SPD: Yeast Free Cauliflower Stir Fry

I'm having a weird deja vu this morning. I feel like I've already posted this recipe, so I went back through all my recipe posts to double check and I didn't find it...but I know I've at least edited these photos below before! And I couldn't find those either. This means there are only two possibilities, a) I'm losing my mind or b) I'm dreaming about the blogging process --editing photos, writing the post, etc. And if (b) is the correct answer, then (a) is also true.

So there you have it, I'm losing my mind. (Speaking of dreams, I used to have these terrible waitressing dreams back when I was a server...where everything would go wrong and I felt extremely frazzled and always cried. They were actually nightmares. But I digress...)

Before I made the transition to my yeast free lifestyle, I researched a ton of recipes that met the guidelines so that Steven and I would still be able to have a lot of variety in our meals. One thing I keep seeing was the use of cauliflower as a rice substitute. At first I was leery (a veggie in place of a grain?), but I must say that this is probably my favorite yeast free/Paleo recipe I've made to date!

Here is the original pin from Stir it Up!, using cauliflower as a substitute for rice in a yummy stir fry!
I didn't follow her recipe verbatim because I didn't have a lot of the ingredients on hand. I also added my own twist to this dish with chicken and red chili pepper flakes for some spice! So feel free to be creative as you want! It's a pretty basic recipe and impossible to screw up!

2 chicken breasts, cooked
1 head of cauliflower, separated in florets
1 small onion, minced
1 large carrot, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
1 tsp celtic salt
black pepper to taste
red chili pepper flakes (optional, only add if you want some heat to this dish)

- Cut the chicken and set aside.
- Cut up the onion, carrot, and green pepper and set aside.
- Take the cauliflower florets and blend them in the blender until they resemble rice.
- In a large saucepan on medium high heat, add the coconut oil, onion, carrot, and pepper. Let cook for      about 5 minutes or until they start to get soft. Next, add the cauliflower and chicken. (You want the cauliflower to get soft too, but not too soft to the point where it's just mush.)
- Add the salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Mix it all together.
- Garnish with avocado, cilantro, and lime if you'd like and enjoy!
This stir fry was delicious! And with the heat from the chili flakes it actually resembled Thai food, which got me thinking that next time, I'm going to add some cashews and pineapple to this dish just like  my go to order at a local Thai joint we love! YUM!


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J and A said...

Yum that looks delicious! Thanks for testing it out for us! :)

Katie said...

oohh my this looks SO good! I have been wanting to try the whole califlower thing too :) thank you for linking up lady!

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

My mouth is seriously watering. Looks delicious girl.

Courtney said...

Wow, yum! I never thought cauliflower could look so delicious!

Sarah and Stewart said...

I often have moments like that where I feel like I'm losing my mind... I've actually had a few this week... I blame the holiday weekend.

This recipe looks delicious, I love everything in it!

Sarah @ Life As Always

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Kelly said...

This looks really good! I love a good stir fry.

Jeneric Generation said...

Okaaaay, I really do think we might be long lost twins. For one, I have waitressing dreams frequently. I dream that I don't care about my tables at all, and I just hang out in the kitchen apathetically. It's horrible. Also, this recipe looks amazing! What a great idea. On a totally different note: I think we may disagree on the Oxford comma. I tend to be against it. Can we still be friends?

Lauren said...

Danielle! That looks insanely yummy. I'm thinking of cooking this this weekend :) xo

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Patty said...

That looks delicious! I love thai-inspired dishes. Have you tried making dishes with shirataki noodles? They're a great gluten free substitute, and really low calorie. I prefer the tofu shirataki, but the miracle noodles are good as well.

(I'm selfishly asking hoping you'll post some good ways to cook them ;) )