I’m so excited to be able to do another Guest Post for an amazing blog, Veggies Don’t Bite! First off, thanks to Sophia for allowing me to be your Guest Blogger this week! I had the pleasure of meeting Sophia awhile back at one of my morning workouts. After chatting with her during class, I came to know about her wonderful site. Being a foodie myself, I immediately looked her up and have since been following her amazing site. Watching her blog transform to the site it is today has been inspiring. Not to mention, her recipes and photographs are absolutely mouth-watering.
When Sophia mentioned that Asian food has been one of her cravings this pregnancy, I was excited to share my recipe for Stir-Fry Cauliflower “Rice” with Tofu and Vegetables!
This is my first time making use of cauliflower “rice”, and I have to say this technique is absolutely genius. The main ingredient of this dish is, of course, cauliflower chopped finely into rice-size pieces and cooked to act like rice without the added carbohydrates. It’s perfect for use in many cuisines, because similar to rice, it readily absorbs flavors from spices and sauces.
Since Asian food is a staple in my home and a family favorite, my first instinct was to make an Asian-inspired stir-fry cauliflower “rice” dish. To make this dish a complete and filling meal, I decided to add tofu, lightly pan fried for added texture, and a few fresh vegetables such as bell peppers and onions. One of the main perks about prepping this dish is that my food processor did the majority of the work, such as chopping the cauliflower down to ‘rice’-size pieces and chopping the onions and bell peppers.
I kept the sauce fairly simple, comprised mainly of every day ingredients. It consists of tamari sauce, balanced with a little maple syrup for an element of sweetness, and combined with a small amount of coconut milk for creaminess. I also added some chili sauce for heat and topped it off with some green onions and freshly picked Thai basil from my backyard.
The resulting dish was delicious! It was very easy to make, healthy, packed full of flavor, and a well-balanced meal for the entire family. My husband and kids thoroughly enjoyed it and my 4 year old even took leftovers for lunch the following day to preschool. After watching my family devour this dish on several occasions, I always regret not making more!
On a side note, before I leave you with the recipe for this delicious dish, I wanted to announce a save-the-date for my next Whole Foods Cooking Class! I ran my first cooking class at the Whole Foods Market in Del Mar, San Diego in August and it was awesome. Not only was the class completely full, everyone loved all the dishes I demo’d that day and I was instantly invited back to run regular cooking classes there. So save-the-date for my next class. It will most likely be Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at the Whole Foods Market in Del Mar, San Diego. These classes are FREE and open to the public, so if you live in the San Diego area, I would love for you to attend and have the opportunity to meet you in person! This is just a save-the-date, which will soon be followed by details and how to RSVP.
Now back to this amazing Cauliflower “Rice” dish!
Head on over to Veggies Don’t Bite to read my guest post and get the recipe for Stir-Fry Cauliflower “Rice” with Tofu & Vegetables (vegan, gluten-free)!
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