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Roasted Cauliflower Lasagne

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  • 8 cups cauliflower florets (from 1 head cauliflower; about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for coating the lasagna noodles
  • Salt
  • One 28-ounce can no-salt added whole plum tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic, 4 sliced and 1 chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat lasagne sheets (about 10 sheets)
  • 1 cup light ricotta
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup shredded light mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, or vegetarian alternative
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

Preheat the oven to 220°C.

Toss the cauliflower in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread the florets in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast, tossing once, until tender and golden brown in spots, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool slightly.

Put the tomatoes in a medium bowl and use your hands to crush them. Rinse the can with 1 1/2 cups water and add it to the bowl of tomatoes.

Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil with 4 cloves sliced garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small Dutch oven over medium heat until the garlic begins to sizzle and becomes aromatic, about 2 minutes. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir to incorporate, about 30 seconds. Add the crushed tomatoes with their juice and 4 large leaves of basil. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, about 40 minutes. You should have about 3 3/4 cups of sauce.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop the lasagna noodles one at a time into the pot. Cook according to the package directions until al dente. Drain the noodles in a colander. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons oil to the noodles, tossing to coat to prevent them from sticking, and drape over the side of a large bowl.

Combine the ricotta, egg, 1 1/2 cups of the roasted cauliflower and 1 chopped clove garlic in a food processor and pulse until evenly pureed. Tear the remaining basil into small pieces, add to the food processor and pulse 3 to 4 more times to chop the basil finely, but not puree. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.

Assemble the lasagna: Spread a thin layer of sauce (around 1/4 cup) on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Lay 4 of the noodles on the bottom, without overlapping, cutting to fit, if necessary. Spread with half of the cauliflower-ricotta mixture, followed by half of the roasted cauliflower, one-third of the tomato sauce, one-third of the mozzarella and one-third of the Parmesan. Loosely fit 3 more noodles on top of the cheese without overlapping. Spread with the remaining cauliflower-ricotta mixture, followed by the remaining roasted cauliflower, one-third more of the tomato sauce, one-third more of the mozzarella and one-third more of the Parmesan. Top with the remaining 4 lasagna noodles, cutting just to fit. Then add the remaining tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover with foil and bake until bubbly and hot, about 20 minutes. Remove the foil and cook until the cheese begins to brown, about 10 minutes more. Allow to rest for 10 minutes so the lasagna will cut more easily. Garnish with the parsley.

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Breakfast

Plantain Omelette

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Plantain Omelette Ingredients

  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 frankfurter (Satis)
  • ½ a tomato
  • ½ an onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons green peas
  • A few leaves leafy vegetables
  • Vegetable oil
  • Habanero pepper (optional)

More information about the ingredients

  1. For best results, use ripe but firm plantains.
  2. These leafy vegetables work well with this recipe: Ugu, Spinach and Scent leaves.

Before you prepare Plantain Pie

  1. Peel and slice the plantain into thin discs (see video). Fry till golden and set aside.
  2. Slice the onions, habanero pepper (if using it) and the leafy vegetables. Cut the frankfurter and tomato into small pieces. See the video to see how I cut mine.
  3. Break the eggs, beat, add the salt and mix very well.

Directions

  1. Fry the onions in a small quantity of vegetable oil for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomato, frankfurters and green peas and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the result into the egg, add the sliced leaf vegetables and stir.
  4. Heat a small quantity of vegetable oil and pour the egg mix from step 3 into the pan such that the mix is well spread out to cover the pan.
  5. Reduce the heat to very low and once the edge of the omelette cakes, lay the fried plantains flat on the omelette to cover it.
  6. Shake your frying pan from time to time and once the plantain omelette cakes all over, gently transfer it to a flat plate, see video.

Slice up like pizza and enjoy with other breakfast dishes.

