Stir Fried Cauliflower Rice

I’ve wanted to try this for a while and in my efforts to eliminate heavy carbs from my diet, this is a great way to lighten up veggie fried rice. So here’s my version of cauliflower rice.

The main ingredient – one large head of cauliflower, pulsed and ready for the frying pan.

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The veggies: Spinach, broccoli, broccoli slaw, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, peas, red bell pepper, and onions. Seasoned with garlic powder, curry powder, ginger, basil, sriracha pepper flakes, and sautéed in olive oil.

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Finally. Added the cauliflower, two eggs (slightly beaten), a good splash of soy sauce, and stirred it all up.

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A meal in itself and I didn’t need a nap after eating this – a keeper!

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Revamped Sliders – veggie style

Being a vegetarian is easy; cutting the carbs requires a little more effort. Tonight’s dinner was a tasty spin on the very popular sliders popping up everywhere.

A grilled veggie burger tucked between two grilled portobello mushroom caps replete with the fixings was filling, low-cal, and carb-free. A side of grilled broccoli helped keep this dish healthy and low-fat.

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For a healthier version of pub grub and an addition of carbs, baked potato fries would be a perfect side for this dish!

 

Eggplant Lasagna

This is a new one for me. Eggplant Lasagna vs. Eggplant Parmesan. I’d definitely make this again – bubbly, cheesy, comforting, delicious!

I omitted breading the eggplant to lighten it up a bit and broiled (instead of fried) the slices before baking in the casserole. Layers of lasagna ingredients with eggplant substituted for the noodles: ricotta, mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce. All ingredients are low-fat and a little piece goes a long way.

Keeping it healthy and delicious the best I can!

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A great winter dish and a lighter, leaner, low-carb substitute for lasagna.

 

Pasta Primavera

I’m excited about spring and nothing communicates my moods better than food. I’m gradually shifting from heavy-winter-comfort-food to light-fresh-healthy meals. This dish was heavy on the veggies and light on the noodles. Light cream, a dab of tomato paste, and veggie stock from the sautéed mushrooms made a light earthy flavored sauce. Plenty of fresh and dried herbs finished it off. Delizioso!

 

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