2852. BROCCOLI BACON STIR FRY with MAPLE and TAMARI

1 teaspoon veggie oil
6 oz. bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 3/4 teaspoons cane sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon tamari
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced OR 1 tablespoon minced from jar
12 oz. broccoli, florets and stalks cut into 1/4-inch pieces
12 oz. cauliflower, florets and stalks cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Place a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the vegetable oil and sliced bacon to the pan and stir-fry until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes.

Sprinkle the sugar over the bacon and toss. Immediately and carefully add 1/4 teaspoon tamari and continue to stir-fry until the bacon is glazed, about 30 seconds. Transfer the bacon to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

Add the garlic and a pinch of salt to the drippings in the pan and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Then, add the cauliflower and broccoli pieces and cook until tender and crisp on the edges, perhaps 2 to 3 minutes.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar over the vegetables and toss to coat. Add 1 more tablespoon tamari and the candied bacon to the pot and stir thoroughly.

When the pan starts to look dry, reduce the heat to a simmer and finish off by stirring in the 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup. Cook for approximately 1 minute and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Allaina, 3 Munching Monkeys, May 7, 2011

Originally posted 2013-02-28 01:58:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2735. BACON SWEET POTATO POUTINE

serves two

1 sweet potato, cut lengthwise into preference sized french fries
6-8 strips of bacon, cut into 1 inches pieces
1 head of cauliflower, stem removed, cut into small florets
½ cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 shallot, thinly sliced
pinch of dried thyme
pinch of black pepper
pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon fat of choice
coconut oil spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut your sweet potato in half lengthwise, then slice the sweet potato into ½ inch strips then cut those in half. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and line sweet potatoes on it so they are not overlapping. Lightly spray sweet potatoes with coconut oil then top with a pinch of salt. Remove your stem from your cauliflower and roughly chop cauliflower into small florets. Cheese curd size will do. Place in a glass baking dish and drizzle a tablespoon or so of your fat of choice. Place cauliflower as well as sweet potatoes in the oven to cook for 20-25 minutes. (Your cauliflower may take longer). While the goodies are in the oven, add your diced bacon into a skillet over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon to break up the bacon and help cook on all sides. Once bacon is done cooking, remove from heat and remove bacon with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel. Pour excess bacon fat into a jar or can leaving 2 tablespoons behind in your skillet for the gravy. Place skillet back over low heat, add your coconut milk and almond butter then some thyme and black pepper. Let the coconut milk come to a slight boil then use your spoon to mix together and begin to cook down. Once the mixture begins to thicken, add your bacon back to the gravy and remove from heat. Once your sweet potatoes and cauliflower are done cooking, place in a bowl or on a plate, top with gravy, and devour!!

bacon recipe courtesy of: Juli, PaleOMG, March 5, 2012

Originally posted 2012-11-03 08:18:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2837. BEEF and BACON LO MEIN

yields four servings

1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
1/2 pound beef flank steak, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
1 medium carrot, cut into thin 2-inch strips
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 pound thin spaghetti, cooked and drained

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings. In the same skillet, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Remove beef and pan juices; keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, onion and ginger in remaining oil for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, water chestnuts and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; stir into vegetables. Stir in soy sauce and beef with pan juices. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in bacon and spaghetti.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Taste of Home, April/May 2002, p. 45

Originally posted 2013-02-13 01:18:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Low Calorie 5:2 Diet Friendly Cauliflower Cheese with #Bacon

Reblogged from http://www.london-unattached.com (see below for author info)

Gentle Food for a 5:2 Diet Fast – Low Calorie Cauliflower Cheese:

I have the tummy bug that is sweeping the country.  I’m not a good invalid and the internet has really not helped my cause one little bit.  Now instead of just sleeping off whatever hits me, I google.  And then I have a wildly creative interpretation of my symptoms.  A headache turns into a brain tumour, a stomach bug into acute appendicitis or a perforated ulcer and the aches and pains of a flu bug might just be arthritis.   Google should come with an illness search blocker.  Meanwhile, I am still following the 5:2 diet and the tummy bug messed up this week’s plans completely.  Although I was a bit hungry today,  I couldn’t face my normal fast day spicy food.  And actually I didn’t really want to leave the house either.  All would have been easy if I liked eggs – I’d have feasted on scrambled egg.  But, when my tum is a bit delicate eggs are pretty low on my own personal wish list.  Probably because my mother always used to try to serve them to us as children if we were poorly.

