Jan 12

Spiced Cauliflower with Chickpeas, Red Peppers & Peas

Posted by Katie on Jan 12 2015

As I type this I am SCARFING down this amazing vegetarian dish.

Partly because I am so hungry I could eat my arm but also because it’s so delicious I just can’t help myself!

This particular dish is FILLED TO THE BRIM with vegetables such as cauliflower, onion, red pepper, tomatoes and peas and because this is my main dish I added chickpeas for protein and even more fiber!  I absolutely adore the warmth that the cumin, turmeric and garam masala bring to the dish as well!

This recipe is only slightly adapted from the Market Vegetarian Cookbook (I added chickpeas to the mix!) but it would be delish without the chickpeas too!

I personally get 4 big servings out of this recipe but by all means it would make at least 6 small side-dish size servings!

ENJOY!


Spiced Cauliflower with Red Peppers & Peas
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Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 3-6
This is a fiber and protein packed warm, spicy and dare I say slightly sweet dish! SO yummy! This recipe makes 4 BIG servings or 6 side dish sized servings.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 onion thinly sliced (I personally love rings!)
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl add cauliflower, garam masala, turmeric and cumin and toss until coated.
  2. In a large saute pan heat up olive oil and mustard seeds (medium-high heat) for about 5 minutes
  3. Add cauliflower to saute pan and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the cauliflower starts to soften.
  4. Add onion, red pepper, peas, tomato, chickpeas and water and cook until vegetables are soft.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste!
  6. Serve as is or over rice, quinoa or your grain of choice!

Step One:
In a large mixing bowl add cauliflower, garam masala, turmeric and cumin and toss until coated.
Step Two:
In a large saute pan heat up olive oil and mustard seeds (medium-high heat) for about 5 minutes
Step Three:
Add cauliflower to saute pan and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the cauliflower starts to soften.
Step Four:
Add onion, red pepper, peas, tomato, chickpeas and water and cook until vegetables are soft.
Step Five:
Season with salt and pepper to taste!
Serve as is or over rice, quinoa or your grain of choice!
I LOVE the yellow!
ENJOY :)

Jan 05

Inflammation Fighter NutriBlast

Posted by Katie on Jan 05 2015

Happy Monday everyone!

As you have probably already guessed, I am a BIG fan of my NutriBullet!  I use it for smoothies (obviously), I puree veggies for pasta sauces, I make my own nut butters,  Italian spiced breadcrumbs and salad dressings, I create my own frozen yogurt…In short, IT IS AN INCREDIBLE APPLIANCE!  As far as I am concerned, everyone should have one!

…No, this post is not brought to you by NutriBullet :lol:

Recently, NutriBullet announced a 5 day Cleanse and, though I’m not inclined to jump on any cleanse bandwagon any time soon, some of their recipes are actually ROCKSTAR recipes that are already proving to be keepers in my world! LIKE THE ONE YOU SEE BELOW!!!

If you are interested in looking into the NutriBullet 5 day cleanse, you can find it HERE.  If nothing else, you might grab one or two recipes and add them to your repertoire!

KIRSTEN!  You asked for the recipe of the smoothie that, to me, tastes like a chocolate cherry milkshake? This post is for YOU girl!

This smoothie has quickly become my favorite.   It is sweet but not too sweet, it has an AWESOME chocolatey flavor thanks to the Vega Choc-a-Lot protein powder (my choice of protein powder!) and raw cocao nibs (my fav!), the texture is not thick but not thin either (just right!) and I am genuinely happy about all of the ingredients involved.

So, without further ado, the Inflammation Fighter NutriBlast.

Inflammation Fighter NutriBlast
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Author: Katie
Serves: 1
This is a FABULOUS recipe from the NutriBullet 5 Day Cleanse program!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Swiss chard (may substitute spinach or baby kale if chard is not available)
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup frozen cherries (pits removed)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • ¼” fresh turmeric or ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Recommended: 1 serving Superfood Protein Boost (or other plant-based protein powder) – I use Vega protein powder! Choc-a-lot and viva vanilla both ROCK!
  • Optional: 2 tsp raw cacao powder or nibs (GO FOR IT!)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ cup filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the NutriBullet tall cup (or your blender!) and blend for 30-60 seconds.

Add all ingredients to the NutriBullet tall cup (or your blender!) and blend for 30-60 seconds.

I will be dreaming of this tonight ;)

…And I will promptly make it for breakfast tomorrow!

Jan 03

A Fresh (and Delicious) Start

Posted by Katie on Jan 03 2015

Well folks it’s been an awesome start to the year!

There have been some splendid workouts (including shoveling a truck load of snow!) and my meals have been nothing short of superb!

I’ve been loving my smoothies!  I will also be sharing some of the really good NutriBullet recipes I’ve been trying out!

There has been some greenage:

One of the green smoothies I had to choke down (it wasn’t good!) but I knew it was full of good stuff so that made it better ;)

This morning’s smoothie was OUT OF THIS WORLD good!  It’s called the Inflammation Fighter Blast and it tasted like a chocolate cherry milkshake!

As far as lunches go I’ve whipped up a black bean and quinoa salad with the most beautifully creamy avocado:

I didn’t eat lunch today because I was painting and then I had a hair appointment…Run Run Run!

For suppers I’ve whipped up another chickpea and cauliflower curry dish:

And a truly delicious veggie burger!!!

The cumin, smoked paprika and curry were absolutely delicious!

I tore the burger apart and threw it on a bed of romaine, spinach, cucumber, avocado and salsa:

I will share the recipe soon!

And before I forget!  Hot water with lemon in my new favorite mug from Universal Studios!

Now I’m off to watch some of The Walking Dead.

Have YOU been making healthy choices so far this year?

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