Paleo/Primal Mac and Cheese: Cauliflower

April 12, 2013 in Blog, Recipe by MaMa Bear

I was craving some good old Mac and Cheese the other night and was wondering how I would be able to satisfy that craving with out using grain. So I stated to adapt what I could eat and here is my recipe for Mac and Cheese.

Paleo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Paleo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Be forewarned it does call for goat cheese so it might not adhere to a strict Paleo/Primal diet that calls for no dairy.

But some times we just have to splurge.

You will find I have substituted cow dairy for goat dairy in many of my recipes. Goat Cheese seems to be more digestible for many, compared to dairy from cows.

 

Mac and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large raw organic head cauliflower, cut into small florets

Fat to crease dish

½ cup organic coconut cream

1 Tsp mustard

1 ½ cups shredded  raw grass fed organic goat cheddar cheese, plus ½ cup for topping casserole

¼ Tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder or one glove of fresh organic garlic

An 8X8 inch baking dish
Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Grease the baking dish with fat (lard, coconut oil……)

Steam the cauliflower or if no steamer cook cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp-tender, about 5-10 minutes. Drain well and pat between several layers of paper towels to dry. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking dish and set aside.

Over Med. heat bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan, and whisk in the cream cheese and mustard until smooth. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, pepper and garlic and whisk just until the cheese melts, about 1 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly hot, about 15-20 minutes

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to be continued….

MaMa Bear

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