Fried Cauliflower Rice

IMG_20160728_213154This 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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Shrimp and Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry

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Gingery, sweet, and tangy!  If you enjoy these flavours, you are definitely going to enjoy this delicious stir fry.  This vegetable dense dish is quick and easy to whip together making it perfect to create on a weeknight.  You will spend more time chopping up vegetables than cooking.  This dish is Whole30 compliant and will leave your stomach satisfied.  My 11 year old son absolutely loved it!  I used a vegetable spiralizer to create the zucchini noodles.  Below is a link to the one I own.  I highly recommend purchasing one if you don’t own one.  If you don’t own one, you can still create this dish.  Just julienne the zucchini into pasta like strips.

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Spiralizer –  http://amzn.com/B0007Y9WHQ

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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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Baked Garlic Dijon Salmon

Baked Garlic Dijon Salmon

 

Today when I checked my gmail account, I had a glorious email from Whole Foods notifying me that they had Coho Salmon on sale today only.  At that moment, I knew exactly what we would be having for dinner.  I sent the hubs out to our local Whole Foods to grab the goods.  I told him to see if they could remove the skin for us to make cooking easier (tip for those of you buying the seafood counter).  Not only did they remove the skin, but they offered to remove all the pin bones.  My husband watched the gentleman behind the counter meticulously remove each of the bones, one by one with a smile on his face.  Let me tell you…this made the whole cooking process a breeze!  High level of customer service is not something you find in every grocery store however, this is where Whole Foods really shines above the rest.  Makes my heart grow even founder for my favorite grocery store!

This delicious salmon is topped and baked with a garlicky dijon sauce that is going to knock your socks off!  This recipe in not only ridiculously easy to make but it is jam packed with flavor and is Whole30 compliant.  My husband raved about it over and over as we were eating this evening.

Pair with steamed veggies or zucchini noodles and get your omega-3’s on with this delicious salmon tonight!

 

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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 “Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa”

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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Tzatziki Sauce

Looking for a cool, refreshing dip this summer?   Look no further than Tzatziki sauce!

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki (pronounced sɑtˈziki) is a traditional Greek dip that is made of yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon and garlic.  It makes an excellent dip for veggie trays, pita chips, or gluten free crackers.   Add a dollop to a Greek inspired burger or use as a dipping sauce for grilled meats to take your meal to the next level.  Heck, you could even uses this as a salad dressing!  I have also added a dollop on top of my Mediterranean Pilaf Salad.  So tasty!  The possibilities are endless with this refreshing dip!

Best part?  It’s a light, healthy dip!  We use protein rich Greek Yogurt instead of the heavy sour creams and mayonnaise that are usually used in dips.  It’s also loaded with gut healthy probiotics.  Plus, we are sneaking some vegetables in with cucumber.  So there is no reason to feel guilty if you eat it by the spoonful….not that I did that or anything.

This recipe makes about one cup so if you are making this for a party, you may want to double up!

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Mediterranean Pilaf Salad

Mediterranean Pilaf Salad

Summer is (almost) here and I am beginning to crave cool, refreshing flavors in effort to beat the heat.  Here is an effortless salad that is not only nutritious but jam packed with flavor.  This would make the perfect side dish to bring to a pot luck or serve at your next Summer BBQ.

This dish is produce heavy….cucumbers, tomatoes, and super food swiss chard just to name a few!  The fresh herbs (especially the mint) brighten and compliment the other flavors perfectly.  I happened to have gluten free orzo in my pantry to try out so I used that for my pilaf.  You can easily substitute quinoa (which is loaded with protein), couscous, or rice!

Mediterranean Pilaf Salad

Last night I served this with Grilled Chicken Kabobs (recipe coming soon) and it was delicious!  I found myself with a good amount leftover so I now have an easy lunch ready for the rest of the work week!  I plan on adding a little shredded chicken for extra protein to make this a complete meal.  If you don’t want a lot of leftovers, this recipe can easily be cut in half.

Mediterranean Pilaf Salad

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