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Jul 3, 2013

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Recipe

I know this may not look like much… but it is so tasty!  I saw a chef on the Food Network make cauliflower rice long ago.  Now that I’ve been on my health kick (and it’s going to be a long term one!) and I want to reduce my intake of unhealthy carbs, I thought this would be a good time to try this recipe to replace my need and desire for rice and bread.  I was very pleasantly surprised.  Not only was it really good, it was really easy and quick to make.

As you can see, though, I added my own little spin to it so this isn’t just your average cauliflower rice recipe…

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Inspired by rices that I’ve had at some taquerias as well as the white rice at Chipotle, I decided to spice it up so that this cauliflower rice could be a complement to other dishes as well as a stand alone dish.  Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 large roma tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • the juice of 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Chop the first three ingredients and mix together.  To cut the cauliflower into rice-sized pieces, I suggest cutting off the green leafy part, cutting the head into slices and going from there (some recipes suggest grating, but that didn’t work out for me)
  2. Place your chopped cauliflower into a large glass bowl or a microwave-safe container depending on how you want to cook it.  Either steam it for 15 minutes or microwave it on high for 7 minutes.
  3. Once cooked, add finely chopped cilantro and the lime juice to it and season it with salt and pepper.

So easy!

I made this cauliflower rice yesterday because I made an awesome lean chicken ragu sauce that I just wanted to spoon over pasta and dip bread into.  But I resisted!  And I made this healthy cauliflower rice instead, and the ragu sauce was perfect over it.

By the way, besides being low carb, it’s also low calorie with no fat, and is anti-inflammatory and very high in plenty of good stuff, like antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and even has protein.  So eat up!

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Jun 11, 2013

One month down on Kris Gethin’s 12 Week Trainer!

As I mentioned in my last post, I hit the ground running with Kris Gethin’s 12 Week Trainer right after finishing Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer.  I had meant to take a week off in between the two trainers, but on very last day of the LiveFit Trainer, which was a rest day, the trying on of a bandage dress coupled with my gym withdrawal made me high tail it back to the gym that very night!

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Jun 6, 2013

End of Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer (& my abs are coming along nicely!)

Between all the things I’ve been trying to balance in my life, its been a while since I’ve gotten a chance to be able to sit down and write.  But with finals over and school out of the equation, I’m back on track!  By the way, blatant brag: I totally aced my java class that I was so nervous about :)  Another accomplishment during this time: I finished Phase 3 of Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer and even got started on a new program.

Here’s one way to track my progress… My abs!  It’s amazing what eating well and training can do for the body (some of you may know that as diet and exercise ;).
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Apr 28, 2013

Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer: In it for the homestretch!

Two more weeks to go!  I’m proud of myself having completely stuck to the schedule for the past two and half months.  I haven’t skipped a workout at all.  In fact, I’ve actually skipped rest days (not bragging and not recommending the latter; it’s just a fact.  Will explain later).

As promised by my wonderfully supportive beau, he got me this lululemon Live Freely tank as my reward for finishing Phase 2 of the program.  I think this is my favoritest lululemon tank yet!20130510-185028.jpg

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Apr 5, 2013

Clean Chocolate Blueberry Protein Cake Recipe With Peanut Butter Frosting

It exists and it’s SO GOOD.  Here’s a square of it with CLEAN peanut butter frosting on it.  Look how moist it looks!

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Since starting Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer last month, I’ve been jone’sing for some treats.  I have the occasional chocolate protein bar, but those can be sugary and more caloric, plus — I was really just craving chocolate CAKE.  So I started Googling and discovered the most amazing chocolate protein cake recipe ever.  It’s 100% clean and high in protein.  Since discovering this recipe, I’ve baked this about half a dozen times using several variations with different ingredients and sizes (don’t worry, I’m not eating it all by myself; I share!).

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