Porcini Portobello Cauliflower Risotto

Try this easy, low carb Cauliflower “Risotto”. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a cool evening when you are short on time. It’s gluten-free and grain free as well as vegetarian.


  • 16oz. bag riced cauliflower
  • 1oz. bag dried Porcinis (follow package directions to rehydrate and save soaking liquid)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1 8oz. package of cremini (baby portobello) mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp. goat cheese
  • grated parmesan to top
  • salt and pepper


    Follow package directions on porcini to rehydrate.  Pour soaking liquid through a coffee filter and reserve. Chop porcini.

    Preheat skillet and melt butter. When butter begins to brown, add onion and pinch of red pepper flakes & salt. Saute until translucent.

Add chopped creminis and saute until they soften. Add chopped porcini and minced garlic. Saute for one minute.

Add in cauliflower and stir well. Saute for 1-2 minutes.

Add the reserved porcini liquid and beef broth.

Cover skillet and bring to a light bubble – then turn down the heat and simmer.

Cook, stirring once in a while for around 25 minutes or until desired consistency.

Stir in Goat cheese. Adjust seasonings.

Serve with fresh parmesan!


Chocolate Coconut Hemp “Oats”

Yield 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4th recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Chill Time: 3 hours to overnight


1 (13.5oz can) full-fat coconut milk
½ cup hemp hearts
¼ cup chia seeds
1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon cacao powder
Stevia, to taste
Pinch sea salt
½ teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
4 teaspoons cacao nibs
4 teaspoons unsweetened shredded coconut


Whisk all ingredients together and place in a large glass container for at least 3 hours. Before serving, top each portion with 1 teaspoon cacao nibs and 1 teaspoon coconut

Nutrition Information:

388 kcal; 28 g fat; 15 g pro; 13 g carb (calculated with 1 scoop vegan shakeology; nutrition info will vary greatly based on the type of protein powder you select)


RECIPE courtesy of Chalene Johnson and the Diet Beta Test

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Eat more from the veggie category and less from the simple carbohydrate category (as an example).

I love this advice from Dr. Nadolsky,

“Structured meal plans work for short term goals, but in the end, you have to develop certain habits to keep the fat off.”

In order for a habit to stick, it needs to be small, measurable and achievable. Food can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Reach out to me if I can help.