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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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I know, I know. Chinese sausages is super bad for you, but I had it in my pantry and needed to use it. OKAAAY Confession: I actually forced my parents to buy me some fresh ones when I was back in CA for winter break. Anyway, now that I think about it, I don’t really crave for Chinese sausages anymore because it just sounds too sweet for me, but when I made it, it was soooo satisfying & delicious. You can always sub out the Chinese sausages for other meats. I’ve already made it with chicken twice.

So here’s what I did. With fried rice, you basically cook everything separately and just put it in with the rice in a big pot. I scrambled 4 eggs, heated some mixed veggies (I bought the huge frozen Costco pack), & cooked the sliced chinese sausages. Back at home, my mom would stir fry garlic and ginger and add the rice so I did the same, just with cauliflower rice. Then you add in all the ingredients you cooked before and voilaaa. Got yourself some cauliflower fried rice. Add pepper, sriracha, soy sauce, you can have whatever you liiiike. Lil spoon likes cilantro in his fried rice because it reminds him of Oakland Chinatown fried rice, so you can give that a try too. Enjoy!

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Cauliflower Rice

Ah. The one thing we can’t do without. Rice.

When big spoon and I found out about this rice substitute, we looked at each other and realized, yup, maybe we CAN go paleo. This is probably the Paleo dish Vivian and I have the most experience making. This dish is like the spaghetti to our meatball, or the vanilla ice cream to our apple pie (which I haven’t had in forever…sigh). Rice has been a staple food to our lives, and now…cauliflower rice is the staple to our Paleo lives.

This dish is quite simple to make. Take a head of cauliflower and cut them into manageable pieces for your food processor. Then pulse it until its the consistency of long grain rice. Melt some coconut oil or butter onto a pan. If you’d like, throw in some minced garlic first. Then throw in the “rice” and cook over medium til the desired texture is obtained. Depending on the main dish, I also like to chop some cilantro and mix it in.

Note: when making this, you will realize why Vivian and I make our cauliflower rice for the whole week…because it gets EVERYWHERE. I’ve never had to sweep after cooking, but this never fails to bring the broom and dustpan out.

I present to you, rice.

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-Lil Spoon

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Banana Pancakes

What are you doing at 6:30AM? Sleeping? Getting ready for your day? I’m in the kitchen mushing bananas. So since we saw Paleo pancakes onĀ changeofpaceforme.com‘s Instagram…big spoon and I knew this was a must. I mush 1 banana with a fork in a bowl for every egg, (2 total for us). Sprinkle in some cinnamon and almond flour, mix til the consistency of batter and BAM…pancake mix. Melt some coconut oil on a pat on medium heat and cook evenly on each side. When flipping, somehow my inner Chinese tells me I have to use a combination of spatula and chopsticks…whatever works. We both like to melt almond butter and sprinkle coconut flakes on top of the pancakes.

This goes perfect with a couple of breakfast sausages and a cup of coffee…a meal that’ll give you energy to do anything in the morning, like carry a certain somebody’s ridiculously heavy backpack to school =). Apparently Podiatry school requires their students to take courses on bricks.

Here’s the masterpiece:

BOOYA!

Banana Pancakes

– Lil Spoon

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