So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Saturday, February 23, 2013

(Cauliflower) Hummus

Sorry for the crummy photo, but this stuff is good and I wanted to share it with you.  "Snacks" can be few and far between in the Paleo world, but you can make up a batch of this and it will keep for a few days in your fridge.  Chop up a whole bunch of veggies and your set for that crunchy/salty urge.

1 head of cauliflower, steamed until very soft and cooled
juice of 1 lemon (you could also grate up some of the peel and add it as well)
2 cloves of garlic, minced (mince before you add it, or else it won't blend quite right)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt (more or less to your liking)
freshly ground black pepper
4 TBS tahini
3 TBS olive oil

Put cauliflower, lemon juice, garlic, spices and tahini in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Slowly add the olive oil and blend.  Serve with lots of fresh veggies!

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