This week was ridiculously cold. At the point where I was rather unproductive; my survival instincts took over, and I rather curl up in a ball under the covers as homework. Unfortunately, my teachers do not receive the memo 🙁
The only comfort I got was the heating of space in my basement. My brother and I came home from school, start by heating up and sit in front of it until our skin literally turned red. That is, until this week, when there is no longer illuminated. Apparently my father did get the bill (the bill) we use and turns off the heating 🙁 🙁
And so, to mentally escape the cold, I am posting a rather tropical recipe today. Hey, if I can not live in Hawaii right now, I can pretend with food, right?
(The answer is a resounding “yes”).
Cauliflower Hawaiian Balls(Paleo Recipes)
- 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 egg
- 1 cup pineapple, divided
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup bell pepper (any color), chopped into small pieces
- 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup precooked ham, chopped into small bits
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and oil a baking sheet.
- In a food processor, process cauliflower until it resembles rice.
- Add in egg, a 1/2 cup of the pineapple, cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and process until evenly mixed.
- Transfer cauliflower mixture to a bowl and mix in bell pepper, the rest of the pineapple, shredded coconut, and ham.
- Roll into small balls (I get anywhere from 35-40 balls) and place on baking pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from tray (NOTE: Use a spatula for removal- it gets until the Hawaiian balls and lifts them with leaving anything behind).