Who doesn’t like a little alliteration in their blog post titles??
Last week I made a couple delicious and inventive side dishes – Cilantro Cauli-rice and Candied Carrots – by following two recipes from Practical Paleo, a book I’m practically in love with right now. See what I did there?
I really enjoyed making both of these; the recipes were really simple and they took two pretty boring vegetables and spruced them up into two exciting dishes in practically no time at all. Ok, I’ll stop with all the “practical” jokes – as opposed to practical jokes. Dear god…
Candied Carrots 🙂
Ingredients: carrots, dates, coconut oil, and salt.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, toss chopped carrots and dates in coconut oil and a bit of salt, bake in oven safe dish for 30 – 40 minutes.
I baked mine for longer than the recipe called for because I like my carrots a little softer. If I’m going to cook carrots, I want them cooked. I don’t really know what that means.
Cilantro Cauli-rice 🙂
Ingredients: cauliflower, 1 tbsp coconut oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 1/4 cup fresh cilantro.
Chop up cauliflower and shred in a food processor (or with a grater); melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat; add shredded cauliflower and salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste; cook for 10 min; remove from heat; and add chopped cilantro.
Looks like real rice, right? Sorry – more alliteration.
This “rice” is amazing! My co-blogger and BEST FRIEND, Meghan, is in love with this stuff. I mean, it’s an intense kind of love. For real – she went as far as to make something like five servings all at once and ended up putting to good use the one tupper ware container we own that is entirely too big for literally anything else. Good job, girl!
I also created a pretty good little circuit to get my heart racing and some sweat drippin’ for my workout on Thursday. (I used 15 lb dumbbells for the upper body exercises.)
This little guy kicked my butt and I loved it! Hopefully I can use some heavier weights next time, that is, if they aren’t missing again. So weird – I think people are stealing the weights from our apartment gym. Or maybe they’re borrowing them? Because sometimes they’re there and sometimes they’re not. It’s certainly a mystery. But it’s not nearly as mysterious as it is really freaking annoying. Who steals/borrows weights from a community gym?? So strange and becoming a huge impediment to my workouts. (In all reality, I probably can’t curl 20 lb weights, but for the sake of complaining, I’m pretending I can :))
The entire MegBek household is feeling awful today 😦 Monday is no bueno. Hope you’re all feeling better than we are!