Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Paleo Perfect

Almost 3 weeks into the Whole 30, we are doing pretty well staying within the boundaries of the diet. I had a little meltdown last week and rebelled and decided we just had to eat out. The thought of cooking just made me crazy, so we went to the safest restaurant I could think of, the one where our son works, and we made good choices based on the Whole 30 list of acceptable foods.
The following day we were invited to a friend's home and they were so sweet to plan a delicious dinne based on a Paleo diet.
So two days of no-cooking gave me a new start and I made this delicious dinner last night.
Marinated and grilled skirt steak, cauliflower "fried rice", a green mixed salad and some olives.

I thought I would share the recipe I made up for the Faux Fried Rice based on one I saw on the Nom Nom Paleo blog. 

Cauliflower Faux Rice

I head cauliflower, run through the food processor to achieve the texture of rice
5 strips bacon, sliced
4 spring onions, sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 Tablespoon Ghee
sea salt and pepper to taste

Heat a fry pan and when hot add the bacon and cook until almost crisp.
Add celery and green onions and cook a few minutes until vegetables are soft.
Add cauliflower and stir. Cover and cook on low until cauliflower is almost done.
Clear the center of the pan, pushing the cauliflower to the sides and add the ghee to the pan. When melted, add the beaten eggs. Once the eggs start to set up, start stirring the mixture around to mix all the eggs into the dish. Season with Sea salt and pepper.

This was a good side dish and one I will make again.


Susan Snooks said...

You are doing so well Di! I didn't realise you could eat only 30 foods! Wow! No spices or herbs then? That must really hone the taste buds!

Annabella said...

Well done with sticking with the plan - I'm sure you must be feeling and looking great. Thanks for sharing the recipe - I expect the bacon has a lot to do with how it tastes but we don't eat it. I shall ask my mum to try it! :-)

Annabella said...

Hello - me again! You should link this up to Debbie's Tuesday's Table!

Dianne Neale said...

Well done on getting through the wobble. I find thinking of what to eat is always a pain. I need to cook something chickens tonight!

Katy Cameron said...

Glad it's all working so well for you! I get to go out to dinner a week on Saturday to celebrate the end of my phase 1 (oh, and my birthday!) I hope my mum doesn't try her usual 'push the carbs' approach to all the other meals that weekend though...

Leanne said...

It should not be that difficult to eat out on your diet is it? Good for you for sticking with it.

Rachel said...

Great job! Love the recipe, thanks!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Bravo for sticking at it - I would have faltered on day 2!

Debbie said...

So glad you are overall having success sticking with your plan. And how fun to have a son working at a restaurant - I used to be able to say that and we thoroughly enjoyed his time there. Sweet of Annabella to head you my way - thanks for linking up to The Table!

LuLu said...

Diane, you are doing so great! You are super lucky that you have a restaurant to go to that is Paleo friendly. Oh and your double lucky that your son is a chef! Your dinner looks amazing. I love Cauliflower fried rice. Hang in there! What day are you on? Also, you mentioned that your aches are still hanging around. I've read in many places that bone broth is the best thing for joints. I either drink a cup every day, cook my veggies in it, or make a soup with it. Either way, it's really helped my achey wrists a ton!

Cindy said...

Good for you Di! I just don't know if I could do it like you and Lu. Can't wait to see you in March!