stir fry is a sneaky thing. in my book, it’s sneaky in the sense of being absolutely PACKED with vegetables & minimally fluffed with excess/unnecessary extras. this sesame basil beef stir fry is hands down my favorite thing i’ve come up with [as of this moment] because it is JUST SO TASTY & is so simple!! each + every time i have made this, i am surprised by the deep flavors of the sauce, vegetables, & steak — all separately & more together!
one night i had the idea to make a fried rice [with a cauliflower substitute] after seeing a simple video of making a panfried rice with just soy sauce. i wanted to adapt it to use the ingredients that i use regularly, so i figured i’d just be testing it out… turns out, the flavor came THROUGH & it was truly spot on, delish, and a perfect substitute, so it stays ! my chicken fried [cauliflower] rice is perfect for a quick & easy weeknight dinner, to make ahead & take for lunch at work, or really any meal at any time. it takes no longer than ~15minutes MAX to get it from fridge to bowl, & the flavor packs a punch in the best way!
you know how you can put hot sauce on literally anything and make it great? it 100% works that way with roasted cauliflower, too. when you roast the cauli in buffalo/hot sauce, it takes away that air flavor of the vegetable & makes it kind of sweet, in a way… which likely sounds strange because we are talking about hot sauce… stay with me.
when you go out to breakfast, the sides are always SO good but also tend to make you feel SO not great. like bacon, sausage, potatoes, etc. they are usually kind of *really* greasy. having breakfast sausage is actually such a solid way to get protein at the beginning of the day, and if you do it yourself, you get to choose what goes in it, how much you have, and how you feel when you eat it!
so this dinner bowl came out of left field in my mind but was immediately right. i love a good dinner where all the contents are in one bowl – where you can get a taste of everythang in one bite. this gives me that.
this sweet potato breakfast bowl has become my new version of oatmeal. it’s paleo and is the perfect sweet fix for a hearty breakfast.
it starts with a base of baked mashed sweet potatoes [photo], and there i add in cinnamon and sometimes water, depending if the sweet potato mash needs to be smoother.
my grain-free version of avocado toast uses sliced roasted sweet potatoes that i just pop in the toaster before making the toast! sweet potatoes generally take kind of a while to cook, especially if ya want them to be just right. i’ll usually roast them ahead of time and just toast them (yes, in the toaster) when i want to eat!
how i prep the sweet potato toasts
one of the green veggies i always have and will throw into any salad or mix with other roasted veggies is brussels sprouts. i never had them growing up, and always only knew them as that vegetable in the movies that no kid ever wanted to eat. fast forward years & years later, as i’m an adult, & i try brussels sprouts; i become hooked. Continue reading
this salad is everything. IMO, it’s great for lunch or dinner. i’ve been eating it for over a year several times each week, and i am still not bored of it.