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!