Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cauliflower Scrambled Pancake Eggs? It's Pankeggs!

     In my quest to perfect the flourless cauliflower breakfast pancake, I came across something else, something almost as equally delicious... Cauliflower scrambled pancakes!  They're delicious!  They taste just like pancakes, but with all the nutrition and looks of scrambled eggs, plus hidden veggies!  I drizzled mine with some SF pancake syrup to complete the experience :)


  • 12 oz steamed cauliflower
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp pure stevia extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Blend all ingredients EXCEPT apple cider vinegar until smooth.  Do not add vinegar until you are ready to cook the pankeggs.  Heat your stove to med/high and fry them up just like you would scrambled eggs.


  • These give off a lot of water while they cook due to the cauliflower.  You can either eat them a bit moister than normal eggs, or cook the heck out of them!
  • Do not be alarmed that they are turning brown.  They are not burnt.
  • I don't know why I put ACV in them.  I don't know what will happen if you leave it out.  I just like ACV.  If you/I try it without, please report back :)
Question of the Day:
  • What cauliflower creation would you like to see next?  Any suggestions would be great; I'll do as many as I can!
  • Also: any suggestions on how to make a flourless cauliflower pancake stick together and be flipped?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cauliflower Cake Batter Ice Cream

     Cake batter and ice cream.  The antithesis of healthy treats.  Or are they?  Last night, I made a version of this creamy devil with cauliflower, and it turned out great!  The cauliflower gives it a rich creaminess without the fat of heavy cream, and the addition of real cake mix gives it an authentic flavor.  It's vegan and sugar-free, too, if you use sugar free cake mix.


  • 12 oz steamed and chilled cauliflower
  • 2 c almond milk
  • 1/3 c cake mix
  • 1 tsp butter extract (This is a thing.  It is vegan)
  • 1/4 tsp pure stevia extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix (other blenders should work as well)
  • blend until smooth
  • Follow your ice cream maker's instructions to turn it into ice cream
  • If you do not have an ice cream maker you can freeze your blended mixture in an ice cube tray and then blend it in the Vitamix.  I do not know if another blender will do this for you, I have not tried it.  It won't be as rich and creamy this way, but it will still be delicious! 
  • Perhaps you could freeze half of this mixture and make a milkshake?
  • The baking soda brings out the flavors.  It doesn't make it taste weird.
  • Recipe yields about 3.5 cups
Question of the Day:

         What's your favorite type of ice cream?  And do you think anybody really eats only 1/2 a cup?  I want at least 8 oz of ice cream, especially cookies n' cream.  I'm pretty sure that's my favorite.  Oh, and Moose Tracks.  Mmmmmm.... Moose Tracks.....

Cauliflower PB Frosting Variation: PB&J Mousse!

      I love strawberries.  I always keep one those 6-pound Costco bags of 'em in the freezer.  This morning I decided to throw some into my PB frosting.  It was uber-yum!  I also turned this frosting into more of a mousse with the addition of extra liquid.  This would be a great breakfast, dessert, or snack!


  • 12 oz steamed and chilled cauliflower
  • 5 oz frozen strawberries
  • 3 tbsp powdered peanut butter, such as PB2
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup (I used Hershey's Sugar-Free)
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated stevia, or <1/4 tsp of pure extract
  • 1/4 c of liquid (I used SF raspberry syrup)
  • Combine all ingredients in the Vitamix (other blenders would most likely suffice).
  • Blend until smooth.
Question of the Day:

          Do you like PB&J?  I love this combination.  When I was younger, I was addicted to Smucker's Uncrustables.  Knowing they are so bad for you, though, I like to make healthy alternatives.  I often will put PB2 and strawberries in my smoothies, along with some cereal, and it feels like I'm drinking a sandwich!  I'll have to try this in a pita.  I need one those sandwich press things that makes Uncrustables :)
What's your favorite food duo?

Peanut Butter Frosting Made of Cauliflower

     For lunch today I steamed a bag of cauliflower in the microwave.  I prepared to put butter and parmesan on it, like usual, but I really wanted something sweet.  Then inspiration struck!  Peanut Butter Frosting!  I took out the Vitamix, dumped in a few ingredients, and, voila, healthy, tasty PB Frosting!

  • 12 oz steamed cauliflower, warm or chilled (not super hot)
  • 1/4 c powdered PB, such as PB2
  • 1/3 c pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated stevia
  • Combine all ingredients in the Vitamix (other blenders would probably work).
  • Blend until smooth.
  • I don't know why I used pumpkin.  I just really like pumpkin and get the urge to put it in everything.  It would probably work if you omit it, but I'm not sure.
  • This in itself is a versatile recipe.  It can be used as frosting, mousse, pudding, spread, toppings.  A bit of liquid such as almond milk or even water can be used to thin it out in order to adapt it to your liking.

Question of the Day:
         Do you have a sweet tooth?  I have a major sweet tooth!  I eat healthified desserts all day long!  My newest obsession is Quest Bars.  Have you tried them?  They are so delicious!  My favorite flavor is Chocolate Peanut Butter.  I also really like Banana Nut Muffin.  I just wish those bars weren't so darn expensive :(