Cauliflower Tabbuleh

Grain-Free+Colorful+ Herbacious Cauliflower Tabbuleh 

 I'll admit, I've been making Quinoa Tabbuleh for years as an alternative to the bulgur traditionally used. Since my obsession with cauliflower rice began a couple years ago I decided to try out really fine cauli rice as a sub for bulgar, the result, a delightfully crunchy cruciferous side dish to compliment any Mediterranean Style Meal you may be making.  For all the lovely ladies reading this! While I don't always steam the cauli rice, hence the crunchiness, in order to be conscious of goitrogens, found in cruciferous veggies, like cauliflower, kale, broccoli, cabbage, etc, which can be bad for our thyroid health, if this is going to make it in your regular routine or you're already healing a hypoactive thyroid, steaming the cauli rice for a minute or two will go a long way to make this better for you! You could also roast the cauliflower rice with a little olive oil and lemon juice @350 for 10 minutes if your oven is already on!

I'll admit, I've been making Quinoa Tabbuleh for years as an alternative to the bulgur traditionally used. Since my obsession with cauliflower rice began a couple years ago I decided to try out really fine cauli rice as a sub for bulgar, the result, a delightfully crunchy cruciferous side dish to compliment any Mediterranean Style Meal you may be making.

For all the lovely ladies reading this! While I don't always steam the cauli rice, hence the crunchiness, in order to be conscious of goitrogens, found in cruciferous veggies, like cauliflower, kale, broccoli, cabbage, etc, which can be bad for our thyroid health, if this is going to make it in your regular routine or you're already healing a hypoactive thyroid, steaming the cauli rice for a minute or two will go a long way to make this better for you! You could also roast the cauliflower rice with a little olive oil and lemon juice @350 for 10 minutes if your oven is already on!

  Ingredients   1 medium head of cauliflower  1/3 cup diced red onion  2 cups packed chopped parsley measured after chopping with leaves & stems  1/4 cup chopped mint leaves measured after chopping  1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves measured after chopping  1 garlic clove minced or crushed  1 cup or about 3 plum tomatoes chopped, if using vine tomatoes make sure to drain some of the liquid  2-3 small Persian cucumbers diced into small pieces  1 red bell pepper diced into small pieces  3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice one large lemon  4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  1/2 teaspoon allspice  1/2 teaspoon baharat* optional  1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes  Salt and pepper to taste  INSTRUCTIONS  Add cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse until desired size. A little smaller then 'packaged' cauli rice, but not quite cauli cous cous. You may need to do this in batches.  If you're going to cook your cauliflower (thyroid health!) steam or roast the cauliflower rice. See notes above. Let cool before mixing together.  Mix together the onions, parsley, mint, cilantro, garlic, tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, spices with the cauliflower. Toss to combine.  Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the top and sprinkle over the salt and red pepper flakes. Toss again until mixed well and serve immediately. Store up to 2-3 days in an air tight container.

Ingredients

1 medium head of cauliflower

1/3 cup diced red onion

2 cups packed chopped parsley measured after chopping with leaves & stems

1/4 cup chopped mint leaves measured after chopping

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves measured after chopping

1 garlic clove minced or crushed

1 cup or about 3 plum tomatoes chopped, if using vine tomatoes make sure to drain some of the liquid

2-3 small Persian cucumbers diced into small pieces

1 red bell pepper diced into small pieces

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice one large lemon

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon baharat* optional

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Add cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse until desired size. A little smaller then 'packaged' cauli rice, but not quite cauli cous cous. You may need to do this in batches.

If you're going to cook your cauliflower (thyroid health!) steam or roast the cauliflower rice. See notes above. Let cool before mixing together.

Mix together the onions, parsley, mint, cilantro, garlic, tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, spices with the cauliflower. Toss to combine.

Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil over the top and sprinkle over the salt and red pepper flakes. Toss again until mixed well and serve immediately. Store up to 2-3 days in an air tight container.

Reclaiming my Hormones

Reclaiming my Hormones

Women cycle monthly, and it affects our mood, the way we relate to the world and the way the world relates to us. What could you do if you could harness that intuitive feminine energy and power? Could you be limitless? I think so :) Helping other women eat for their cycle as a part of a holistic health plan is my passion. If you’re on hormonal birth control, there are things you should be doing to support your body to give it the extra help it needs. If you’re transitioning off the pill or another hormonal form of contraceptive to find your natural cycle, there is so much to do to ease the transition and give your body the best fighting chance to return to its natural rhythm.