Go away starch side dishes!!

I just wanted to share a couple different side dish options so you have something else besides corn and potatoes to fill your plate.

Mashed Caluliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • unsweetened almond milk

-Cut your cauliflower into pieces, bite size or bigger, and boil in a pot of water for about 5 minutes, or until softened enough to mash. Drain the cauliflower pieces and pat dry with a tea towel or paper towels- don’t let them cool. Put the cauliflower in a bowl and add cheese, butter, and garlic. Using a potato masher, mash everything together and slowly add some unsweetened almond milk (or cream) until it has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Serve still hot and watch people be amazed that they’re not mashed potatoes. 


Green Olive Deviled Eggs

  • 6-7 Hard boiled eggs
  • 9-10 Olives chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbls finely chopped capers
  • 4 Tbls mayo
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp olive juice from the olive jar
  • salt and pepper to taste

-Shell your hard boiled eggs. Cut in half and take the yolks out to mash in a bowl with a fork. Chop the olives, plus slice enough to garnish each egg with a slice of olive. Chop capers and add olives, capers, mayo, mustard, olive juice, salt and pepper to the yolks. Mix everything together well and spoon a scoop into each egg white half. Garnish with a slice of olive and dig in! 

Source: http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2013/04/green-olive-deviled-eggs.html


Sugar Free Cranberry sauce

  • 1 12oz bag fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Stevia
  • 30 drops Stevia extract

-In medium saucepan, bring cranberries, water, and Stevia to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the cranberries have popped. Remove from heat and stir in Stevia extract. Let cool in pan and transfer to a glass jar. Store in the fridge.

Source: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2010/11/remaining-low-carb-through-the-holidays-and-sugarfree-cranberry-sauce.html


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