn’t fall apart.

Today I’m proud to say I’ve achieved that! This is the BEST Cauliflower Pizza Crust EVER! This crust is perfect and simply has the best texture and flavour you can imagine. Put your fork on the side and embrace a delicious slice of pizza with your hands. 🙂

Ingredients
  • ½ head of cauliflower, shredded
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Add water and shredded cauliflower in a pan. Once it starts boiling, cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  3. After the cauliflower has cooled enough – like lukewarm temperature, strain the liquid out placing it on a cheesecloth or a thin tea cloth, squeezing very well. Squeeze it until you can’t see any drops of water coming out of it. Nobody likes a soggy crust!
  4. Next, add the strained cauliflower together with the rest of the ingredients to a medium bowl and mix everything until well combined.
  5. Place a baking sheet on a pizza tray and pour the batter over it. Use a spoon or spatula to make it even and in a circular shape.
  6. Bake the crust for 20 minutes at 180C (356F).
  7. It’s done! You can top your crust with any filling you like, here I added tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, black olives, and cherry tomatoes. Pizza time! 🍕

Are you also a cauliflower lover?
If so, check out here all amazing recipes we have with cauliflower. 🙂

Stir-fried cauliflower rice with eggs | Cauliflower dishes #1

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I totally love ❤️  cauliflower, such a versatile veggie. I cook with it all the time, always making something different and delicious. That’s why I’ve decided to create 4 videos with yum recipes using cauliflower, and this is the first one: Stir-fried cauliflower rice with eggs.

Stir-fried rice with eggs is one of my favourite Asian dishes, and although I eat regular rice on a few occasions, having a replacement for it would be amazing. Having said that, I’ve created this version using cauliflower rice instead, and the result is spot on!

This recipe serves two people and you can change a bit adding other veggies, or maybe season it differently. I usually add carrots and capsicum. YUM!

Ingredients
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups of cauliflower rice 
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 cup of spring onions, finely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in a wok or large frying pan. Then add the riced cauliflower and stir-fry for about 4 minutes.
  2. Next, add peas and spring onions. Stir everything constantly around the pan, for about 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, beat together the eggs and sesame oil.
  4. Back to the pan, push all ingredients to the side of the pan and on the other side, pour the beaten egg mixture leaving it cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Season everything with salt and black pepper to taste. Then, briskly swirl around the eggs to break them up and then toss with the rice. Stir-fry for another minute and it’s done!
  6. Serve right away.

 

Coconut and Chocolate Birthday Cake | HAPPY B-DAY TO US | 2 years!

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This is a very special month for us, as you can see; our channel is turning 2! Yep, two years of amazing recipes.

And to celebrate with you – who else, right? – we’ve decided to make one of my favourite cakes: Coconut and Chocolate Birthday Cake. In Brazil this is a very popular cake, usually called PrestĂ­gio cake, same name as a famous chocolate bar (similar to Boost).

Of course, I’ve managed to create it in a guilty-free version. 😀 Amazing, I know!

The cake and coconut filling are gluten free, nut free and dairy free, with a minimum of honey to give it just a bit of sweetness. For the frosting, I got better results using pure cream, but this is totally replaceable with coconut cream for a dairy free version.

So, how about you making it for your next birthday too? Your guests will love it, for sure!

Ingredients
  • Cake
    • 6 medium eggs
    • ½ cup of coconut oil, melted
    • ⅓ cup of honey (or any sweetener you like)
    • ⅔ cup of sesame seeds (or sesame seed flour)
    • ⅓ cup of coconut flour
    • Âź cup of cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon of psyllium husks
    • A pinch of salt
  • Coconut filling
    • 1 cup of coconut milk (or any milk you like)
    • ½ cup of coconut flakes, unsweetened
    • Âź cup of honey (or any sweetener you like)
  • Chocolate Ganache frosting
    • 340 grams of 85% dark chocolate
    • 1 cup of pure cream
Directions
  1. Cake
    1. In a food processor add eggs, coconut oil, and honey. Mix them for about 5 minutes.
    2. Next, add the sesame seeds and mix for more 4 minutes.
    3. Then, add the coconut flour, baking powder, psyllium husks, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix just enough to incorporate all ingredients.
    4. Grease a cake tin (I’m using one with 16cm of diameter) with coconut oil and cover it with a baking sheet. Then, add in the batter.
    5. Preheat oven at 180C (350F) and bake it for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    6. Reserve, letting it cool completely before assembling the cake.
  2. Coconut filling
    1. Add all ingredients in a saucepan and cook it in low heat, stirring always until it gets a thicker consistency.
    2. Reserve and let it cool completely before filling the cake.
  3. Chocolate Ganache frosting
    1. Pour the pure cream in a saucepan and heat it until small bubbles start to form around the pan.
    2. Turn off the heat, add the chocolate and honey. Let it rest for 1 minute.
    3. Mix well until the chocolate melts and you have a smooth mixture.
    4. Pop into the fridge and let it there until is completely cool.
    5. Once cooled, whip up using a stand mixer and reserve.
  4. Assembling the cake
    1. Slice the cake into 3 layers.
    2. Put the bottom layer in a serving dish and spread over it half of the coconut filling.
    3. Next, put the second layer of cake on top of them and spread the other half of filling. Finish by topping with the third layer of cake.
    4. Now, spread the chocolate ganache all over the cake. Here I wanted to create something fancier so I used my piping bag, but you can simply spread everything using a spatula.
    5. It’s done!