It’s hump day!!! Happy wednesday beautiful people! Can you tell this week has been pretty great so far?! It’s amazing the difference the weather can have on my mood! Although it’s still not totally fall yet, the cooling temps have got me so excited! Not to mention that there is literally pumpkin EVERYTHING in the stores. While I love pumpkin everything, things like pumpkin spice latte beer seem like a little much! I’ll stick to my old favorites of pumpkin chicken thai curry and pumpkin smoothies!
Anyway, enough about pumpkin stuff as I know we’ll be talking more about it when it’s actually finally fall! Can we talk about the Fed and Fit Cookbook some more and how obsessed I am with it?! All the recipes look so good and most of them are super easy to make too! I finally got to the chapter specifically about her 28 day plan and I’m so excited to read about it. If you haven’t bought book yet, I highly recommend it! She talks about all aspects of health from sleep, to fitness to your water intake as well. There is a wealth of information in this book, that’s for sure! Besides digging into the book this past weekend, I spent some time relaxing and recharging before a busy week and upcoming busy weekends. Z and I checked out a place near by called Market. He tried out the shrimp mac and cheese while I tried out the pork chops with chimichurri sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans! We were both satisfied but there was definitely more on the menu we want to try. The short ribs have been calling my name ever since I decided to order the pork chops instead. They also had a bunch of desserts that sounded amazing. Like I said, next time! We ended up calling it an early night and rented a movie and cozied up on the couch. Has anyone else seen The Witch? Z hated it but I thought it was pretty good. Eerily scary movie, not in your face gore or jumpy scares. Sunday I decided to sleep in (11 hours of sleep, hallelujah!) while he went with his friend to hang tree stands (hunting season is upon us!). I then decided I had to whip up this amazing dish.
I’ve had the idea for a deconstructed cabbage casserole for a few weeks now and finally had an idea of how I wanted to do it. Plus with the weather finally cooling down, I was actually craving warmer foods! Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some traditional cabbage rolls. My mom used to make them when I was younger and I’ve had them here in there but man, they are a lot of work! I wanted the same taste but without all the work. This casserole doesn’t disappoint. The cabbage layered with the traditional filling of a cabbage roll is easy to put together and dang tasty!
- For Cauliflower rice;
- 1 small head of cauliflower, riced
- 1/2 tbsp duck fat
- salt and pepper to taste
- For beef mixture;
- 1# ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small head of green cabbage
- 1 egg
- 8 oz tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- For cauliflower rice;
- Heat up duck fat over medium heat in large skillet.
- Place cauliflower in skillet and toss to cover in duck fat.
- Cook for 5-8 minutes until cauliflower has softened. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place in large mixing bowl and set aside.
- For ground beef mixture;
- Heat up olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss in onions and cook for 8-10 mins.
- Add in ground beef and break up with a spoon. While beef in cooking, start your first layer of cabbage in a 9x9 pan.
- Once beef mixture is mostly browned, add in tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar and coconut sugar. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Once beef mixture is completely cooked, add into bowl with cauliflower rice and egg until you can't see egg anymore.
- Layer half of beef mixture on top of cabbage. Then make another layer of cabbage and top with other half of beef mixture.
- Cover pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Take out, uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
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