Mom’s Chinese Salad

Mom’s Chinese Salad

salad meal

OK, before you ask, I have no idea why it is called Chinese salad. I made this recipe countless times for different occasions (birthdays, pot luck, Christmas, New Year, etc.) and I never know what to say when someone ask where the name is coming from.  The salad is not even Chinese!!

This recipe was passed on to me by my mom. I asked her about the origin of its name and she's never been able to answer. Hahahaha, oh mom! That is why I renamed it “Mom's Chinese Salad”. That way I can just say that my mom made up the name. ūüėČ
I did not change any ingredients from the original recipe; I simply adjusted the quantities a bit to balance the protein, fat and carbs better. I assure you the picture doesn't do it justice: this salad is simply amazing!

Hope you like it as much as I do. Let me know in the comment box below or by rating this recipe. You can also tag me on Instagram @vic_r.c and share your thoughts there.

Thanks and Enjoy!

Spicy Eggplant

Spicy Eggplant

Chinese eggplant

I always had a hard time cooking eggplant. They are so simple but yet so tricky. If too cooked, they are mushy; if not cooked enough, they are not tasty at all. Each time I go to an Asian restaurant, the eggplant is so delicious, flavourful and perfectly cooked. I tried and tried to do it and I finally go it! “Practice makes perfect” as they say… (more…)

Salmon Bowl

Salmon Bowl

salmon buddha bowl

Salmon has many health benefits, especially on the brain, thanks to its high concentration of Omega 3 Fatty acid. It can help reduce cerebral inflammation, increase cognitive capabilities, and much more. I am not an expert in this but I can say that I have seen its effect on a person close to me. For that reason, this recipe is very close to my heart. It is simple and easy to put together. It is filled with protein, healthy fat, and it is low in sugar.
As per the sauce, I had some fresh cilantro in my fridge so I thought something refreshing on the salmon might be good. It turned out to be delicious.

Once you try this recipe, we would love to have your opinion on this recipe, so go ahead and leave a comment below. If you try this breakfast sweet potato and share a picture of it, don’t forget to tag @vic.r_c on Instagram so we can see what it looks like.  

Thanks and Enjoy!  

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!