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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Taco Boats

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My family loves us some tacos!  I am pretty sure that we could eat tacos every day and there would be no complaints.

Being on the Whole30, tortillas and corn shells are a no-no.  Avoiding flour and corn isn’t going to stop us from enjoying some delicious tacos!

In this recipe, we make our own taco seasoning for the ground beef (store bought has all sorts of junk in it) and use romaine lettuce as our taco shells.  At my last Costco shopping trip, I found Artesian Romaine lettuce heads that are absolutely perfect for the lettuce shells.  If you can’t find these, Hearts of Romaine or Boston Lettuce would work just fine.

Ingredients

1 – lb of ground beef (organic, grass-fed if available)

Head of Hearts of Romaine or Boston Lettuce

1 tablespoon of Chili Powder

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1/4 of teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you like the heat!)

1 teaspoon of paprika

1/2 tablespoon of ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

3/4 cup of water

Toppings of your choice

  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped red onion
  • chopped jalapeño
  • chopped green onion
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime slices
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Whole30 compliant hot sauce such as Valentina

 

Directions:

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium high heat.  Drain fat from pan if using a fattier ratio of ground beef.  Stir in chili, garlic, and onion powders, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, and salt to the meat.  Add 3/4 cup of water to the pan and continue to cook over medium heat while, stirring occasionally for about 3-5 minutes.   Break off lettuce leafs and scoop taco meat into the leafs acting as a boat.  You can double up the lettuce leafs if desired.  Add your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

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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Garlic and Herb Cauliflower Mash

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If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the mashed potatoes, this is the recipe for you.  This dish is just as comforting and rich as the real deal.  I made this to pair with our Valentine’s Dinner of Steak, Shrimp, and Asparagus and it was delicious!  The garlic and herbs pack a major flavorful punch! My son heard that I was making cauliflower mash instead of regular mashed potatoes and was not excited to say the least.   However, when dinner was served he could not get enough.  The next day he even had leftovers as an after school snack!  This is a recipe that I will be keeping on the menu week after week!

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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