What do you get when you put together love, healthy recipes and our sweet FNE grads? An INCREDIBLE, delicious must make recipe that will have your date coming back for seconds:)
Today we are super PUMPED to feature a recipe from one of the fab graduates from our Fitness & Nutrition Expert Program – the incredible Liz!
Liz started the Fitness & Nutrition Expert program with us in September 2015 and her passion for health, love and inspiring others literally made our hearts swell with pride.
She is now owner / operator of her own business, Honestly Social, and opening her new health biz, creates her own schedule and still has time to hike and explore the beautiful outdoors of Vancouver, BC .
We asked her to share a little about how her life has changed in the last little bit before we get into her yummy recipe:
“Through the FNE program I was able to develop of strong sense of self empowerment and community, and gained the knowledge and tools to spread the healthy love far and wide. Not only am I the best version of myself, I am a source of positive vibes for those around me. I now have the insights on how to create a life I don’t need a vacation from and inspire others to do the same.
Since completing the FNE program, I have launched a social media marketing business for heart-centered entrepreneurs called Honestly Social, AND I am working towards launching a second business in September 2017, which will encompass life coaching, accountability coaching, wellness and nutrition programs and adventure retreats! When you complete the FNE program you feel like you’re part of the FIT CHICKS family, and that you have the unwavering support of Laura, Amanda and the rest of the graduates to take on your wildest dreams!”
Ok…enough from us! Let’s get to food and LOVE….Liz, take it away!
2nd Date “Cauliflower Bowl” Recipe by Liz Hammond
“What IS this?!” asked my date, as he expressed satisfaction and confusion with every bite.
I grinned, and replied, “You have three guesses. Go!”
“Couscous? Rice? Quinoa?” he questioned.
“Nope!” I said confidently. Perhaps a little too confidently, as I could tell I’d impressed him with my cooking skills.
“Well then WHAT is it?!” he urged.
“Cauliflower!” I squealed with delight, and proceeded to tell him all the delicious, organic, ingredients in his bowl.
Is your first “come over to my apartment, and I’ll cook you dinner” date just around the corner? Have you frantically scrolled through Pinterest in search of an impressive, “I tried but not too hard” date night recipe?
This inexpensive, quick to make, complete in 3 recipe will no doubt have your date asking for seconds … #DamnThisGirlCanCook
2nd Date Cauliflower Bowl
Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3, 2 cups per serving Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian Nutrition: 288 calories, 20g fat, 13g protein, 24g carbs
1 head of organic cauliflower
2 cups of organic black kale, finely chopped
1 roma tomato, diced
1 medium avocado, chopped
2 tbsp of coconut oil
50g of Chevrai soft unripened goat cheese
2 lemon slices
1 tsp of cumin
Sprinkle of chopped parsley to garnish
Supplies: 1 large sauté pan, 1 medium sauté pan, 2 medium mixing bowls, wooden spoon, measuring spoons and cups, knife, cutting board, 2 serving bowls, and wine.
1. Pour yourself a glass of wine. Wash all veggies.
2. Cut up head of cauliflower into quarters. Slice away tough middle. Cut into small florets. Place 1 cup of chopped cauliflower in blender or food processor. Blend until rice like consistency. Remove and place into bowl. Repeat, adding 1 cup of cauliflower at a time, until all is blended.
3. Mix avocado, tomato and 1/2 tsp of cumin into second bowl. Sip wine. Mix kale and 1/2 tsp of cumin into cauliflower bowl.
4. Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in each sauté pan over medium heat.
5. Add the avocado and tomato mix to the medium pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Add the cauliflower and kale mix to the large pan. Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 – 8 minutes or until cauliflower is as tender and kale is soft.
6. Add the avocado, tomato and goat cheese to the cauliflower and kale. Mix well. Sip wine, and cook for another 5 minutes over low heat.
7. Transfer 2 cups of final dish into each serving bowl. Garnish dish with lemon wedge and parsley. Finish wine. Fix hair, and serve with a smile. 8. Watch your date savor their first bite, then proceed to planning your second date 😉
Want more protein? Add sautéed organic chicken breast.
Can’t have dairy? Sub the goats cheese for tofu to make it a vegan dish. Sub the parsley for cilantro and lemon for lime.
Kale provides an excellent source of vitamins B6 and C, carotenes, and manganese. It is also a very good source of vitamins B1, B2, and E, fiber, iron, copper, and calcium. Limiting “white stuff” is one of the best ways to feel and look your best! White rice has had the fibre stripped from it and all that’s left is little sugar bombs! With the exception of cauliflower, (and some dairy if you can tolerate it) white is not right! (FIT CHICKS, 2016)