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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Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

 

No reason to buy salad dressing with a million different ingredients you can’t pronounce when you can make your own.  This is an easy, delicious dressing to accompany any salad of your choice.  It would especially pare well with a Southwestern or Taco Salad.

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Sweet Potato and Kale Lentil Stew

 

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Looking for a hardy, vegan dish to warm you up this winter?  This is the stew for you! 

This stew uses red lentils which are loaded in protein, iron, fiber and anti-oxidants.  The red lentils make the stew incredibly hardy….you won’t be missing meat in this dish!  The sweet potatoes and carrots provide a subtle sweetness that pairs perfectly with the mix of turmeric, cumin, ginger and garlic.  This stew only takes about 30 minutes to whip up which makes it perfect for any weeknight dinner, especially Meatless Monday!  You will be left feeling full and satisfied with out all the calories.  The recipe makes about 8 servings leaving you with the perfect lunch to heat up throughout the work week.  The flavors just improve the next day.  You can also freeze the left overs for a later date! 

 

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Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, Vegan options)

Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice

 

 

Weeknights are busy for my family.  Trying to fit in time to cook something quick, easy, and healthy can be a challenge.  This recipe has become a weekly staple in my home since developing it.  Not only is it easy, delicious, and healthy but it is also cheap to make!

This vegetable dense meal is dairy/grain free, Paleo, and has options to make it Whole30 approved!  And if meat is not your thing, I have also included options in the recipe to make it vegan.

If grains are not an issue for you, feel free to serve it over brown rice or aromatic Basmati or Jasmine rice.  You can also enjoy it as a stew if you wish.

This dish serves 4-6 which means I have leftovers for lunch!  It’s even better the next day!

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Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

 

If you have a garden filled with red-ripe tomatoes, here is a recipe that will help put them to good use!  In this salsa, we roast tomatoes, tomatillos (they look like green tomatoes), jalepenos, and garlic to really amp up their natural flavors.  This salsa is incredibly easy to create.  Be an awesome guest and bring a jar to the next barbecue or party you are invited to as a hostess gift! Continue Reading

Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

It’s avocado season and I am noticing some great deals in the grocery stores.  Time to stock up on my all time favorite!  If you are wanting to make something different than guacamole with those delicious avocados, here it the perfect solution!

My father is from Cuba and came to America right before the revolution when he was 8 years old so Cuban cuisine is an obvious favorite within the household.   In Cuba, Ensalada de Aquacate (Avocado Salad) is staple side dish to many meals.  This is my take on the traditional side dish.   It is super simple to throw together in a hurry and incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day.  This dish is Paleo, Whole30 friendly, and loaded with the healthy fats that our bodies need.

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“World Famous” Guacamole

World Famous Guacamole

Guacamole is my favorite!  Not only is it super easy to make, but it is incredibly healthy.  Avocados are one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat!  They are virtually the only fruit with monounsaturated fats (aka, the good fats!) and they are cholesterol free.  Research show they can actually help lower cholesterol.  They are also an excellent source of potassium (more than twice the amount found in a banana!) and are packed with fiber, Vitamin E, Folic Acid and B-Vitamins.  Now I don’t have to feel guilty for eating the whole batch!

This is a recipe that I came up with a long time ago.  It’s very basic but everyone loves it!  If you are bringing this to a party, you will want to be sure to double or even triple the recipe.  It never lasts long.  Also, I should warn you!  People will be asking you to make it again and again.  So be prepared for that!

Here is a guide for picking the perfect avocados for your guacamole.  I always pop off the top to make sure it’s a good avocado before purchasing!

 

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