I was grabbing a quick lunch from the Whole Foods salad bar a few weeks ago and they had a salad I hadn't seen before. It was a cauliflower tabouleh. I love trying their salads. One of my favorites is their kale and avocado salad. I wasn't too sure about this one, but I went with it and and grabbed some grilled chicken thighs to go with it. Then I sat down with a kombucha and dug in. And OH MY GOODNESS it was SO GOOD! So much flavor. I think it was all the fresh herbs, the parsley and mint, that gave it such a powerful and delicious flavor. So today, when I looked in my fridge and saw a bag of cauliflower rice, I decided I needed to make it. And if you're wondering what "cauliflower rice" is, it's just the lazy version of chopping up your own cauliflower. And I'll admit, I love it! It's so convenient. I'm always sautéing cauliflower rice to go with my dishes so I love having it on hand. You can find it in the produce section of most grocery stores with the other pre chopped and bagged vegetables.
I tried. I really did. But the overwhelming amount of pumpkin in my face everywhere I went today sucked me in. Call me basic. It's okay. I can't help it. Pumpkin is just so good. I'll admit I'm not much of an Autumn/Winter girl. I love summer! So it's odd that I would be celebrating the change in seasons. But I'm not too upset about it just yet because it's still in the 90s here. And I'm still soaking up every last drop of sunshine. Ice cream felt a bit rebellious too. At least I'm not making pumpkin soup and pumpkin lattes yet. Plus any excuse to try a new flavor of ice cream is always welcome. Enjoy!
I love tostones. They're delicious. They're crunchy and they remind me of a better version of chips. But I don't eat out that much so I rarely have them. I was looking at some green plantains at the grocery store the other day and suddenly I found myself buying them and dreaming about making tostones when I got home. I wanted to make some sauces to go with them and then I decided I'd add a little protein via shrimp and the next thing I knew I had this beautiful appetizer. I will be making these for any and every party I'm invited to because they turned out better than I even imagined. And don't be intimidated, they're actually super easy to make.