I have a confession to make, since having my daughter last year in July… I haven’t watched or read the news. In fact I have stayed away from newspapers, commercial tv and internet news on purpose and I have no idea what is going on in the world unless someone tells me or posts something about it on social media. Is that bad? Something about having little ones just made me more sensitive or “emotional” (that’s what my husband says I am), and the news is always horrible and depressing. Yet I have never felt more positive about myself and appreciative of everything I am blessed to have or do, or the beautiful people I have in my life. I like my kind of news much better…
Paleo Kitty’s breaking news: My daughter who just turned 1 can now climb… onto the couch!
See that’s pretty cool news 🙂
Back to non-child stuff.
Week 2 of CrossFit Iron Lion’s Whole30 challenge and everyone is doing so well. I personally am loving all over this food. Never again will I think of clean healthy food as monotonous or boring. It’s seriously awesome. I have never been so excited to eat my food either. But that could be because I’m on the whole30 ;p
We had a Whole30 “pot luck” and trivia night down at the box (well done Team 2), and it got me thinking about what kind of dish I could make a lot of and could change up if needed. I think fried rice is an easy dish to make and also dress it up when it wants to go out and be fancy.
Behold! Cauliflower Fried Rice – BYO Meat
- 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 brown onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- diced zucchini
- diced yellow squash
- diced carrot
- diced cooked bacon – whole30 approved
- Salt and pepper to season
- coconut aminos (approx 2tbs)
You can add any whole30 approved vegetables that you like in your fried rice. Green Beans would be great, celery, asparagus, mushrooms etc etc just check out your Whole30 guide.
I used grilled chicken that I had cooked up in my weekly cook up and tossed it in at the end, but you could use beef strips or pulled pork (always try and use pulled pork!). Whatever takes yo fancy!
Getting Your Fried Rice On
In a food processor, process your cauliflower until it is rice like size.
In a wok or electric wok or fry pan (whatever you have but make it big) heat the coconut oil on a medium to high heat. Once it’s starting to smoke add the onion and garlic. Stir constantly until fragrant.
Then add your diced vegetables and stir until just tender. Then add your riced cauliflower, bacon and coconut aminos and stir to combine. Add your extra pre-cooked meat of choice or if at all and stir in.
If you have a lid, place the lid on the pan and leave to steam for a few minutes. Don’t leave it for two long because it will end up mushy.
Season with salt and pepper and if required a dash more of coconut aminos.
Chow down on that! It’s delicious. I topped mine with raw cashews for my fat intake.