This is a recipe that will help anyone following the PEERtrainer Cheat System or doing the cleanse. It is a yummy, nutrient dense, detoxifying powerhouse of a recipe that will fill you up and make you feel great!!!
What I like about this recipe is that it uses just one spice/herb in addition to salt and pepper. This makes it easy!
Cauliflower with sweet onion and bacon
Inspired by COOKFRESH
2 slices of Bacon (feel free to rock your inner bacon if need be)
1/2 pound of fresh spinach leaves
1 lb of chopped cauliflower. Usually a large head, chopped into 2 inch
3 tablespoons of chicken broth
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced into 2 inch long strips.
3 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
1 t (2 squeezes of) fresh lemon
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. In a large skillet (12 or 16 ounce), cook the bacon on medium low
until crisp. Use tongs (similar to those you use in the bbq) to take out the bacon and place on doubled paper towel. Drain most of bacon grease out to a bowl. Leave just a bit to cook rest of ingredients
2. Add garlic, onion, and cauliflower into the skillet, heat on medium,
and stir until the cauliflower and onion start to turn a golden brown.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of chicken broth, rosemary and spinach leaves and
cook until cauliflower and spinach are tender, anywhere from 5 to 10
4. Remove from heat. Stir in bacon, squeeze fresh lemon, salt and
pepper to desired taste. If desired, add 1 teaspoon of goat cheese on
Serves 4. 1/2 a cheat per serving!
Special tip: If you'd like to mash the cauliflower, it turns into a mashed potatoes consistency so this is a great substitute if you're craving warm mashed potatoes with bacon!
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This recipe does sound tasty and the healthy, nutrient dense veggies are a big plus, but I wouldn't classify the recipe as a "detoxifying powerhouse".
Chickens are routinely administered antibiotics, hormones, and vaccines containing arsenic and other chemicals; trace amounts of those chemicals make their way into chicken stock, especially since stock is a concentration of material extracted from the tissue and bones of these animals. Also, conventionally raised chickens are fed a diet of grains, gluten, etc. Not so good for detox or cleansing.
Ditto coventionally raised pork.
And while there are conflicting studies and lively debate(especially in the paleo community)over nitrates/nitrites in cured meat being harmful or carcenogenic, I would err on the side of caution and skip the bacon.
IMO this would be a fantastic cleanse recipe if it called specifically for stock procured from hormone and antibiotic-free pasture fed chicken and perhaps organic low-sodium turkey bacon.
If you want or need more flavor, add healthy herbs and spices which in themselves can have beneficial detoxifying and even medicinal qualities.
Posted by: Anne | 05/08/2013 at 03:49 PM