Cauliflower Fried Rice

Fake rice, aka cauliflower rice has been quite famous recently. Saw it on maaany blogs, with pictures so mounthwatering…I honestly couldn’t wait to try this out and when I finally got my food processor that is the thing I made immediately. The recipe is very simple, and I made my fried rice with stuff I had on hand. And now about the results… I think this is almost too good to be true. Delicious and light, I felt 100% satisfied, but wihout the usual guilt after eating loads of fried carbo. My (Chinese) husband’s reaction: ”The rice is strange”. Nevertheless, he finished his bowl. So I would recommend it to anyone, just expect something similar to rice, and you’ll be surprised!
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Ingredients:
1 small head cauliflower
1 carrot, shredded
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 eggs
2-3 tablespoons soysauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons chopped scallion
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First how to make cauliflower rice. Cut your cauliflower to small florets, wash them and dry completely. Don’t use the cord of the cauliflower. Put the small florets into food processor bowl and pulse a couple of times, until it resembles rice grains. Set aside.

Use 1 tablespoon of oil to make scrambled eggs. Try not to overcook as I did. Set aside.

Heat the remaining oil on the large skillet or a wok, put in cauliflower rice and shredded carrots, stir fry for a couple of minutes. By the end of the frying add eggs, season with soysauce, sesame oil and scallion. Try and season to your taste.

Or course you can put everything you want into your fried rice. This is just the simplest version of all:) Enjoy your veggie meal as soon as possible!

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Chia Seeds Pudding

I can’t believe it’s 2015 already! It’s time of diets, detoxes, exercises and smoothies – just to keep up with our New Year’s resolutions. And while my resolutions don’t concern those, after spending three intense weeks in Poland I feel I need to change my diet for a few weeks or so. Polish food is everything but healthy and easy on the stomach. Having spent a couple of months away in China, I was really missing my mum’s delicious and heartwarming meals. And so, I didn’t put many restricions on myself while spending festive season in my hometown. We were all quite stressed out this year – most of my family was meeting my husband for the first time; Christmas do require a loooot of cleaning, preparing, cooking and baking and finally our wedding reception. All went wonderfully in the end and as always, I now feel I’ve been stressing out too much. Since coming back to China, I’ve been trying to enjoy healthy breakfasts, because I’ve been suffering from lack of energy for a long time already. Also I’ve been limiting my caffeine intake to two cups a day (I’m a big coffee drinker) – this has been resulting in some really unbearable headaches.
I got the idea for today’s breakfast from goop website. Chia seeds are extremely healthy, but what makes a deal for me is that, this pudding is actually very tasty. Try it with your fav combination of fruits!

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Ingredients:
1/4 cup chia seeds
2/3 cup almond milk/water
favourite fruits
nuts to garnish
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Mix the chia seeds with almond milk or water, stir for a while. Put into the fridge for a few minutes.

Add your favourite fruits on top (I used passionfruits and a banana) and garnish with nuts (I used almond flakes).