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Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Sometimes you want to eat something comforting, like a creamy and cheesy Alfredo sauce.  You can go ahead and indulge with this recipe, because the great thing about it is there is no cream in it, which saves a lot of calories and fat.  Instead of cream we used pureed cauliflower, which is an ingredient used in a lot of paleo recipes nowadays because it is such a versatile vegetable that has the added benefit of being packed with nutrients, antioxidants and provides health benefits such as detoxification support for the body, it boosts brain health and aids in digestion .  This is not a paleo recipe, but it’s definitely a healthier version of this iconic sauce with a silky, creamy and delicious taste.  You can use either whole grain or regular pasta.  I’ve made it with both, paired with a green salad with pears, nuts and balsamic vinegar.   We hope you try it, and let us know what you think!

Helga

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

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Cilantro Dressing

Are you in a vinaigrette rut? Tired of the same old ranch dressing from the store? Try this easy and fresh Cilantro Dressing, the added spice from the hot sauce gives salads a great (and needed) kick.  Whip this up over the weekend, you can easily double the recipe and you’ll have homemade dressing for your salads all week-long.

Helga

Cilantro Dressing

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Orange Chicken

I’ve been in a citrus mood lately, so I have another orange chicken recipe for you this week. I decided to use this one because I liked the combination of ingredients in the marinade. Since I made this on a busy weekday, I completely omitted one step: The original recipe asks that you dredge the chicken pieces in an egg mixture and then coat with cornstarch. Then you have to fry the chicken in 1 cup of oil. I’m sure this step renders a delicious crispy crust, but… no. I really don’t want to dredge the chicken pieces in an egg mixture and then coat them with cornstarch on a busy day.  So, I just marinated the chicken and then stir fried the pieces, adding the thickened sauce at the end. It was still very flavorful, and definitely on the lighter side with no cornstarch coating and a lot less oil. I also used only 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of ½ cup.

White rice is the perfect side for this dish, and a simple cucumber salad would be a great pairing. So there you have it, another one of my busy mom weekday recipes!  Let me know if you try it.

Helga

Orange Chicken

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