Cauliflower Fried Rice

I grew up in a family that enjoyed Chinese cuisine. I enjoyed the soups, noodles and especially the fried rice. Overtime, I developed an appreciation for the unique ways each restaurant made their own fried rice dish. But, just last year something changed the fried rice game for me. It was cauliflower “rice”!  In this recipe, I take some of my favorite ingredients from different fried rice dishes and gracefully incorporate them into this recipe: pineapple, all natural bacon, cashews, green onion, eggs, cilantro and raisins. In the end, I skip out on the soy sauce and instead use a combination of amino acids, sesame oil, and a tad bit of fish sauce. Intrigued? Better be because you’ll be so surprised how this dish hits the spot and you didn’t even see it coming! Continue reading

Honey Garlic Shrimp

The past couple weeks, husband and I haven’t been eating so well. And our bodies felt it. This past week, we decided To Eat Healthier, as one tends to do after binging on takeout food and feeling horrible. So, what does that mean? Well mainly, it means I add a ton more veggies to every dish I make. We also stop eating out. Oh the difference this makes.

Confession: I used to not like shrimp. I think it was somewhere along my pregnancy with Ari that I started to really like shrimp. Now I actually crave it once in a while. So for this recipe, I decided to go with shrimp and veggies for dinner. I bought some baby broccoli for this dish since we normally rotate between spinach, kale, asparagus, and broccoli for our dinner veggies. Plus, broccoli is great for sautéing.  Continue reading

Rice & Split Pea Chicken Porridge

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January brought rain, snow and cold temperatures to California this year. But, as much as I love the cold, it also brings or can exacerbate illnesses. One day at work, I had a patient that was very sick and weak and hadn’t eaten for two days. Fortunately, this proved to be an easy fix when his sweet wife came in with one of his favorite dishes: chicken rice porridge. He ate it all up and had enough energy to get through the day. This post is dedicated to that couple who proved that food is not only the way to someone’s heart but also to their health and healing! Continue reading

Bison Chili

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California hasn’t given way to Fall temperatures but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying Fall recipes in my kitchen. What I enjoy about Fall and Winter is: they are seasons for making hearty and easy soups. This post is inspired by a gift – a lovely package of natural ground bison. To me, there is nothing better than being gifted with quality food. Thanks, mom!  Continue reading

Skirt Steak “Fajitaco”

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I grew up in a city infamous for its taco stands and had street tacos a few times each month with my dad, mom and sister. Tacos are one of my dad’s favorite things so this post is dedicated to him. Hi Dad! In turn, I have learned to respect the tastes of lime, cilantro, onion, bell peppers, corn tortillas and an array of meats. Over time, I’ve learned how to modify those flavors to suit a healthier menu. Continue reading