This grain-free stuffing is so delicious that even those who think they have to have a bread stuffing enjoy it. This recipe is good for gluten-free eaters and for the paleo diet too.
Also, the grain is not best with a protein meal as the grains and proteins conflict with each other in the digestive system. We do not need a challenge to our digestion especially when eating a celebration meal. Since learning about food combining I always keep them separate. You can learn all about food combining in my e-book Green Means Lean E-Book.
I am always interested in making very nutritious meals so all the ingredients need to be healthy. Here are the ingredients in this recipe and why they are in it.
Healthy Grain-Free Stuffing Ingredients
Nutritious cauliflower full of amazing health benefits that help prevent cancer, protects the eyes, and even helps with weight loss. It is one of the top 30 superfood vegetables because it is full of so many health benefits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Aggregate Nutrient Density Index have verified this.
The celery in this recipe adds a salty soft crunch. It is alkalizing, easy to digest, high in fiber and low in calories.
Himalayan Salt is the salt I always use because it is actually healthy!
The best oil for sauteing is avocado oil as it has the highest smoke point.
Sage is a must in a stuffing. Modern research has proven that sage does boost our memory. Thus, verifying what herbalists have been saying for centuries about sage being good for the brain and memory to be true
Flaxmeal helps bind the stuffing together. It has only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for their health benefits for 5000 years!
Leeks add some green and tastiness. Before living in England, I had never heard of or seen leeks but now they are in all the supermarkets here. They are one of the many healthy superfoods to include in our meals.
Garlic adds a great flavour. It has a strong odor for a reason, it is because of a sulfur compound. Sulfur compounds are well known for their strong odors. The fact is that sulfur compounds in intestinal gas are responsible for the smell of flatulence. Those sulfur compounds are pretty potent stuff, considering that they make up just one percent of the total intestinal gas released!
Mushrooms are more than a delicious addition to your meal, they are full of health benefits too. There are over 140 thousand types of mushroom-forming fungi. Whether it is a small button mushroom or a large brown one, it is a wonderful superfood to be added to make meal extra tasty.
How to Make Grain-Free Stuffing
The first thing to do is to turn the oven on to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
First chop up the leek and celery. Slice the mushrooms. In a pan sauté the mushrooms, leek, and celery for about 5 minutes.
Now time to rice up the cauliflower. Many people like to rice the cauliflower in a food processor but sometimes I just don’t feel like cleaning a food processor. Or maybe you don’t have one.
It is easy to do this. Put a cup of water in a pot, bring to a boil, add the cauliflower and steam it until it is a little soft, remove it from the pot and let cool. When it is cool, chop off the top of the cauliflower into small bits and put into a mixing bowl.
Mix in the sautéed leeks, celery and mushrooms with the riced cauliflower and garlic, thyme, sage, and Spike Seasoning. Spike is one of my all-time favourite condiments which is a tasty seasoning always in my kitchen. It is a special blend of 38 herbs, vegetables, and exotic spices, combined with some salt. It is gluten-free but not soy-free.
Put the mixture into a loaf baking pan (approximately 9 X 5 inches)
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Raise the heat to 375 degrees and bake another 35-45 minutes.
Now enjoy your grain-free stuffing with your meal.
You can do all the preparation for this stuffing a day ahead as I did and then bake it on the day of the meal. Also, you can bake it for 1 hour and then cover and finish baking it before serving.
- 1/2 cup avocado oil this is the best oil for sauteing
- 4 cups mushrooms sliced
- 1 leek chopped finely
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp sage
- 1 tsp spike seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a pan sauté the mushrooms, leek, and celery for about 5 minutes, until the mushrooms soften a bit.
- In a pot add a cup of water and bring to a boil, add the cauliflower and steam it until it is a little soft, remove it from the pot and let cool. When it is cool, chop off the top of the cauliflower into small bits and put it into a mixing bowl.
- OR Make riced cauliflower in the food processor.
- Mix in the sautéed mixture with the garlic, thyme, sage, and Spike.
- Put the mixture into a loaf baking pan (approximately 9 X 5 inches).
- Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Raise the heat to 375 degrees and bake for another 35-45 minutes.
Here are 2 more gluten-free stuffing recipes:
Cranberry Celery Onion Gluten-Free Stuffing – This delicious gluten-free stuffing makes a holiday meal special and memorable. Try this healthy recipe and you will satisfy both the difficult and easy to please!
Delicious Stuffed Eggplant for Your Dinner – This stuffed eggplant makes a delicious savory main course for dinner as it is so filling and it is super easy to make. It can even be a side dish in a fancy meal. If you are vegetarian have this and skip the stuffed you know what.
More Recipes For the Holidays
Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce – Usually the problem with cranberry sauce is that it is full of sugar. Here is my version of the popular Cranberry Sauce without any sugar which is no easy thing when is comes to cranberries as they are so tart.
Healthy Holiday Meal -This special occasion vegetarian dinner is easy to prepare and a balanced meal in terms of acid/alkaline and food combining. The most time consuming is the nut loaf but it is so delicious that it is worth it and does not take as much time as cooking a turkey. Everyone will LOVE this meal. It is also gluten and sugar-free.
Cranberry Ginger Bars – This is a tasty treat that is easy to make and filled with healthy ingredients. These cranberry ginger bars are a very tasty combination of cranberries and ginger! I like anything with ginger but these bars are so good. Of course, all my recipes have no refined sugar or cane sugar making them very healthy.