Cauliflower is the main attraction of this dish. Cauliflower has many health benefits including;
• Indole-3-carbinols and sulforaphane– both big nutrition words that mean cancer prevention, detoxification and hormone balance
• Vitamin C – Is abundant in cauliflower. Vitamin C is needed for collagen production, gum health, keeps your immune system strong.....to name a few of the benefits of this important vitamin
• Folate – supports red blood cell production, important for cell production and helps your nerves function properly.
• Fibre – Great source of colon cleansing fibre; 12 grams per 100 calories of cauliflower! Wow!
• Vitamin K – helps your blood clot normally and important for bone health
Here is my take on the amazing original by Elana at www.elanaspantry.com (if you haven't been to www.elanaspantry.com, then I highly suggest you check it out. It is filled with amazing, low glycemic recipes from breakfast to desserts! I have yet to make something from this amazing website that wasn't amazing! (......and I have tried some of the baked good out on my nephew and they were a true hit)
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- ½ medium onion, chopped finely
- 3 celery stalks, chopped finely
- ½ head of cauliflower, roughly chopped
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (Diced into cubes and pan fried on medium heat until cooked. Can also use leftover roasted chicken)
- ½ head of kale ( I like dinosaur kale)
- 1 tsp of tamari
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Season with chili powder, oregano and cumin ( I used a heaping tsp of each)
• Sauerkraut (find traditionally fermented at your local health food store, I like Eden Organics)
• Grated cheese
• Black beans
• For some extra heat, Tabasco sauce
1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat
2. Sauté onion over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until soft
3. Add celery for another 5 minutes
4. Meanwhile place cauliflower in a food processor with the “S” blade and pulse until it becomes the texture of rice (can also be grated, if you do not have a food processor)
5. Add the cauliflower rice to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes or so.
6. Add in a bunch of chopped kale, seasonings, tamari and cooked chicken and cover until kale is lightly cooked. 1-2 minutes.
7. Scoop some into a bowl and top with your favourite fixin’s.