This past Saturday as I walked to Alana Life & Fitness, the warm sun on my face made me think I was back in Hawaii for a second (where I was raised). Then I passed by a group of people preparing to barbecue. Oh how fun! I thought.
A Hawaiian Tradition
|Food at a Hawaiian Barbecue Potluck|
In Hawaii although we do barbecues, something even more popular is the “potluck”. That’s where there is a party and each person brings a dish, and then everyone just lines up like a buffet and picks out what they want.
This is my favorite type of party because I get to try all kinds of different dishes and desserts!
The foods you would see at a Hawaii potluck are noodles, sashimi, sushi, chicken, fried rice (sort of asian inspired).
Fortunately I have found my way to a few potlucks while being in NYC. One potluck I went to in particular, I was on a 30 day fitness challenge mindset. Oh my gosh they had so much good food, but it was mostly dishes that would have me running to a treadmill right after. Party poopy.
The Healthy Party Hit Your Friends Will Love!!
The next party I was invited to I realized I should bring something others on a healthy mindset would enjoy eating – something interesting and different. After careful thought, I found the perfect dish!
It’s gluten free and quite easy to make. It turned out to be a big hit! Although I would like to keep it as my secret recipe so people invite me to their parties, I’m going to share it anyways!
Cauliflower Brownie Recipe, makes 10
- 120g cauliflower
- 1/2 C sliced almonds
- 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 C unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 C + 2 tbsp maple syrup OR 1/4 C of Stevia (less sugar!)
- 3 eggs
In a food processor blend the cauliflower until they reach a grain like consistency. Add sliced almonds and cocoa powder, blend for a few seconds. Add in the almond milk and blend until you reach a dark purée consistency.
Add remaining ingredients and bake at 350 for 25-28 minutes.
Nutrition info: 101 calories, 13g carbs, 5g fat, 4g protein, 3g fiber, 3g sugar.