My favorite answer to takeout is this general tso’s tofu with cauliflower recipe. It’s tastier and plant-friendlier than typical carry-out Chinese food. And while it’s definitely not as quick or simple, I promise that preparing it is completely worth the effort. Plus, you can prep much of it in advance.
If you want to make your side dish as special – or more special – than your entrée, you’ll want to sauté up this Mexican-style cauliflower rice! And you guessed it … there’s actually no rice in it. This recipe features cauliflower that’s pulsed into the shape of rice kernels. That means it’s lower in calories and carbs and higher in fiber than when using regular rice … if that’s important for you. While I recommend both rice (especially brown rice) and cauliflower, having options is always a smart idea.
It’s soup season! For me that means I need to create a new soup. Here it is! It features cauliflower … purple cauliflower. But you can totally prepare this with any color cauliflower, including white. All forms are tasty and good for you, of course.
This coconut cauliflower rice is one of my favorite side dishes! The cauliflower acts like short grain rice … and looks kind of like couscous. But it’s totally grain free. That pretty much makes it an ideal side even for folks trying to keep carbs in check or following the oddest of diets! But it definitely doesn’t have “diet food” taste. It’s loaded with deliciousness and veggie goodness. And it’s so easy to make as I’ve streamlined the cooking process.
I was recently asked by someone with diabetes if I had a lower-carb version of a hash brown patty. I didn’t at that time, but now I do! Here’s the delicious result—-with cauliflower swapped in place of potato. These patties do get nicely browned and a slight bit crisp. (These are not deep fried in order to keep them calorie-friendly; so, don’t expect extra crispiness!) My personal trick: Make these in advance and keep chilled in the refrigerator. Then over the next several days, quickly heat the number of patties that you need. Reheat in a toaster oven … or even a regular toaster! (Hint: For those of you who don’t need to curb calories, these can be reheated and...