PALEO TURKEY TERIYAKI + BROCCOLI
Since going through the Whole30 challenge last month, I've learned a few things about myself:
2. I need to keep dairy MINIMAL.
3. Oh, beans....we're only going to see each other once in a while. It's not ME, it's YOU.
It's been a lot of experimenting in the weeks that have followed....testing and trying different foods to find the right balance for our family!
The compromise (since my kids would revolt if I told them wheat and cheese were ADIOS), was what I like to call "Paleo-ish": 80% Paleo, 20% our "old" way of eating.
My kiddos have been a bit of a challenge when it comes to this new way of eating (I still can't get them on board with spaghettis squash, try as I might!), but I've been experimenting a bit with new recipes.....I found this gem tonight from Victoria at It's Cheat Day Everyday, and it was a WINNER with the entire family! (And it came together in under 30 minutes- woohoo!)
This sauce, you guys....I seriously wanted to lick the plate. (Ok, I totally did.) I subbed in coconut aminos for the soy sauce (to make it Paleo and to ditch some of the sodium), and it was great! The recipe also features cauliflower rice (something that has become a favorite of mine these past couple of months), but we went with brown rice tonight since I didn't make it to the store today (and we had already roasted our cauliflower last night)! But I know that addition would make this recipe even more amazing!
Here's the recipe, friend!
PALEO TERIYAKI TURKEY & BROCCOLI
(Adapted HERE from Victoria at It's Cheat Day Everyday)
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
16 oz 90% lean ground turkey
1/4 cup soy sauce (I used coconut aminos instead!)
2 tbs hoisin sauce
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes*
2 tbs raw honey
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tbs cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water
1 medium head cauliflower
1 tbs soy sauce
salt (to taste)
In a medium nonstick skillet, cook the ground turkey fully until it is brown. Set aside. Combine all of the ingredients except for the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture begins to bubble slightly. Mix the cornstarch with the cold water to make a slurry and add to the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has reached a boil, remove from heat and add the pan of cooked ground turkey. Using a spoon, gently toss the turkey in the sauce to coat evenly.
Add the washed cauliflower florets to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower had a crumby "rice-like" consistency. Spray a nonstick skillet and fry the cauliflower with the soy sauce until slightly tender, approx 5-7 minutes. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds (optional).