Monday, July 23, 2018

Cauliflower Rice Paella

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All of us could use more vegetables in our life and cauliflower rice is a good way to do it, but once you've busted out a couple of cauliflower rice stir fries it's time to expand your repertoire and this quick and easy Cauliflower Rice Paella recipe does just that. 



Ingredients:

1 bag of riced cauliflower (or a head and you can make it yourself with a food processor)
1 t. paprika
1/2 c. boiling water
Pinch of saffron
1 t. chicken bouillon
1 bell pepper, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
2 plum tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. frozen peas
2 oz Spanish chorizo, finely chopped
6 oz shrimp
Optional: 1 chicken breast, diced (We didn't include this, but a traditional paella would have more than two meats...of course, it would also be made with rice, lol.)
Oil for cooking



Directions:

1. Bring 1/2 c. water to a boil and add the chicken bouillon and a pinch of saffron to steep.
2. Prep the veg. 
3. Heat oil in pan, then sauté bell pepper, garlic, chorizo, paprika, and scallions together until parcooked then remove from heat and place in a bowl on the side. (Cook chicken in this step, if using.)
4. Add shrimp, peas, tomatoes, and cauliflower rice to the sauté pan with chicken bouillon/saffron water mixture and cook until just done. (Word of caution: cauliflower rice cooks really fast, so be careful not overcook or it will be mushy, which is no fun.)
5. Add back in the veg to combine and finish cooking, then serve.

Serves 2-4, depending on portion size.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Getting back into the groove

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At the beginning of the year we promised we would blog twice a week (I may have been the one who promised, Mr. Awesome might have said something like - 'Wait, what?'). And for a minute it happened, but then you know...life. 

We recently returned from an amazing trip to California to Sequoia National Park; Yosemite National Park; and the Rubicon Trail. We were humbled by the rugged natural beauty of these renowned spots as well as the kindness and generosity of the strangers who became friends that we ran the Rubicon trail with. It was a birthday and Independence Day celebration we'll never forget.  

The General Sherman in Sequoia National Park.

Looking down Yosemite Valley.

Heading along the Rubicon Trail. 

Now we're back and trying to remember how to do this whole "real life" thing. We are striving for more balance and creating a life we don't need a vacation from, so stay tuned for local Utah adventures. Plus, we're refocusing on healthy eating, so there should be healthy, veggie-centric recipes coming your way, like cauliflower rice paella that we're going to try tonight. And now that we've finished painting the main level of our house (with the incredible help of an awesome friend) maybe I will finally get some after pictures of the chairs we were refinishing


What are you doing to make the most of your summer?