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This Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Recipe Is Going Viral, And It’s Worth A Try

This Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Recipe Is Going Viral, And It’s Worth A Try

I am going to need you to hold on to your hat folks, because I have a recipe for you to try that is taking the web and the world by storm. Rightfully so, I might add. Cauliflower Grilled Cheese. Are you drooling yet? No? Well, let me go into more detail. Grab a towel before we really get going.

Here are the reasons that you need this recipe in your life:

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You’ll Rock That Low Carb

You’ve tried it, I’ve tried it. The ol’ low carb diet. We always slip up because we want some comfort food. We want some of that food we had growing up. A little bit of Mom’s grilled cheese. Well, this recipe will fill that hole for you and make you feel like you are cheating when you are not. The bread in this recipe is made from Cauliflower, which is a no-carb vegetable.

You’ll Get Your Veggies In

You need to get those servings of vegetable in some how. Why not make it delicious? You may even be able to get your kids in on this deliciousness.

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You’ll Be Excited To See That Variety Helps You Stay On Track

You need to switch it up and make sure that you are allowing yourself healthy cheats in order to maintain weight loss. Let’s try to make this a lifestyle change instead of a diet. The only way that is going to work is if you are able to find new ways to satisfy the cravings. Feel like you are cheating, but watch the scale numbers and say “What? I don’t see any cheating.”

A more detailed recipe and information on this trend is available at the following link.

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First thing’s first, here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower head (small) cut into florets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 oz grated Parmesan
  • 1 oz grated comte, appenzeller or mature cheddar cheese (don’t feel bad I had to google what those were too)
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 oz grated comte and mature cheddar cheese
  • 1 large pickled gherkin or jalapeno finely sliced (optional-this doesn’t make my list)

To make the bread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Line a baking sheet and liberally grease that puppy. No sticking on our watch. Set aside.
  3. “Rice” the cauliflower. If you have worked much with cauliflower while low carbing, you may be familiar with this term. Basically, you take your florets and put them in the food processor. Pulse until the consistency is of rice or a fine crumb.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on a low-medium heat. We are getting to the good part. Add the cauliflower rice (about three cups) and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir continually. According to the link, you are going to want the water to evaporate, but you don’t want color to appear on the cauliflower. The rice needs to be dry or it will end up being too mushy.
  5. Move the rice to a mixing bowl. Add egg, parmesan (it’s starting to come together now), comte, and salt. Mix well and then spread mixture onto the pan that was set aside. Shape into 4 bread squares. Place it in the oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Remove and let it cool for 10 minutes. Peel the slices from the parchment paper.

To Assemble the Cauliflower Grilled Cheese:

1. Heat the pan over medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower bread. Put the buttered side down on the pan. You know this part — it’s just like regular grilled cheese.
2. Cover the bread liberally with your chosen cheese, if you are adding gherkin or jalapeño, add now. Top with the remaining slice of cauliflower bread, buttered-side up.
3. Cook until golden brown, usually not more than four minutes. Flip and do the other side.
4. Serve with hot sauce, a salad, and your condiments of choice. Our house would probably have ketchup.

Featured photo credit: Hans at Pixabay via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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