I'm back! New Location, New offerings, New recipe!

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

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Serves 1-2 

Ingredients 

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 

OPTIONAL: 

1 TBSP nutritional yeast

1/4 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp chipotle powder (or more if you like it HOT!

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Method of preparation 

  1. 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)

  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients to a bowl, mix well

  3. 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

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Enjoy, be well, & hope to see you soon!

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