Healthy Red Beans & Cauliflower Couscous

One of my favorite soul food dishes is red beans & rice. adidas yeezy boost I have to say that my aunt makes some of the best I’ve ever had (and I think you would think the same if you tasted her recipe). nike homme Unfortunately, the dish is loaded with a lot of saturated fat and simple carbohydrates so it is not as complimentary of my new calorie-conscious lifestyle.

So, here is a leaner version of this recipe with about 50% less carbohydrates and significantly less fat. nike air jordan femme Devon Kennard We’re swapping rice for tasty cauliflower pearl couscous.


Slow Cooker Recipe

Ingredients for 6 to 8 servings:

  • 1lb smoked turkey sausage, cut into chunks
  • 350g (~2 ½ cups) dried red beans
  • 4 cups chicken stock (low sodium)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3/4 cup red onion, chopped/diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • Seasonings:
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
    • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • pinch coconut sugar
    • sea salt & pepper to taste
    • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Cauliflower Couscous (5 servings)
    • 454g shredded cauliflower “pearls”
    • 3 tablespoon olive oil (or ghee)
    • 1/3 cup red onion, Mens Air Jordan 1 diced
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • sea salt & pepper to taste

 

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients (except the cauliflower) to a slow cooker. nike womens White Blue Jordan Shoes Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on low for 4 to 6 hours. Nike Pour Homme PURE BOOST Pro-tips: for a thicker sauce, consider adding a few tablespoons of arrowroot starch mixed with a few tablespoons of water.
  2. To make the cauliflower pearl couscous, add raw cauliflower florets to a food processor or blender, and pulse blend continuously until you have the consistency and structure of pearl couscous.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on low-medium heat and add olive oil, Blue Black Jordan Shoes garlic and red onion. Air Jordan XX9 Saute for about 2 minutes until fragrant and be careful not to let it burn.
  4. Add couscous to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the edges are somewhat brown. Nike Air Max 90 Matthew Slater Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
  5. Once the red beans have finished the cooking cycle, season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

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