Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge

Say hello to the updated version of cauliflower breakfast porridge. This recipe update for one of my breakfast staples comes from my newer knowledge about the science of cooking with ground flax seeds.

In my first shot at this recipe, I used the ground flax seeds as the binding agent that made the porridge nice and thick as a true porridge should be. This isn’t a call for panic about cooking with ground flax seeds. Research from WAPF (what I’ve been focused on studying this summer in California) suggests that polyunsaturated fats should not be oxidized, which happens when heated. Fragile omega-3 fatty acids (alpha linoleic acid, specifically) in flax seeds should preferably be consumed unadulterated by heat and light.

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Cinnamon Roasted Breakfast Carrots

I’m all about vegetables for breakfast if you didn’t already know. From cauliflower porridge to zucchini scones, I try my best incorporate vegetables into all meals of the day. It’s also not hot enough yet for me to crave a smoothie in the morning here, roasted vegetables and pasture-rasied eggs have been my jam recently.

At the Leucadia Farmer’s Market on Sunday I scored some beautiful (but tiny) organic purple carrots.

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Toasted Coconut Almond Butter

I came home this week after a trip to London with no nut butter on hand, a rare occurrence for me. With jet lag still hitting hard I needed something to do at 6am this morning and whipped up this spread.

Spreading it on Medjool dates makes for a sensational snack, but I’m fairly certain I enjoy anything with a spoonful of nut butter added to it.

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Pitaya Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl

It’s hard to believe a fruit can be this saturated in color. Pitaya is not by any means easy to track down, but I had the opportunity to grab some organic puréed packs of it. Local and seasonal? No, but making your own rules means room for exploration of ingredients.

Pitaya is another name for dragon fruit. The white flesh variety is more readily available fresh, but this red flesh variety is more nutrient dense. The flavor is more subtle than its color, and it’s not high in sugar making it perfect for a smoothie bowl that already aims to lower the sugar using frozen cauliflower.

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