This week I purchased 100 pounds of food (protein items like canned tuna, chicken, salmon, peanut butter, beef chili etc) for the food bank, to honor having lost 100 pounds from my high weight. Here is what 100 pounds of food looks like:
This week also was the start of Hanukah - and I really wanted to make some potato latkes, as I usually do - but I also didn't want to eat greasy potato stomach bombs. The solution I came up with? Cauliflower latkes!
1 head cauliflower
1/4 cup instant mashed potatoes
1/2 onion, chopped finely
Salt and Pepper
Cut the cauliflower into florets and place in microwave safe dish with 1/4 c of water - cover and microwave on high for 7 minutes, or until tender
Add the chopped onion to the bowl with the cauliflower and mash roughly - leave some chunks, you don't want it too smooth.
Let cool a bit then add the 3 eggs, beaten and salt and pepper
Heat some peanut oil in a saute or fry pan over medium high heat and fry 1/4 cup scoops of the mix, flattening slightly after you dump them into the pan.. Cook until well browned, flip, cook the other side until browned, then remove to a plate covered with several layers of paper towels.
Keep warm in 150 degree oven while you finish frying the remainder of the batter.
Serve with applesauce and sour cream.
I don't know the total carb count for these, but the potatoes are the carbiest part of the recipe and 1/4 cup has a total of 19 carbs. I served this with pot roast and could only eat 2 pancakes (recipe made 16), so I wasn't too worried about overindulging in carbohydrates!
For dessert, since my new nonstick donut pan arrived in the mail this week, I made a batch of protein donuts, (recipe from theworldaccordingtoeggface.com) , and they actually are very delicious and useful to have in the freezer for a quick and legal treat when the Christmas Cookies start calling my name...