Recipe: Fried ‘rice’ without the rice

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I am not cauliflower’s biggest fan. I think it smells like fart and tastes about the same, but it’s good for you and I try to make it interesting and hide the flavour to be kind to my body.

Whilst scouring the web for gluten free recipes I came across this phenomena of ‘riceing’ cauliflower. Basically, you blitz the florets in a blender/processor till they resemble grains of rice, then use for various recipes, including pizza bases (that’s on my to do list).

I came across a fried rice version and thought I’d try it since I need to use up my cauliflower before it makes my fridge smell like flatulence. I am happy to say you cannot even taste the cauliflower and it tastes almost exactly the same. WINNER! So, here ins my version of a grain free, vegetarian Chinese fried rice. Hope you likey likey.

WHAT YOU NEED
2 cups riced cauliflower (uncooked)
1 cup chopped vegetables (I used the frozen mixed kind)
1/2 onion, chopped
1egg, scrambled
Oil for cooking
Soy sauce to your liking (about 1 tbs)
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
1 tsp ground coriander

WHAT YOU DO
1. Sauté the onion in the oil till soft
2. Add the vegetables* and stir until slightly cooked, about 2 mins
3. Add the cauliflower and stir. Cook for about 5 mins
4. Pour the egg over and stir to coat the veg in the egg mix
5. Add the spices and stir to combine
6. Add the soy sauce and stir.

Done. You will be pleasantly surprised.

notes
*I like to dry fry my frozen veg before staring the recipe, It removes some of the water content from being frozen. I start with the frozens and then add the onion. Once it’s sautéed, I add the cauliflower. Follow the above instructions if using fresh veg.

The world of green smoothies

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I’m pleasantly surprised (after a few false starts taste wise). If you get the mix of fruit and veg right,  a green smoothie is yummy and invigorating! Actually, I’ve never felt so vibrant post breakfast. After cereal or toast I felt heavy and bloated and lethargic. .. the opposite after asmoothie. I am a fan and a convert! bought a cheap blender ‘the rocket’ which is great so far.  It’s small and compact and light.  I encourage you to try a smoothie and see how you feel. below is today’s version which was light,  refreshing and yummy!

What you need
1/2 cup each of
kale
mango
banana
a small stick of celery (not too much)
a cup of coconut water

blitz in processor till liquified.

Enjoy!