Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Mr. Rice and me…

I always had issues with cooking rice. I just cannot consistently cook good rice. It is either mushy and overcooked or hard and undercooked, but it is rarely perfect. Having a Caribbean background, I admit this is quite shameful. I know you might think this is ridiculous as rice is one of the simplest and easiest things to cook, but for some reasons, I don't get it. I really don't. Even my relatives tried to show me times and times again but, I am telling you, this is a lost case.

So, because Mr. Rice and I are not the best of friends, I turned to cauliflower rice. It is simple, quick and my success rate is always 100%. Yay! The rice is entirely made of cauliflower; it is basically shredded cauliflower. It is used instead of regular rice so it is an excellent way to integrate more vegetables to your diet. If you are not sure how to make cauliflower rice, I suggest you take a look at the Inquiring Chef's guide on how to make light and fluffy cauliflower rice. It really only takes 5 minutes to make in the food processor.

I am sharing with you here my Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe. If you like it, please let us know in the comment box below.  Remember to tag @vic.r_c  if you share it on Instagram. We would love to see how it turned out for you.

Thanks and Enjoy! 

Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach Pesto

Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach Pesto

vegan pesto

One day, I was home and I wanted to eat pesto. Not only that I did not have any pesto at home, but I also did not have any basil or parmesan. I was off to a bad start as those are the main ingredients of the traditional pesto recipe. Since I had a lot of spinach on hand, I thought I could use that instead of basil. I did my pesto completely vegan and I thought it turned out good… until my mom tasted it. Let me explain.

A couple of weeks ago, my mom came to visit and stayed with us for 5 days (we don't live in the same city). I had decided to make this nice chicken & coconut sauce recipe for dinner and it was going to be delicious. For some reasons though, the coconut milk turned and the chicken ended up in the garbage.

(I don't know if you are like me but I always try to impress my parents with my food when they come over to show them that I can cook too.  To my despair, each and every time they come over, without fail, I burn or overcook something. Too much pressure I guess. Hahaha.)

Anyway, to come back to my failed chicken recipe, I had to make something else quick for dinner that night.  I decided to make my sundried tomatoes and spinach pesto with pasta. When my mom tasted it, she could not believe how good it was. For the following 3 days, all she wanted to eat was pesto pasta. LOL (true story).

Here is the recipe for you to try. If you want to share your opinion on this recipe or have questions, please write in the comment box below. If you post a picture of your pesto on Instagram, please tag @vic.r_c so we can see what you came up with.

Thanks and Enjoy!

Turmeric and Zucchini Turkey Meatballs

Turmeric and Zucchini Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs

If you are looking for a simple, flavorful and quick recipe, this is the one. These Turmeric and Zucchini Turkey Meatballs are ready in just 30 minutes. You can serve them over pasta and tomato sauce, in a bun, with a salad, in a bowl, etc. Whichever way you want to eat them, the possibilities are endless.  You can easily make those from scratch in no time on weekdays and they are always a hit. 

Turmeric has become one of my favorites spices to use in recipes. The reason being, it has multiple health benefits. Turmeric can help prevent or reduce effects of some diseases. One of the best-known benefits of this spice is its anti-inflammatory compound. Some studies show that Turmeric is more effective than most of the over the counter pain medication. You might not know but, it can also help prevent weight loss. 

You should know that Turmeric does not have a strong taste so it is easy to pair with different foods and spices. If you want to know more about the numerous benefits of Turmeric, I suggest you to visit https://draxe.com/turmeric-benefits.  In the meantime, if you try this recipe, leave a comment below as we always like to know what you think. Oh, and don't forget to tag @vic.r_c if you share it on Instagram.   

Thanks and Enjoy!