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Delicious Cauliflower Rice

I was skeptical at first as to how this would turn out, however I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely be making it more often.  Blitz a whole lot of cauliflower (half to 3/4 of a medium one) in a food processor and keep it in a container in the fridge to use throughout the week in other dishes such as tabouleh.
Here’s my step by step guide for the rest:

1) Scramble 3 eggs in a large hot pan with a little butter, set aside and cut into chunks
2) Fry 1 onion (diced) in some coconut oil for a few minutes, then add in 4 rashers of bacon (diced)  until the bacon is crispy and the onion soft
3) Add in around 6 mushrooms (sliced or quartered), and chopped or minced garlic*
4) Season with ground coriander, ground cumin and some chili flakes (as much as you like!)
5) Add in 1.5 cups thawed (or fresh) peas into the pan and 1 tin corn kernels (or fresh) and cook on med-high heat for a few minutes
6) Stir through the scrambled eggs, that have been set aside
7) Add in about 2 cups of the blitzed cauliflower and fry for only a few minutes (any more than 2 mins and the cauli will go mushy)
8) season with some salt, pepper, a few drops of both sesame oil and soy sauce
9) top with some toasted cashews, chopped coriander, chives or mint

*You could also add in cooked prawns, leftover roast chicken, beans, broccoli or diced carrots in step 3*

cauliflower rice bacon peas corn egg

Some other dishes you may like:
~ Quinoa Cauliflower Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries
~ Stuffed Mushrooms
~ Zucchini Slice
~ Banana Coconut Bread
~ Coconut Chia Almond Blueberry Muffins

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Bacon and Egg Pie

This is an easy tasty pie – great for a rainy Sunday,picnics or even have it cold for breakfast/lunch the next day.

bacon egg pie shortcrust pastry

First you will need to make the shortcrust pastry and allow it to rest.  Mix together the following in a food processor:

~ 250g plain flour (I used gluten free, wheat free flour from Orgran)
~ 125g unsalted butter, chilled, finely chopped (it is important that this is chilled)
~ pinch salt

When it becomes like breadcrumbs, add in 1 egg, whisked with 1 tbs chilled water while the food processor is running,
Process until mixture begins to form large clumps, stopping machine before mixture forms a ball.
Knead gently to bring together, then shape into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Once the pastry has rested, roll it 2/3 out to about 0.5cm thickness, and then lay across a greased dish that you will bake your pie in (the other 1/3 will be for the lid).  The pastry should go up and over the sides of the dish

Filling:
~ 4 rashers of bacon, trimmed and diced
~ 6-8 eggs
~ 1/2 cup grated cheese
~ salt and pepper
~ few pinches of smoked paprika

Lay about 1/3 of the bacon on bottom of pie (not too much or the base will become soggy from the rind/fat)
Break in 3 eggs over the top (keep yolks whole if you can)
Sprinkle over half of the cheese
Season with salt, pepper and paprika
Layer more bacon and 3 more eggs
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and bacon on top

Roll out the rest of the pastry to about 0.5cm thickness and cut to fit the shape of the pie dish
Place pastry lid on the top and scrunch the pastry from the sides up to meet the lid
Cut a few lines to let the steam out
Brush the lid with a little milk
Bake for 45 mins at 180C
Leave to cool before cutting

bacon egg pie

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Chorizo & Potato Frittata with Green Bean Salad

Feb detox starts today so last night I made sure the fridge was clear of any banned items – including 2 chorizo!

Chorizo & Potato Frittata

~ 3 medium sized potatoes (about 100g each), peeled, cubed into 3cm chunks and par boiled
~ 2 chorizo, halved lengthways and then sliced
~ 7 eggs
~ 1/4 cup milk
~ dash cream
~ handful flat leaf parsley, chopped
~ salt and pepper
~ 1/2 large red capsicum, sliced

After draining the par boiled potatoes, add them to a heated pan along with the chorizo and cook for 5 minutes, until the chorizo is sizzling

Beat the eggs, milk, cream, parsley, salt and pepper in a jug/bowl and add to the pan
Reduce the heat to low and sprinkle the capsicum on the top
Cover the pan and cook for around 12 minutes until set
Heat the grill and place pan under the grill for about 5 minutes, until golden and crispy
Allow to cool before slicing – serve with salad or veges.

Bean Salad

Blanch a large handful of green beans (trimmed) in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 mins (no longer or they will go soggy)
Drain and place in a serving bowl

DRESSING:
Combine the following in a jug/bowl and spoon over the top of the hot beans:
~  1 tsp dijon mustard
~ 3 tsp white wine vinegar
~  3 tbsp olive oil

Top with toasted flaked almonds

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