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Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

By December 8, 2010 May 10th, 2020 Vegetarian

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

Creamy pumpkin risotto…another recipe the family will love.

creamy pumpkin risotto

4 cups cauliflower, chopped into “rice”
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup diced onion
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup unsweetened unflavored almond milk
1 tsp chopped garlic
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper, or more to taste
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss cheese
4 tsp Parmesan cheese
OPTIONAL: pumpkin seeds

Place cauliflower in a food processor, and blend until small pieces of rice. In a nonstick pan, combine all ingredients except cheese wedges and Parmesan. Stir until well mixed. Bring to a soft boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until veggies are tender. Add cheese wedges and Parmesan, and stir until evenly distributed. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper and top with pumpkin seeds if desired. Enjoy! Makes 4 servings (1 1/4 cup per serving).

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON:
Traditional Pumpkin Risotto = 406 calories, 70 carbs, 3 fiber
“Healthified” Pumpkin Risotto = 105 calories, 4g fat, 7g protein, 13g carbs, 4g fiber

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“Dear Maria, It has been a miraculous month full of wonders and discoveries since I started with our phone consult! Here is the list of what me, my husband, and – believe it or not, lol! – 3 our cats achieved during this month:

1. Bowel improvement – regularity, pain, itching, blood, bloating, free. One of my cats used to get terrible constipation that would require physical assistance and medications and result in bleeding and other things that are completely gone now.

2. Candida clear – no more white tongue, runny/stuffed nose or itchy “downstairs”

3. Weight-loss (including our 3 cats who for some reasons now started preferring our food – coconut cream as well btw! – to the high-carb cat food thing which they used to go crazy about because of the valerian root ingredient that has no more dramatic effect on them anymore). One of my clients I started working with recently told me yesterday, “I want to have a body like yours – looks so athletic, muscly, healthy!” And the last pair of jeans I got was size 0! Don’t worry, though, about me being too lean – I’m really short, 5 feet even))

4. No more teeth sensitivity

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6. Body temperature and blood pressure normalization – I used to be always cold, my normal body temperature was lower than normal people are supposed to have (35.1 instead of 36.6 C), same with blood pressure – 80/50 or even 80/- on a bad day sometimes which made me pale, dizzy, inactive, lazy… Now I’m always hot, my lips are red and even my cheeks pretty often get rosy!

7. Joint pain and cracking free – my husband’s joints have been a trouble for years and mine started killing me after the last surgery and antibiotics.

8. Muscle pain-free – in fact, much more flexible and responsive than ever!

9. The energy level is just fantastic! To be honest, I only felt this way on Prozac – happy and too energized. But it’s much better because I’m not on meds because there is no side effects like insomnia, handshaking and stomach issues. I sometimes get so much energy, I’m actually scared of myself, lol! My husband calls me Turbo-broom 😀 I wake up and fall asleep easily and get those precious 8 hours! I feel fantastic both physically and emotionally! I can say the same thing about my cats who become much more playful and energetic lately! My husband just offered to go on the last bike ride this year – and it’s only 39 degrees F today!

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11. Great economy! First at got expensive – meat/fish/seafood is more expensive than grains, fruit, and veggies. But now that the consumption of food has reduced drastically – I only need coffee with coconut cream and oil in the morning and one (rarely two) meal/s a day. The meal size is smaller too – don’t need that much anymore. Same with cats! And I don’t need that huge cup of coffee, just a small cup, about 4-5 sips.

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Thank you for teaching me this way – a real godsend way for me and all my family! And you’ve made it so easy and understandable! You are making a difference in a great way! God bless you and your wonderful family!

Meanwhile, have a Happy Thanksgiving and take those huge thanks from our family!” Irena

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Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

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