Creamy Cauliflower cheese with Bacon

I did have a cauliflower though.

And, thanks to my trip to Essex, some wonderful Wicks Manor Farm bacon.

The makings of a suitable invalid feast!

Low Calorie Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon 5:2 Friendly

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Serves
1

Prep time
15 minutes

Cook time
15 minutes

Total time
30 minutes

Allergy
Milk

Meal type
Lunch, Main Dish

Misc
Serve Hot

Ingredients

150ml 1% milk
1 thin slice Back Bacon
1/2 small Cauliflower
15g Lightest philadelphia
10g Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Cornflour
1 teaspoon Vegetable stock powder
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions

Step 1
Steam the Cauliflower until just al dente (about 10 minutes). If you prefer, break up into florettes and reduce the cooking time accordingly. Drain and put to one side

Step 2
Put most of the milk into a pan and start to heat through. Whisk the cornflour, philadelphia, stock powder, mustard and remaining milk together and then whisk into the milk-pan.

Step 3
Bring the mixture to the boil whisking all the time till it thickens just to double cream thickness. Meanwhile pre-heat the oven to 170c

Step 4
Put the cauliflower into a baking dish and pour over the sauce. Snip the bacon into 1cm pieces and scatter over the cauliflower. Top with the grated parmesan and put in the oven for 15 minutes.

Step 5
Serve

Note

This recipe can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the bacon and adding a little more cheese.

Now, some of the concepts of cooking for the 5:2 diet also make this dish work well as invalid food.  The cheese sauce has no butter or oil, a tiny amount of lightest philadelphia cream cheese and flavour is added with some very lean back bacon, mustard and vegetable stock powder.  That makes for a very light and easily digested dish.  It also means the dish is low calorie.

If I’d been feeling a little better I might have dressed this up with some chopped parsley or served it with a pretty salad.  But as it was, this was great comfort food.  Low hassle and low calorie.

5-2 Diet Cauliflower Cheese

What do you make for yourself as invalid food?

?

timthumbFiona Maclean is a London Marketing Consultant, Foodie and More. Writing for her chic city and owner of http://www.london-unattached.com where I reblogged this wonderful post from. Thanks to Triberr.com

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Low Calorie 5:2 Diet Friendly Cauliflower Cheese with #Bacon

Reblogged from http://www.london-unattached.com (see below for author info)

Gentle Food for a 5:2 Diet Fast – Low Calorie Cauliflower Cheese:

I have the tummy bug that is sweeping the country.  I’m not a good invalid and the internet has really not helped my cause one little bit.  Now instead of just sleeping off whatever hits me, I google.  And then I have a wildly creative interpretation of my symptoms.  A headache turns into a brain tumour, a stomach bug into acute appendicitis or a perforated ulcer and the aches and pains of a flu bug might just be arthritis.   Google should come with an illness search blocker.  Meanwhile, I am still following the 5:2 diet and the tummy bug messed up this week’s plans completely.  Although I was a bit hungry today,  I couldn’t face my normal fast day spicy food.  And actually I didn’t really want to leave the house either.  All would have been easy if I liked eggs – I’d have feasted on scrambled egg.  But, when my tum is a bit delicate eggs are pretty low on my own personal wish list.  Probably because my mother always used to try to serve them to us as children if we were poorly.

Creamy Cauliflower cheese with Bacon

I did have a cauliflower though.

And, thanks to my trip to Essex, some wonderful Wicks Manor Farm bacon.

The makings of a suitable invalid feast!

Low Calorie Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon 5:2 Friendly

print.pngPrint recipe

Print with main photo

Print text only

Low Calorie Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon 5:2 Friendly

Serves
1

Prep time
15 minutes

Cook time
15 minutes

Total time
30 minutes

Allergy
Milk

Meal type
Lunch, Main Dish

Misc
Serve Hot

Ingredients

150ml 1% milk
1 thin slice Back Bacon
1/2 small Cauliflower
15g Lightest philadelphia
10g Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Cornflour
1 teaspoon Vegetable stock powder
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions

Step 1
Steam the Cauliflower until just al dente (about 10 minutes). If you prefer, break up into florettes and reduce the cooking time accordingly. Drain and put to one side

Step 2
Put most of the milk into a pan and start to heat through. Whisk the cornflour, philadelphia, stock powder, mustard and remaining milk together and then whisk into the milk-pan.

