Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by! It’s been a while since I’ve last posted a new recipe or have updated my website. Since then, I’ve moved to a new location (from Oakland to the Big Island of HI.) I’ve changed some of my dietary practices and habits as a chef and a nutritionist (from high/ moderate fat to no oil, low salt) and most importantly, I’ve spent 3+ years working as a full time health coach with Omada Health, where I’ve been learning a ton about habit change theory, nutrition, fitness, and more.
I’m back to offering some new personal services as a coach, chef and soon to be personal trainer (stay tuned!) To get the tropical party started, I thought I’d share a recipe I put together for a recent demo at the 2019 Veg Fest in Hilo, HI. If you were at the event and didn’t grab a hand-out with the recipes, this is your chance!
This is a tasty, low calorie density, high fiber recipe, loaded with Mexican flavors that are zesty and spicy and FRESH! There’s no oil or fat sources in this recipe, but I recommend serving it with avocado, nut crackers or nut taco meat. Salsa, lettuce leaves or corn tortilla for your taco enjoyment would also work well.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
3 cups roughly chopped cauliflower
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup (packed) cilantro, finely chopped,
1/2 cup tomatoes, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup bell and/ or jalapeño peppers (you can use a combination, depending how spicy you like it!)
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp salt
1 TBSP nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp chipotle powder (or more if you like it HOT!
Method of preparation
Add the roughly chopped cauliflower to a food processor, pulse for a few seconds, until cauliflower is turns into rice texture. Transfer into a bowl (if you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the cauliflower finely to reach a similar texture)
Add all the rest of the ingredients to a bowl, mix well
Serve with salsa or sliced avocado. Add beans or marinated tofu for protein and more satiety. If you wish to “go raw” you can serve this with a “raw vegan taco meat.” This could be a meal in and of itself, a side, or an offering for a BBQ or potluck
Enjoy, be well, & hope to see you soon!