Raw Caulisotto with Asparagus

On the road to good health, we are bombarded by so much information and way too many choices these days – Mediterranean diet, Atkins diet, blood type diet, cavemen diet, paleo diet, south beach diet, GI diet, juice cleansing diet, etc. Oh my god. Do you even know what exactly each one is? People seem to just follow each other or media as if you feel better in yourself when you belong to “something” diet group. Sure, I understand you are trying to lose weight or get healthy, then you can exchange some information and get support from each other to get you going. But is it the right information? are you sure it works for your body? It makes me upset when I see people go through fad diets for a short time which put so much pressure on our body and soul. It is exhausting. Please stop comparing each other. Focus on yourself more and listen to your body. Your body knows exactly what you need. For example, if you are too tired and lack of energy on a vegetarian diet, you don’t have to push yourself. It is okay to eat meat or dairy. On my blog, I put raw and vegetarian recipes, but I’m not telling you to cook what I cook, eat what I eat and do what I do here. I hope I’m not sending wrong messages to you. Choice is all yours. Find what really works for you and feel comfortable with so that you can stick to it for a long time (or lifetime). I’m not a 100% raw foodie. I eat cooked food too about 10-20% of the time, but cooked in a right way – steaming, grilling, lightly stir-frying and pan-frying to not lose nutrition. I think you get benefits from both worlds by eating both the raw and cooked foods.
caulisottoNow, this recipe! I’ve been on a cauliflower kick recently. Why not making a risotto with cauliflower “rice”? Good thing about this recipe is that not only do you get better nutrition from raw cauliflower than from arborio (risotto) rice but also it is a fail proof. There is no stirring or standing next to the stove for half an hour here, like conventional risotto recipe. It leaves you feel light, healthy and satisfied after eating, not heavy and groggy. Don’t worry, yogurt and nutritional yeast replicates a nice creamy and cheesy flavour. Give it a go and tell me what you think x
caulisotto1Ingredients (serves 2)

2 cups of grated cauliflower florets
1 bunch of asparagus
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp thick Greek yogurt
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
a pinch of Himalayan salt
pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
parsley for garnish

Add grated cauliflower and chopped asparagus in a large bowl. To make dressing, mix all the other ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour the dressing into the bowl and stir to combine. Spread evenly on a baking paper. Put it in the 100 degree oven for about 1 hour, stirring about halfway. Take it out of the even, stir well and transfer to a serving bowl. Season with pepper, drizzle olive oil and garnish with parsley.

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