Step 3
Bring the mixture to the boil whisking all the time till it thickens just to double cream thickness. Meanwhile pre-heat the oven to 170c

Step 4
Put the cauliflower into a baking dish and pour over the sauce. Snip the bacon into 1cm pieces and scatter over the cauliflower. Top with the grated parmesan and put in the oven for 15 minutes.

Step 5
Serve

Note

This recipe can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the bacon and adding a little more cheese.

Now, some of the concepts of cooking for the 5:2 diet also make this dish work well as invalid food.  The cheese sauce has no butter or oil, a tiny amount of lightest philadelphia cream cheese and flavour is added with some very lean back bacon, mustard and vegetable stock powder.  That makes for a very light and easily digested dish.  It also means the dish is low calorie.

If I’d been feeling a little better I might have dressed this up with some chopped parsley or served it with a pretty salad.  But as it was, this was great comfort food.  Low hassle and low calorie.

5-2 Diet Cauliflower Cheese

What do you make for yourself as invalid food?

?

timthumbFiona Maclean is a London Marketing Consultant, Foodie and More. Writing for her chic city and owner of http://www.london-unattached.com where I reblogged this wonderful post from. Thanks to Triberr.com

Related articles

Roasted Cauliflower & Goat Cheese Soup (bewhatwelove.wordpress.com)
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese (girlfriendscoffeehour.com)
Cauliflower Casserole – The Exceptional EA in the Kitchen (exceptionalea.com)
Sunday Night Gluten-Free Cauliflower Cheese (tabithasglutenfreedishes.com)
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese (theperkyprimal.wordpress.com)
Twice-Cooked Greek Cauliflower Recipe with Feta, Green Onions, and Dill (kalynskitchen.com)

The post Low Calorie 5:2 Diet Friendly Cauliflower Cheese with #Bacon appeared first on BACON PORN.

Pan Roasted Scallop dish with Cauliflower Puree, Bacon Crumble and Tarragon Basil Pesto

Pan Roasted Scallops with Bacon Crumble, Cauliflower Puree and Tarragon Basil Pesto OilPosted on October 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM This dish looks hard to make, but it’s really quite simple. Cook the bacon, puree the cauliflower and make the pesto ahead of time so you have the time to focus on perfectly cooking those scallops.

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2951. DOUBLE BAKED SOUFFLE with CAULIFLOWER and BACON

serves four?

1/3 cup diced bacon?
1 cup cauliflower florets?
1 cup water?
80 grams butter?
½ cup plain flour?
1 cup milk?
¼ cup thickened cream?
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese?
1 teaspoon nutmeg?
4 eggs separated?
1½ cups thickened cream?
extra parmesan cheese

Sauté bacon for 1 minute before adding cauliflower and a cup of water. Simmer until cauliflower tender. Blend mixture to desired texture and set aside. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add the flour, cook, stirring until thickens. Gradually add the milk stirring continuously. Add cauliflower mixture. Stir in thickened cream and parmesan. Allow to cool before adding egg yolks. In a separate bowl whisk egg whites until they form peaks. Use a large metal spoon to fold into cauliflower mixture. This will blend better if one spoon is folded initially followed by the rest of the whites. Prepare 6 dariole moulds by greasing thoroughly with butter. Spoon mixture into each mould up to the top and place in a large baking dish. Fill dish with water to half way up the molds. Bake in oven, which has been preheated to 200 degrees (180 fan-forced), for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Approximately 20 minutes prior to serving, pour ¼ cup of cream over each soufflé, sprinkle with cheese and return to the oven for around 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool before turning out onto individual gratin dishes. Set aside until half an hour before serving.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Come Dine With Me/Australia; LifeStyle.com, GPO Box 2692, Sydney NSW 1044, Australia