SCD BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, CHEESE, SEASONED BREAD CRUMBS RECIPE, revised

SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs and Veg Recipe

Summary:  Seems everyone enjoys this staple gracing holiday tables going back generations!  It was my Dad’s favorite and for good reason.  Broccoli smothered in butter, cheese, and breadcrumbs.  What’s not to LOVE about that?  Wait tho — What to do if gluten-free?  Toss the tenets of healing diets to the holiday wind?  NO!  Here’s my holiday gift to you — use SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs!  Find the How-to in this post’s recipe: Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cheddar Cheese, with Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs.  Don’t know how it never made it on my Holiday Pinterest Board, but it’s there now!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING and early MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Last, read my special note for thyroid patients.  It’s crazy how so many of you don’t know this but, the cruciferous vegetables are on the goitrogenic foods list. That doesn’t mean they are off limits.  What that means is they need steamed or cooked and that is what this recipe requires.  You should be free to enjoy this recipe without worry of kicking up thyroid antibodies, but always check with your doctor!  This recipe meets PALEO/SCD/GAPS/UMASS IBD-AID/Mediterranean too!

A note on cheese ingredients

Do to the immense popularity of this post, I decided to re-write this section Jan 28, 2017 for easier reading!

You want to use an aged  (at least 30 days as required by BTVC) SCD legal solid block Colby Jack or Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced in this recipe.  I use to use Organic Valley Unprocessed American Singles Colby-Style Cheese slices thinking this product was SCD legal because the ingredients were legal, and SCD permits Colby cheese.  I assumed the aging requirement was met.  Well… I was wrong!  Organic Valley advised me that this product is not aged at all, and that it is packaged shortly after production.  That means that product is not SCD legal.  The aging requirement ensures all the microbes consume the milk sugar, aka lactose.  So that product, not aged long enough, would contain lactose which is not SCD legal.

Organic Valley did provide me with a list of their cheeses that are aged long enough and therefore meet SCD aging requirements.  Their Cheddar cheeses could be used in this recipe:

  • Cheddar (sharp, raw or pasteurized): 8 months
  • Cheddar (mild, raw or pasteurized): 60 days
  • Parmesan: 10 months

Update 11/10/16:  For more details on cheese, lactose intolerance, and SCD requirements, as well as learning that cheese microbes survive the gut and may beneficially benefit immunity, read the post, Get SCD Cheese Right. It is Loaded with Nutrients & Bacteria!

SCD Brocolli, Cauliflower, and Cheddar Cheese, with Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING and early MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Credit for the SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs goes to Heal~Balance~Live.

SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs - PALEO/SCD/GAPS/UMASS IBD-AID/Mediterranean

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs - PALEO/SCD/GAPS/UMASS IBD-AID/Mediterranean

This dish is a staple on every holiday table. I was so happy to find the SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs recipe to substitute for the gluten containing bread crumbs. Honesty, I make this dish often and keep those SCD legal 'bread' crumbs in my fridge using them in many dishes! The recipe is totally forgiving; adjust ingredients to your preferences! This can even be assembled ahead of time so you can enjoy your guests! Enjoy and much blessings to you and yours this holiday season! Source: biomeonboardawareness.com/SCD Brocolli, Cauliflower, and Cheddar Cheese, with Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs

Ingredients

    SCD Seasoned 'Bread' Crumbs:
  • 1 1/2 c. almond flour
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. onion granules
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika

Instructions

    To make the SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs:
  1. Combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    To make the casserole:
  1. Steam the broccoli and cauliflower lightly using a steaming basket. I usually move the glass-lidded pot off heat once the broccoli just begins to turn brilliant green. Just keep an eye on it, and if it needs a few more moments on heat, go for it. Once steamed, plate the veggies in an oven proof casserole dish*.
  2. Thinly slice the butter and distribute it across the top of the veggies.
  3. Add the cheese slices on top the butter. Cover the top, and some slices can be overlapped.
  4. GENEROUSLY sprinkle the SCD Seasoned Almond Flour 'Bread' Crumbs over top the cheese. Use as much as needed to cover the top of the casserole dish. We like a thick coating!
  5. Bake 325F convection oven (otherwise use 350F) for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cheese melts and the crumbs begin to brown a bit.
  6. Enjoy and much blessings to you and yours this holiday season!

