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Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

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Hello Hello, my friends.  Where did July go.. I want to know… tell me, please??  I know we say this every summer.. it just goes by too fast.

I wanted to share that I have a new video that shows how to make Cauliflower Fried “Rice”.  I’m telling you, it’s so good.  It comes together in 10 minutes or less.  Make it what you want by adding in your favorites veggies or proteins.

Like I said in my video, I don’t like the frozen riced cauliflower you buy in the market.. just has a funny taste.. but do buy the already riced cauli in the produce section. Better yet, if you have a food processor, save yourself some money and rice your own.

I hope you see how easy it is to pull this meal together.

I love hearing from you and don’t forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe.

My next cauliflower video will be Cauliflower “Potato” Salad.  Stay with me.

Thank you for all your support and being here. I love the response.

Judy 

 

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Cauliflower “Potato” Salad (with WW Smartpoints)

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Cauliflower “Potato” Salad (with WW Smartpoints)

Happy Summer, friends!!!!  I hope you are all enjoying your summertime and staying healthy and safe. So far so good over here.  The weather has been quite nice.  We took a trip to Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago and was such a nice break.  Beauty, is the word I would describe Tahoe. Just a beautiful place to hike, bike and enjoy water activities.

Here are just a few of the 100’s of pictures I took.  I told my husband, I just can’t stop taking pictures.  Seriously, it was that beautiful. I even saw a bear’s butt.  Don’t get that confused with a bare butt now. LOL

 

Ok, so moving on from vacations to food.. now, that’s more like it. Chop chop, Judy. Speaking of “chopping”….

Of course you know all the rage is about cauliflower.  I love cauliflower and grew up on it. Mostly, my mom would roast it in the oven.. plain, salt, that’s it.  There is a lot you can do with this beautiful white vegetable.  Check out my YouTube channel where I make a dish called “Zahra” (meaning flower).  CLICK HERE to watch it.

I’ve made you wait long enough.

I made this cauliflower salad for my family and then again for a July 4th party. This is so good.. the crunch, the “potato salad”, the color. Just yum.

Makes approximately 10 servings.  You can add even more veggies to make it bigger.  Each serving is 1 Weight Watcher Smartpoint (and that’s for the mayo).

Ingredients:
1 large head of STEAMED cauliflower, cut into bite size florets
3 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
1/3 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chopped asparagus
1/2 cup of corn
1/3 cup of chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped curly parsley
3/4 cup light mayonnaise (I like Miracle Whip) (7 smartpoints)
1-2 T of lemon juice.
Salt, pepper, paprika or any herbs or spices of your choice. I love that the paprika gives it a little orange color.

Now, you know this your world and you can put what you want in this salad for other veggies, but this is what I did.

Steam your cauliflower florets. I think it’s best to steam as they won’t get water logged.  I steamed for about 15 minutes.  Steam it to the texture you like.  I didn’t want them too raw, but not soft either…. so like baby bear.. “just right”.

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Once the florets are steamed through, let cool.  While cooling, chop up your other vegetables.

Look how pretty.

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The dressing is fairly simple. I’m all about simple, folks.

Mix the mayo with your herbs and spices you choose and the lemon juice or you could use apple cider vinegar as another option20180704_174343

Once your cauliflower is cooled, add it to the bowl and mix it with the dressing.

Boom!! Done!!  Cover and let sit for a few hours or overnight in the fridge… or as they used to say in the old days, “ice box”.

 

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Those eggs make all the difference if you ask me. So many options to add to this, really.

Give it a try and be the talk of the town.. or the party.. or your own family.. or yourself. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog, once again.  You are all the best in my book. I do have a book.

Love your comments and let me know if you try it.

Judy ♥

Summer Time Grilled Veggies

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As summer kicks-off, I thought I would do a re-post for all you grillers out there.  Enjoy!!!

I LOVE my grill pan.  I picked it up a  Bed, Bath & Beyond – see it here.  If you love veggies and love to grill, you can’t go wrong with this.

You can see what I cut up and put in the pan…. onions, mushrooms, red pepper,  green beans, zucchini and some summer squash.  I spray the grill pan with canola or olive oil spray.  In a separate bowl, I put in all the chopped veggies (all about the same size pieces).  In a small bowl or cup, I eyeballed and added about 4 T. olive oil, 1 T. balsamic vinegar and some spices (whatever you want).  Stir it up and pour over the veggies and give them a toss.  In the meantime, heat up your grill pan on the grill, get it hot with the cover of the grill closed.  When you are ready to start cooking them, just put them in the hot grill pan and listen to the sizzle… ahh.. music to my ears.  Keep the grill cover closed and give them a push around the pan every few minutes.  Once done the way you like, grab some oven mitts and pull them off the grill.  I’m telling you, you will never eat boring veggies again.

Now.. ideas for these veggies… besides a side dish, of course.

  • Put them over pasta with grated Parmesan cheese
  • Put them in a salad
  • Veggie wrap
  • Use as a pizza topping
  • Pulse in a food processor and use as a spread or dip
  • Toss with cooked chicken or shrimp and pasta
  • Make a veggies quessadilla with cheese

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As always, thanks for stopping by.

Judy