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NUTTY CAULIFLOWER RICE

This week I am sharing a recipe which fits in the PEGAN Diet. Have you heard about this diet? Well this is absolutely new for me too.

Like the name suggests, the pegan diet borrows principles from both the paleo diet and veganism. In short, paleo eaters try to consume only foods available in the Paleolithic era 2.6 million years ago: vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, and meat. It usually excludes dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, oils, salt, alcohol, and coffee. Veganism prescribes refraining from any animal products and byproducts — including meat, fish, eggs, cheese, yogurt, and honey — and eating plant-based foods instead.
A trendy eating plan dubbed the pegan diet (not pagan, mind you — that’s something else). Dr. Mark Hyman first coined the term on his blog in 2014, but the philosophy has only since picked up steam.  Source https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a25906196/what-is-pegan-diet/

I would like thank my fellow blogger Veena who suggested this wonderful theme for this week.Head over to her blog https://veenasvegnation.com/ for some healthy and awesome recipes.

Pegan diet mostly has 75% veggies and 25% meat .You can check out alternatives for vegan protein. Basically any processed food is to be avoided.There are some do’s and don’t’s in this diet. Check the link above for more information.

Recipe for Nutty Cauliflower Rice

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 Cups grated Cauliflower
  • 1 Medium Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Boiled Chickpeas
  • Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Cup Chopped Baby Bok Choy
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli Flakes

Method:

Wash the Cauliflower nicely and remove the leaves and cut into florets. Pulse them coarsely in a food processor or grate them using a box grater.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add olive oil. Saute the onion until they turn translucent for about 4 mins.Add minced garlic and cook for another minute. Next add boiled chick peas and chopped bok choy and mix well.

After 2-3 mins add the grated cauliflower and mix on high heat so that the moisture evaporates. Add pistachios , sunflower seeds and chilli flakes.High heat will remove the excess moisture and will not turn mushy.

Lastly add sea salt and stir in parsley .

Serve warm wholesome dish!!!

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Notes:
  • You can add Sundried tomatoes
  • You can add pine nuts and almonds as well
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ONION AND TOMATO TARTLETS

Looking for some bite size food ideas to please your family or guests ? Then you are at the right place. Today i will be sharing an easy and quick Onion and Tomato Tartlets that are eggless too. I have used a ready made puff pastry sheet. The Tartlets can be baked in just 20 -25 mins.My boys just loved it and i am sure your family and guests will love it too. This goes well with a hot cup of coffee or Masala Chai.Perfect in this cold weather.

As a part of the 75th #Foodiemonday  #Bloghop  theme #Bitesizefood  my contribution is this simple and quick Onion and Tomato Tartlets with a touch of Indian spices.

Recipe for Onion and Tomato Tartlets:

Ingredients:

Puff pastry Sheet -1 Packet

2 Onions finely chopped

20 Cherry Tomatoes Halved

1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds /Jeera

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

10 Cashews

Few Sprigs of Coriander finely chopped

Salt to taste

Method:

Take a heavy bottom pan. Add 1/2 tsp oil.Add cumin and cashews . Add the finely chopped onions and roast  until they turn golden brown.Add finely chopped coriander , garam masala and salt and  mix well.After the oil starts to leave the sides, switch off the flame.

Roll the puff pastry dough on a floured surface.You can cut it into desired shapes.I have cut it into small squares (bite size).Make a dent in the center and add the onion filling.Place the halved tomatoes on the top.

Preheat the oven at 200C. Place these tartlets and bake it for about 20-25 mins. Remove from the oven and serve hot with a hot cup of Coffee or Masala Chai.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!