Omnivore's Dilemma. although a book about food and nutrition and the sourcing of food was highly entertaining and a fun read. I ran across this quote from the book today and I remember when I read it in the book. It caused me to think about how different our food is these days. Even innocent fruits and veggies come in a bag with added preservatives to help them stay fresh longer. My best advice which I'm sure you have heard is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store which is where the fresh food is located and buy minimally from the central isles which is where the processed food is. Eat fresh and whole foods.
Yes, I have found a new food to love. It is the wonderful cauliflower. This vegetable is so versatile and can be used in many different ways so that you don't really even notice that its a vegetable.
I first learned to love cauliflower as a kid, when it was covered in a thick cheese sauce. Now that it has been many years since we have had a cheese sauce on a vegetable in our house, we have found many other ways to fix cauliflower. Here is one of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower. This recipe can be adapted to suit your tastes by changing out the spices or adding different kinds of meat.
Stir Fried Rice
1/2 head of cauliflower
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
2 tablespoon sesame oil
4 green onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
1 egg if tolerated
1 cup mushrooms sliced
1 cup of snow peas sliced
1/2 cup asparagus sliced (optional)
cooked shredded meat of choice (optional)
Heat the oil in an iron skillet until shimmering and add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Run the cauliflower through the grater of a large food processor. Try to make sure all the particles look like the size of rice. Add the cauliflower to the skillet and stir fry for 4-5 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables and spices and cook until finished, another 5 minutes or so. Add cooked shredded meat of choice or a stir fried egg on top to make a compete meal. Enjoy!