A couple of days ago, we had burgers for dinner. This was the first time I have had an outer layer to hold all the other items together in over a year! I must admit that burgers top my list of a quick meal. It's just that I try not to eat too much meat at one sitting...but, I guess that I could make the meat smaller and have it more often...Hmm (note to self, that's a good idea).
I actually had some homemade ketchup ready to eat with this one, but the homemade mayonnaise was all gone. Yet, mustard (organic, no sugars, no additives) and ketchup were enough for me to really enjoy this burger. Next time, I will make sure I have all of my necessary fixings available...even some homemade pickles.
(I'll have to put my next hamburger on the calendar in order to have all the condiments ready, so yes, many times it does take a lot of planning to stay on this diet, but I'm looking forward to my reward at the end - a fully functioning, strong and healthy digestive system.)
So here is a photo of my sandwich, well part of it. I was eating it already when I thought to stop and take the photo. Below is the recipe for the cauliflower-cheese bread.
Cauliflower is so versatile. I grate it up and then steam it to use as a rice substitute. If I want something similar to potatoes, I cream it with butter (and sometimes cheese). This recipe uses cauliflower as a main ingredient for making bread. Wow! Who would have thought? But, today I was bored and wanted to try something new. Food has endless possibilities.
1/2 cup swiss
1/2 cup colby
(These were the cheeses I had available on hand. The original recipe, see below, uses mozzarella which is not legal for GAPS/SCD. )
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed garlic (optional)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Parchment paper (or foil)
- Preheat oven to 450, put baking stone into oven.
- Grate and steam cauliflower, allow to cool a bit.
- In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup cauliflower, egg, cheeses. (I mixed mine using food processor for a smoother consistency.)
- Add oregano, crushed garlic and garlic salt, stir.
- Pat (or spread) onto parchment paper and transfer to the stone.
- Bake 15 minutes.
Right out of the oven, these will make good wraps for a sandwich.
Original Recipe to make Cheesy Garlic Cauliflower Bread Sticks --> http://whatsfordinner-momwhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/2012/06/cheesy-garlic-cauliflower-bread-sticks.html
This was CHEESY enough for me! I didn't add any additional cheese to my hamburger. This was a very tasty "bread".