Biscuits and gravy that are not made with heavy cream? It can happen!
We’re in the thick of winter and all I’m craving is comfort foods. I’ve never made biscuits and gravy at home because I think it’s best not to research how much cream and fat go into some of my favorite diner dishes. But I think I was able to successfully health-ify this dish!
As evident by my other recipes, I love using cauliflower and chicken stock to thicken sauces and give a creamy quality. I used this technique to make a country gravy that is way more health conscious than the traditional version. Plus adding chicken sausage adds a lot of flavor with less fat than pork sausage.
This recipe is incredibly fast and easy. Now I was totally lazy and used one of those cans of biscuits. Sausage gravy with no cream = we’re allowed to have biscuits, and sometimes it’s ok to take the easy route.
When I think of risotto, I think labor intensive but worth the commitment to the stove. I’ve been using riced cauliflower and broccoli to replace carbs recently and I really wanted a rich, creamy side dish to go with salmon. Risotto was the first thing that came to my mind, but I wanted something that wouldn’t be so heavy.
Turns out, you can make riced cauliflower taste alarmingly like risotto! And in a fraction of the time. So much so that my husband actually thought it was risotto.
This would go well with chicken or any seafood really. I paired it with a simple, steamed salmon. Variations of this will certainly make it into my regular rotation!
Confession: I am officially obsessed with my Instant Pot. Dinner has never been easier plus you can get other things done while it does it’s thing! I want to cook everything I possibly can in this thing.
For some reason, I had not been buying chicken drumsticks. I was looking to have something other than chicken breasts and I noticed how cheap the drumsticks are! Less than $5 for organic ones! Plus, the dark meat is a lot more forgiving from overcooking.
What’s a better way to start off the new year than a healthy breakfast like avocado toast? And what’s better than avocado toast than a portable version that can be made ahead of time and is also low carb?
Not going to lie, I’m not a huge raw kale fan. It can be so fibrous and seems to take forever to chew. So I’ve never been big on using kale for salads. However, I do like sautéed kale, and it’s cold out, so I decided to make a wilted kale salad.