Valentines Day Dinner

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For Valentines Day we stayed in and cooked. With me being on a strict diet it was really pointless to go out to eat. To be honest I would much rather cook my own food anyway. This might be the best meal I’ve ever made! It was way more complicated than my usual meals. I had to used every dish and gadget in the kitchen. I even  had to write out a game plan just to get everything out at the same time, but it was totally worth it.

I made pan seared filet mignon, stemmed asparagus, garlic whipped cauliflower, a poached egg, and topped it all with homemade hollandaise sauce and fresh dill. Yes it was all within the constraints of my diet, but  I wouldn’t really call it a healthy dinner. However, I will say it was worth every single calorie! I got the Hollandaise sauce recipe from a Paleo blog called The Domestic Man. He has a fantastic blog with beautiful pictures, and his story is amazing! He had a stroke at the age of 25 and Paleo changed his life!  Here are my recipes for Garlic whipped cauliflower and hollandaise sauce.

Garlic whipped cauliflower:

1 medium/large head of cauliflower

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 clove garlic

1/8 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon clarified butter

• Chop cauliflower and place in steamer. You could boil it, but then you’d have to let it dry before placing it in the food processor. Steam untill well done and tender • While the cauliflower is steaming, add the garlic clove, butter, and pepper to the food processor bowl. I like to press my garlic for this recipe, but if you don’t have a garlic press you can finely mince your garlic with a knife • Once cauliflower is done cooking place it in the food processor and process for about 30 seconds • Then add the almond milk and process untill creamy and smooth • Enjoy!

Hollandaise Sauce:

2 egg yolks

juice of one lemon (1 tbsp)

1/2 tsp ground mustard powder

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup clarified butter (1 stick)

• In a large mixing bowl combine egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard powder, and salt with a hand mixer on low • Place butter in a liquid measuring cup and melt on high until bubbling, about a minute • With the hand mixer slowly add hot butter into the egg yolk mixture blending until its creamy and thick • Enjoy!

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