Notes

The SCD Seasoned Almond Flour ‘Bread’ Crumbs can be made way ahead of time! Credit for the SCD Seasoned Almond Flour 'Bread' Crumbs goes to Heal~Balance~Live.

They are stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They keep as long as the almond flour doesn't turn rancid, at least 3 months! We always have these in the fridge because I use these SCD legal 'bread' crumbs OFTEN!

* I love plating this dish using Wilton Armetale because that goes beautifully from oven to tabletop AND keeps the veggies warm! I've many pieces from our wedding; it's a great gift to give and get!

http://biomeonboardawareness.com/scd-seasoned-almond-flour-bread-crumbs-and-veg-recipe/

A note for thyroid patients

The cruciferous vegetables are on the goitrogenic foods list. That doesn’t mean they are off limits.  What that means is they need steamed or cooked and that is what this recipe requires.  You should be free to enjoy this recipe without worry of kicking up thyroid antibodies, but always check with your doctor!  A super source for your own education, is Suzy Cohen, The Case Against Kale.

It’s not that goitrogenic foods are bad. I want to make the point that they are NOT BAD.  I have promoted them for years, as superfoods. They are.  But in their raw form, and in large amounts, they can affect iodine levels. It’s a fact. THAT IS NOT MY OPINION. They contain healthy sulfur-based compounds, as well as lots of other nutrients.  I recommend you eat them, but cook them first okay?

UPDATE [3-27-16]  So I want to say this right now so it’s very clear and I said it above too: You can absolutely EAT crucifer veggies if you want, they are superfoods, they should be STEAMED or COOKED and that will eliminate the goitrogenic substances. My article today is intended to warn you about these crucifers as RAW foods, or as a RAW powdered form like the sort you buy in certain green drink mixes at the health food store. Those are raw. Or when you juice raw kale or spinach, things like that. Those are the goitrogenic substances. It’s okay to eat them cooked, as much as you want.
END OF UPDATE

Enjoy and much blessings to you and yours this holiday season!Signature2

 

 

 

 Last updated: July 24, 2017 at 14:00 pm to add “and Veg Recipe” to the title, and to correct a referenced post title to Get SCD Cheese Right. It is Loaded with Nutrients & Bacteria! 

Prior update Feb 18, 2017 was to re-write the section “A note on cheese ingredients because I didn’t like the flow with edit lines!  I just want this recipe to be clear easy reading since it is so popular!  

The post was updated 11/10/16 to add: “For more details on cheese, lactose intolerance, and SCD requirements, as well as learning that cheese microbes survive the gut and may beneficially benefit immunity, read the postSCD Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cheese, Seasoned Bread Crumbs Recipe.”

The prior update 11/7/16 revised the recipe to not use the originally recommended  Organic Valley Unprocessed American Singles Colby-Style Cheese slices since it is not SCD legal after-all.  Organic Valley  advised me that it is not aged at all and is packaged shortly after production.  This means that it is not a lactose-free product which SCD and other healing diets require.  The recipe was revised to instead substitute  an aged (at least 30 days) SCD legal solid block Colby Jack cheese, thinly sliced.  Organic Valley provided me with a list of their cheeses that are aged — the Cheddar cheeses could be used in this recipe:

  • Cheddar (sharp, raw or pasteurized): 8 months
  • Cheddar (mild, raw or pasteurized): 60 days
  • Parmesan: 10 months

The first update 11/4/16  corrected the URL since for some reason this did not happen when originally posted.

 

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