- 2 cups cauliflower (finely chopped cooked)
- 2/3 cups Italian seasoned oat flour (steal cut oats in a blender till it makes a “flour” like substance and add in garlic powder, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes)
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 13 large eggs (egg whites work too)
1. To prepare the cauliflower, first steam florets until soft. Then either finely chop with a knife, or pulse a few times in a food processor until it resembles large course crumbs.
2. Add the chopped cauliflower, oatflour, cheese and 1 egg into a large mixing bowl. Mix with a large spoon until everything is combined.
3. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease (save on grease and use cupcake cups the muffin tins of a muffin pan. Add about 1/4 cup of cauliflower mixture to each muffin tin. Use hands to compact the mixture and push it evenly down into the tin so that it fills about half of the tin. Bake for about 20 minutes until hash is a golden brown and the top and edges appear crispy.
4. Remove hash from oven. Break an egg onto each cup, removing about 1/2 of the egg white (so only half the egg white and the egg yolk goes onto each hash cup.) You can use remaining leftover egg whites for another recipe/meal. Place back in oven and bake for another 6-10 minutes until eggs reach desired doneness. You can hover over the oven during this time and turn on your oven light to check on the eggs.
5. Let egg cups cool a few minutes before removing. Use a small spatula to loosen the sides and remove each cup. Eat while warm.
May time low sugar recipes substitute honey or pure maple syrup for the sugar to have a more natural sweet taste. Personally I prefer the taste of maple syrup over honey to begin with but was curious which one was actually “better for you”. If you have the time here is the article:
If you want the cliff notes-
Maple Syrup Key take aways:
- 1 cup= 840 calories,
- 1 cup= 216 g of carbohydrates, 192 g are from sugars
- Maple syrup contains more minerals than honey. Maple syrup has considerably more calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and copper per serving than honey.
Honey Key take aways:
- 1 cup= 1,031 calories
- 1 cup= 279 g of carbohydrates, 278 g are from sugars
- Honey contains more vitamins than maple syrup.
Ingredients Serves 4 to 6
- 1 large head of cabbage (green, Napa, radiccio, whatever!)
- 1/4 lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
- 2 c. cooked French green lentils
- 1 c. cooked brown rice
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/2- to 1-inch ginger, grated
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- black pepper
- 4 green onions (scallions), chopped
- 1 c. cilantro, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Remove 12 large outer leaves from the heads of cabbage. Remove the core, and chop remaining cabbage leaves very finely.
- In a large bowl, mix the chopped cabbage, mushrooms, lentils, rice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, a generous sprinkling of black pepper, scallions, and cilantro.
- Lay a cabbage leaf down with the cup side up and stem side closest to you. Scoop enough of the lentil-veggies mixture into the stem end of the cabbage leaf, filling the cabbage cup about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way. If you can, fold the sides in, roll up the leaf, and place the roll (seam side down) in a large baking dish (Using regular green cabbage, and not the napa cabbage, I wasn’t able to do this as neatly and successfully as Ms. Durand, but it worked out fine). Repeat with remaining cabbage leaves and lentil-veggies mixture, placing approximately 2 rows (containing 6 rolls each) in the dish. Tuck leftover mixture (if any) between the cabbage rolls to bake with them, or reserve for mixing with some lettuce (or eating as a salad on its own).
- Pour Asian Sauce evenly over the rolls. Do ahead: Rolls can be prepared up to this point, then covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours. If you prefer to freeze this dish, place it in the freezer before adding the Asian Sauce to allow rolls to freeze completely; then remove from dish, and stack in freezer bag. To bake, thaw the frozen rolls in the refrigerator overnight, transfer to a baking dish, pour the sauce over them, and bake as directed below.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot, with any pan drippings drizzled over the rolls.
This was definitely enough sauce to flavor the rolls. However, there was not much left in the way of “pan juices,” so if you happen to want pan juices to drizzle over the rolls, double the recipe below.
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar (I used white wine vinegar)
- 1/3 c. broth (veggie, bean, chicken, or water)
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. hot Asian chili sauce (sriracha or sambal oelek)
Whisk all ingredients in small bowl until sugar has dissolved completely.