Cauliflowers were 98c last week so I stocked up on a few and now have to come up with some interesting paleo / primal -ized recipes. I love cauliflower cheese – such a warming, comforting dish for winter. However, the roué for the white sauce is made with plain flour and obviously not grain free. I did try once to make a roue with arrowroot / tapioca starch however that would probably go down as my all time paleo ‘fail’ – it was like a weird stringy glue – not good, not good at all!
This time I have seriously simplified Cauliflower Cheese by blitzing up some cottage cheese and eggs and pouring it over the cauliflower. I love easy, few ingredient dishes – they are the best!
. 1/2 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed until just tender
. 3/4 cup of cottage cheese
. 2 free range eggs, organic if possible
. nutmeg, to sprinkle
. salt, optional (the cottage cheese can be salty so use your discretion here)
1. Place steamed cauliflower into ovenproof casserole dish
2. Blitz cottage cheese, eggs, salt and pepper in blender and pour over cauliflower
3. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg and place into oven at 200 dc for 25 – 30 minutes until lightly browned
This was a very easy and gluten free alternative to the standard cauliflower cheese. The kids absolutely yummed it down and I enjoyed it too. I must say though, not quite as good as the original with full fat cheese sauce but great for a gluten free, low carb and low fat alternative!