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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Whole30 Tabouli

 
 
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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Homemade Mayo

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Delicious, thick, homemade mayo! I NEVER buy mayo anymore at the store. This stuff is so much better.

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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!

Coconut Encrusted Chicken Tenders with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce

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My family loves crunchy chicken tenders so I thought I would make a healthier version with a twist.  In this Whole30 approved recipe, we rely on coconut flour and unsweetened shredded coconut to provide the crunch.  This coating would also be delicious on fish or shrimp!

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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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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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Whole30 Challenge: Week 1 Menu

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The holiday season has come and gone.  It’s time to get eating habits back on track again!  Starting February 2nd (the day after the Super Bowl) I challenge you to join me in completing the Whole30.

What is the Whole30?  30 days of real food.  No sugar.  No grains.  No alcohol.  No dairy.  No Legumes.  Just real, whole foods.  Eating this way for 30 days is a great way to build healthy eating habits and allow our bodies to run the way they are supposed to.  At the end of the 30 days, we will slowly reintroduce some of the “no-no” foods mentioned above which will allow you to know what your body can and cannot digest. Continue reading “Whole30 Challenge: Week 1 Menu”

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies (Gluten Free, Grain Free)

If you are are looking for something that is sweet (yet healthy) and easy to whip up then these Blondies are for you.  Last night I was craving a warm, out of the oven treat but didn’t want to have to run to the store to gather ingredients.  I looked around in my pantry, threw somethings together, placed it in a baking dish, and this was the result.  Warm, soft, goey Blondies!  Similar in texture to a brownie, these healthy treats are naturally sweetened (no refined sugar!), grain free, gluten free, and packed with protein!  No need to feel guilty if you eat some for breakfast….just ask my husband!  Yep, he totally did that this morning.  😉

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