Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

A delicious and easy Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’ recipe that is packed with plant protein!

It was that time again to do a massive fridge clean out and make sure that I had used up all of the fresh ingredients I had left in my fridge! This is a fantastic way to make sure that you are not wasting any food and therefore money, each week. I cannot recommend it enough!

With my fridge clean out, came this creation… Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

Now, you can either use a little manual hand blitzer (I got mine from Kmart here) or a food processor, however I find the food processor makes the cauliflower too fine.

For anyone who hasn’t bought edamame salad before, this is what I buy from the freezer section at Woolworths!

This recipe is high in plant protein and full of flavour! I hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚


Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

Serves: 5
Time: 30 mins

What you need:

Blitzer/chopper, wok or big fry pan, measuring utensils, chopping board, knives.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp (20ml) minced ginger
1 tbsp (20ml) minced garlic
2 tbsp (40ml) tamari or to desired taste
1 or 2 tsp sesame oil
pinch of chilli flakes
1 bunch of broccolini cut into cm pieces
2 cups of baby spinach
1 packet of edamame salad frozen
2 tins of organic brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1 cauliflower, blitzed into ‘rice’
2 tsp of olive oil
1 tsp pink salt
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
black pepper to taste

*coriander optional to serve

Method:

  1. Begin by placing florets of the cauliflower into the blitzer. Pulse until it meets a ‘rice’ consistency, but it’s not too fine. Do it in small batches, I did about 4.
  2. Drain and rinse the lentils.
  3. Heat the olive oil in the wok over a medium heat. Add in the garlic and the ginger and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the cauliflower rice and stir to coat in the garlic and ginger, cooking for 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the spinach, broccolini and the edamame salad, stir well at frequent intervals. Cook for 8 minutes until the vegetables have softened but broccolini is still firm to the bite.
  6. Add in the tamari, chili flakes, lentils, salt and sesame oil. Stir and cook for a few minutes until well flavoured.
  7. Add the sesame seeds and serve.

You may choose to add more tamari or chili flakes, depending on your taste buds.

Happy cooking lovely’s

Steph xx

Meal Prep Protein Power Bowl – GF, Vegan

A fun power bowl packed with heaps of nutrients and protein with plenty of colour and vibrancy!

Hello my lovely’s!

This week for meal prep I made up some Power Bowls!

This creation is high in protein and nutrients and will keep you feeling full, long after lunch time!

As a rule I like to choose between 3-5 vegetables before I make any meal. That way I have a wide variety of nutrients getting into my body. From there I select a protein source and then make sure I have healthy fats in there too (pepitas and hemp seeds).

That’s what I do before I make any meal! So if you are just starting out, it might seem complicated but that’s how I like to make my meals and it works really well for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Unintentionally there are 6 main sources of protein in this meal that I coincidentally chose for this meal; quinoa, chickpeas, edamame, broccoli, hemp seeds, pepitas. Not to mention trace protein in the other foods!

I hope you enjoy this recipe guys!

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Protein Buckwheat Pancakes – Vegan, GF

An easy gluten free, vegan, pancake recipe for 1!

Ive been playing around with a few pancake recipes lately and I’ve been really enjoying these protein pancakes I created!

I use Happy Way Vegan Vanilla protein in this recipe and it works really well to add that little protein boost first thing in the morning.

Pancakes are always a favourite but usually they are time consuming and make so much mess!

This recipe however takes me 10 minutes from start to finish and they are easy as!

Plussssss they are gluten free and PCOS friendly! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

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Protein Buckwheat Pancakes

Serves: 1

What you will need:

Fry pan, bowl, spatula, measuring utensils.

Ingredients:

1/2 a Frozen Banana
3 Tbs of Buckwheat Flour
1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein (around 1 Tbs)
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/3 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tsp Olive Oil

To serve:

1 heaped Tbs of Coconut Yoghurt
3/4 cup frozen Raspberries melted
1 tsp of Chia Seeds
1 heaped Tsp of Rice Malt Syrup

Method:

  1. Place half a frozen banana in a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave. Mash until smooth.
  2. Next add 3 Tbs of Buckwheat flour to the banana bowl. Next add in the baking powder, the protein powder and the almond milk.
  3. Stir well to create the batter, smoothing out all lumps and creating an even consistency.
  4. Heat a pan on medium heat with 1 Tsp of Olive Oil. Turn the heat down to low, and pour the batter into the pan creating 3 even sized pancakes 5mm thick.
  5. Cook slowly until the batter starts to harden and create bubbles. Once you are confident the pancakes will flip, carefully use a spatula to turn them over.
  6. Cook until golden.
  7. Place the raspberries in a bowl and place in the microwave for 1 minute.
  8. Serve the pancakes on a plate with the coconut yoghurt, chia seeds and melted raspberries. drizzle on the rice malt syrup and serve.

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!

Happy cooking!

Steph xx

Green Dream Smoothie.

Green can be healthy AND yummy too! This recipe for my Green Dream Smoothie is my current obsession and will be yours too!

Hola friends!

I am currently obessesed with this green smoothie creation. It is so easy to make and you can add or edit the recipe how ever you choose!

Depending on how I feel I will either have a drinkable smoothie or a smoothie bowl with yummy toppings on top. I will offer a variation for either type of smoothie.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!


Green Dream Smoothie

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 frozen Banana
1/2 tsp of Spirulina
1 handful of Baby Spinach
1 tsp of Maca
1 tsp Chia Seeds
1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder
1/2 a cup of Almond milk (for bowl) or 1 cup (for smoothie)
1 cup of Ice

Method:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender or nutribullet.
  2. Blend. Stop and start the blender and use a spoon to mix it all and then blend again. You may need to bang it a few times and shake it up, then continue blending until all smooth.
  3. You can always add extra water or almond milk if you need to.
  4. Serve in a bowl with your favourite toppings or in a glass as a smoothie.

For this recipe I topped mine with macadamias, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.

But the ultimate topping? PEANUT BUTTER!
Trust me.


I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I do ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy smoothie making!

Steph xx