Saturday, December 21, 2013

Paleo Chicken Alfredo

1 head of cauliflower, cut and florets steamed so they are very tender
unsweetened coconut milk as needed
2-3 cloves garlic minced (more per your taste)
2 green onions diced
A few dashes pepper, garlic powder and onion powder
2 cooked chicken breast diced, I like to season with Mrs. Dash Southwest or Extra Spicy before baking or grilling, cook to Just short of being done and then dice
1 package Daiya mozzarella (vegan)
2 Tbsp melted Organic unsalted butter (more can be used up to 3 Tbsp total for ultimate flavor)

Optional- GF spaghetti or fettuccine if you allow it on weekends or special days
Optional- A few dashes of Parmesan if you follow a low fat diet but not a strict Paleo diet, or for a great "cheat" meal without the Gluten or fat.

In a food processor or Blender mix, cauliflower, green onion, mozzarella cheese, fresh garlic, a few dashes of pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and coconut milk as needed so it will smooth out you want mashed potato consistency, do not over mix or add to much milk.  Add a little at a time so you do not end up with a runny mess.  Start with about 1/2 cup of milk. 

Blend or process the cauliflower in about two batches.

When all ingredients are smooth like mashed potatoes, pour half of the mixture into an 8x8 well sprayed dish

Add the chicken, mix well, add remaining cauliflower mix and stir, even it out from edge to edge and bake.  If using a small amount of parmesan add now and stir, or set aside to add to the kid's plates or the non-paleo plates

If using GF pasta cook according to package directions

This is a very thick "Sauce".  You can serve as squares, but it can also be served as sauce over chicken, pasta, pork, tilapia, steamed veggies, baked potatoes, etc.  It is very versatile.  I don't mind eating it by itself "in the form of a square like lasagna, but some may think it is too thick and creamy, simply cut a smaller portion, stir it up and serve over anything as a sauce.   Delicious

This can also be used to make a Crab Spinach and Artichoke dip, or any variation of the three items.  Omit chicken

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