Body Ecology Diet, cauliflower, gluten free, grain free, SCD, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, spinach, turnips, vegan
I secretly love Mondays. It’s a new start. You’ve got the entire week to make amazing things happen!
I also love Sunday nights:) I go to church on Sunday nights, so when I come home, I love relaxing and going to bed early. Haha … how old am I?? Sheesh :)
Here’s what I had for dinner last night…Oh boy…sheer goodness! I was really craving potato chips! But as you know…potatoes are a “no no” on the Specific Carb Diet…so I racked my brain, and *ding ding ding!*….TURNIPS!
And to keep it healthy and filling, I made a delicious cauliflower and spinach dip. I loved it. Disclaimer…you have to like spinach, but I absolutely gobbled it up!
And it’s gluten free, vegan & Body Ecology Diet friendly! **Update: I just learned that turnips have actually been moved to the “illegal list” for the Specific Carb Diet! I apologize for this confusion!
Here’s what you need:
2 turnips, sliced thin on a mandoline
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 3/4 cups cauliflower, steamed
1 cup spinach
2 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Carefully, slice your scrubbed turnips on the mandoline. Place the rounds in a single layer on 2 tin-foil-lined, olive-oil-sprayed baking sheets. Spritz them with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping half way through.
Meanwhile, steam your cauliflower until tender. Combine it with your spinach, dijon, salt, and pepper in your food processor, and process until smooth.
To plate, serve a dollop of your cauliflower/spinach dip with your chips, and garnish with sliced tomatoes.
This meal really hit the spot! I was really craving chips, and on the Specific Carb Diet, chips, or anything “carby” is illegal. So when I was able to create that satisfying crunch, and carb-like texture, I was ecstatic!
And then cauli-spinach dip was wonderful. I loved the tangy-zesty-zip from the dijon mustard. I will be honest of you…you have to like spinach for this to float your boat. But I do, and I thought it rocked! :) It would also make a good sandwich spread.
What are you looking forward to this week? I have a big audition tomorrow night, so I may not be able to post, but I’ll be back for sure on Thursday! See you then!
mary collar said:
How exotic and creative to make potato chips out of turnips. Score another one for GFHT !!! You always amaze me!
Thanks mom. These chips have been on my bucket list since Christmas. Finally gotten around to making them. Love you so much. Goodnight
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These look tasty, but did you know that turnips are actually an illegal food on the SCD? I’m sure if you’re far enough in your healing, they may be okay for some people, especially because they used to be legal and were moved to the illegal list in 2002.
Hi Alisa! Gosh thank you so much for this heads up! I knew parsnips were a “no no” but I was not aware of turnips! I’ll amend this right away! thanks for stopping by! have a great night!
No worries! Take care :)
Anna @ The Guiltless Life said:
Such good timing! I can have these on my detox and I bought 4 turnips to make a root veg stew and used only 2 of them for the stew – totally forgot I had 4 – so now I have 2 turnips sitting in my fridge with nothing to do with them! Thank you!
Awesome! Thanks Anna! ooh that stew sounds lovely! Glad you stopped by! Enjoy your afternoon!
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