Thai Red Curry Vegetable Medley

This qualifies as a nearly instant dinner or fast food all by itself, and makes an ideal side dish to complete a meal with chicken or fish. You can of course do this with just about any fresh vegetables also if you have the time to clean, chop, and cook them. Thai Red Curry Vegetable […]

Cauliflower Curry with Crab, Corn, Carrots and Cilantro

It wasn’t until I had all the veggies steaming in the microwave that I noticed the alliteration, honest! Yet another case of steamed veggies plus a little protein transformed by a Thai sauce, in this case a yellow peanut sauce. I have always liked Pollack, a creamy white fish, ever since I grilled a fresh […]

Thai Green Green Curry

Normally I wouldn’t bother with the frivolity of not-normal colored vegetables such as this green cauliflower (note not a broccaflower or whatever they are). But this one was a dollar cheaper than the usual white variety so caught my attention. I also usually go for color contrast in a dish, but I wanted Thai green […]

Red Beans And Cauliflower “Rice”

A couple of liberties have been taken here – I used a can of chili beans (pinto beans I think) and the “rice” is just cauliflower florets – I don’t even bother to chop it fine anymore. Red Beans And Cauliflower “Rice” 1 cauliflower 1 16oz can chili beans (or use red beans with 1T […]

Creamy Cauliflower Cheese With Green Chillies

A little light sour cram and a bit of grated cheese makes a wonderfully creamy cauliflower cheese out of cauliflower “rice” that goes beautifully with fish. Creamy Cauliflower Cheese With Green Chillies 1 cauliflower prepared as cauliflower “rice” (see link above) 1/2 cup light sour cream 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese – the stronger […]

Cauliflower Dirty Rice

Cauliflower is a flavor chameleon – it will absorb and mimic whatever it is cooked with or if reheated in the same pan that was used to cook fish, shrimp, or chicken it will pick up the remaining juices and flavors. You can mix in any leftover portion and produce a new tasty dish or […]

Spicy Cauliflower Enchilada “Rice”

Previously I have prepared cauliflower rice plain, but I had some spare enchilada sauce sitting in the fridge so decided to spice it up a little. Spicy Cauliflower Enchilada “Rice” 1 head cauliflower cut into small dice 1 cup red enchilada sauce e.g. Las Pamas Cilantro optional Prepare the cauliflower normally for “rice,” cutting into […]

Chips, Dips, ‘n Snacks

Summer parties and gatherings are a problem for a diet as just about every chip, cracker and snack is a diet disaster. Raw vegetables make a great substitute for chips and crackers – a vehicle for the dip with a lot of crunch but few calories. Dips are more of a problem since this is […]

Cauliflower Rice With Chicken And Snow Peas

I had read several raves about cauliflower “rice” so I had to try it at the first opportunity and it’s every bit as good as the reviews. Texture and flavor are both very similar to normal rice, with just a hint of cauliflower taste that I enjoy, but you can cover that with a sauce […]