Squash, Cauliflower and Meatball Madness

This is another great recipe my mom made when I was living at home for a couple months. [Recipe courtesy of “Low Carbing Among  Friends”] She is such an amazing cook and could seriously make a living off of her made stovetop skills.

Ingredients

Cauliflower:

1 head of cauliflower

3oz cream cheese softened and chopped into small pieces

2 T coconut oil

2-3 cloves garlic minced

Squash:

1 carnival or acorn squash

Meatballs:

1 1/4 lb ground turkey

1 lb ground beef

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1/4 c coconut flour, sifted

2 t Chinese five spice powder (buy it)

1/2 t salt

1/4 t freshly ground pepper

1/4 c chicken broth

1 large egg, lightly beaten

2 T butter

1 T olive oil

1/2 c water

2 T soy sauce

1 T minced ginger

1 T arrowroot starch

Cauliflower:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pull leaves off of the cauliflower base. Cut off the lower part of the stem. Cut up into wedges with flat sides so it carmalizes. Put oil on pan, add cauliflower and minced garlic, stir. Take out little pieces, will burn if keep on, put them in a bowl with oil, then add them half way later. Cook for 30-45 min. When It’s just about done, take out of oven, chop with a spatula into bite size pieces. Sprinkle half with cream cheese and then put the other 1/2 of cauliflower on it. Return to oven for 5 minutes to melt cream cheese. Stir and put in serving bowl.

Squash: Cut squash in half, take seeds out. Put in pan covered with wax paper. Add inch if water on bottom of pan. Cut side up. Bake on 375 degrees until done (45-60 min).

Meatballs: In large bowl, mix turkey, beef, onion, coconut flour, five spice powder, salt and pepper until combined. Add chicken brith and egg and mix using hands until mixture resembles sticky dough. Form into 1 inch diameter meatballs and divide between two 13 x 9 in glass or ceramic baking dishes. Bake in 350 degree oven 20 min.

In large skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and sauté 3 minutes until brown on all sides

Glaze: in small bowl, whisk together water, soy sauce, ginger and arrowroot starch. Add mixture to meatballs in skillet and stir 1 minute, until meatballs are glazed and sauce has thickened. Place meatballs in cauliflower and aver next to squash seasoned with brown sugar.

Munch Safely,

G

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