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Chorizo Breakfast Tacos with Potato Hash and Eggs

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Prep 10 m

  • Cook 8 m

  • Ready In 18 m

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add potatoes, onion, garlic powder, and onion powder to one side of the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Add chorizo sausage on the other side of the skillet and saute, breaking up with the back of a spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn over the potatoes after a couple of minutes so they get brown on both sides.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, 1 tablespoon cilantro, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Reduce heat and pour egg mixture into the skillet. Stir eggs until they are very softly set, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread out warmed tortillas and divide potato, chorizo, and egg mixture among them. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro. Top with Cheddar cheese and salsa.
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Sweet Plantain Hash & Eggs

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Hash Plantain and Eggs Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings -4
Calories286 kcal
AuthorImma
Ingredients
  • 1/3- cup vegetable oil or more
  • 3 -4 large ripe plantains
  • 2 cups black beans sub sausage
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 small bell Pepper diced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin optional
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons bouillon powder optional
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 3-4 Large Eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees F
  2. Using a sharp knife cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains.
  3. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain; peel only as deep as the peel.
  4. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back. Dice plantains (medium to large dice or cut according to preference.
  5. Frying Method
  6. Heat up a large skillet or cast iron with oil up to ¼ inch- medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  7. Fry the plantain in batches, turning once, until lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan (it will make the plantains to be soggy and absorb excess oil)
  8. Use a slotted spoon, transfer the fried plantains and drain on paper towels.
  9. Baking method
  10. Spray a baking sheet and place plantains on them in a single layer; spray lightly over the plantains using the canola oil spray and bake at 400 degrees F, turning plantains frequently – for about 12 -20 minutes or till plantains turn slightly brown.
  11. Plantain Hash
  12. Next add about ¼ cup or more oil in a skillet followed by onions, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne, sweat for about a minute.
  13. Then add bell pepper, diced tomatoes, bring to a simmer, and add beans bouillon powder and cayenne pepper
  14. Cook for about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning burn. Adjust for seasoning, and then sprinkle with parsley.
  15. Crack about 3-4 eggs or more over the top of the hash in different spots. Add a little extra salt and pepper to the eggs if you wish. Place the skillet in the preheated oven on the top rack and bake at 400 degrees F or until the eggs are cooked to preference
  16. Remove from oven, transfer to a plate and serve with more hash plantains, avocados and/or bread.

Sweet Plantain hash & eggs   – A delicious skillet breakfast Casserole that is brimming with flavor and packed full of protein!  Beans and eggs.  Make it for lunch and dinner too!  Great Anytime.

Sweet Plantain Hash & Eggs

You know what? I just can’t get out of my breakfast rut. I can count how many meals I make just using ONE hand alone.

Um.. Embarrassing, especially for a person who’s always cooking.

Believe me, I have tried and it’s hard to get out of a routine  when you are press for time.

Sweet Plantain Hash & Eggs

But tell you what; on the weekends it’s another ball game – I   eagerly await-dreaming up new flavors to try out especially for breakfast.

It sets the tone for the rest of the weekend and keeps me in good spirits.

Hash Plantain and Egg

This here, is Hash plantain made with  beans, bell pepper (might I add, abundantly available this time of the year) tomatoes and other spice mix, then top with eggs.

The best part about this incredibly flavorful, hearty and filling, nutritious, paleo breakfast and is that is topped with fried eggs. And it’s just visually appealing.

Sweet Plantain Hash & Eggs

I enjoyed eating this plantain hash so much that I had it for lunch too! And then made another set for my brother to pick up.And he totally fell in love with it.

You can crack as many eggs into the pan as you want and cook them until they are cooked to your taste. Or just fry the eggs and place on top of the hash either way works beautifully.

Serve with extra plantains or bread and avocado and or hot sauce

Notes

  • With picking out plantains it is best to get plantains that are ripe, yellow with few black spots and firm, Not overly ripe (Dark skin) because it would end up too mushy. Unripe plantains are best when fried not suitable here.
  • Replace plantains with sweet potatoes if plantains not available
  • Omit the Eggs and make it completely Vegan

Enjoy!!!

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