Fried Cauliflower Rice

IMG_20160728_213154Hey everyone!  It’s definitely been a while and I apologize about that.  Life can get busy (especially with a toddler keeping you on your toes!) but I am here with an awesome new recipe I came up with on the fly last night!  I’m excited to share this with you because….well, I really like it!  It’s definitely something that I am going to make regularly on weeknights going forward.  This is my spin on fried rice but using cauliflower rice.   It’s full of flavor and is something the whole family can enjoy.  The best part – it can be made Whole30 compliant!  Enjoy!


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Whole30 Tabouli

I’m back!  It’s been way too long but between having a baby, starting a new job, and keeping up with my 12 year old’s schedule, its been a little busy.  Life has been great though and I have no complaints!
I will admit.  My eating got off track a bit.  Then I kinda fell back into some old eating habits again and started consuming more sugar that I care to admit.  I started another round of Whole30 again and today is officially Day 12!  Woohooo!  It’s been a very successful Whole30 so far…especially since my husband chose not to participate with me.  This is my first Whole30 alone.  I also caught a nasty stomach bug last week which was an interesting twist.  Instead of the typical gluten free toast or crackers and 7 up, it was plain baked sweet potato and La Croix.  I learned a great lesson through that experience!  At any rate, I am feeling better and I am excited to share this new recipe I came up with earlier in the week.
Tabouli is a delicious, Mediterranean dish that is traditionally used with bulgar wheat, couscous, or sometimes quinoa.  I love this dish because its incredibly refreshing and packed full with flavor due to the large amounts of fresh herbs and lemon juice used.  The tomatoes and cucumbers at as sponges absorbing these flavors, too!  So it came to me that I could used cauliflower rice instead of a grain.  With this thought in mind, I had to test it out.  I’m so glad that I did because it has instantly become on of my favorite Whole30 dishes.  All week long (when I wasn’t sick that is) I took some tabouli for lunch along with some chicken in a separate container.  I would heat up the chicken and then add it to the tabouli in a bowl.  This has become my new favorite lunch.  I can definitely see me making this as a side dish to share at a BBQ this summer.

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Day 30: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

It’s Day 30!!!!

You made it! We rolled out the mat for 30 Days. It may have taken longer than 30 Days – but you did it. You are here, now. You committed to yourself, to a practice that serves, inspires and moves. Enjoy this celebratory practice! Continue Reading

Day 29: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

Day 29!  Two days of practice left of the challenge!  Time sure flies when you are having fun.

Day 29 is great for those wanting to open up to a new experience when it comes to fitness and even Yoga. Heart openers, hip openers and mindful flow for neck and shoulders. Stretch and strengthen the back body and connect to your core. Take it upside down or listen to your body and restore. Above all relish in the therapeutic benefits of staying present in your asana practice. Stay connected to your breath and enjoy your practice. Enjoy! Continue Reading

Day 28: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

It’s Day 28 and today invites you to work out the kinks mindfully. This sequence is a great for those seeking to improve posture and connect to your core. This is excellent training for those seeking to create a regular and well rounded home practice. Build strength and flexibility and continue to integrate the breath. Enjoy the practice and whatever it serves up today. Open your heart! Be playful! Open yourself up to a new experience today! Become empowered as you continue each day to – make it your own.

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Day 27: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

Day 27 offers a yoga sequence to boost your mood or help you shake off any anxiety or frustration. Great as a gentle yoga practice too in order to create balance and stability. Stretch. Soothe. Strengthen. Beat the blues by connecting to your body and your breath. Scientific studies have proven that yoga boosts your mood and reduces anxiety

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Day 26: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

Happy Friday!!!  It’s Day 26!

In today’s practice we use the earth to connect, ground, stretch and lift from. We learn another pranayama or breath technique and of course, have a little fun with a full body practice.  Check in and let me know what you think when you are finished and enjoy!

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