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CHICKEN FRIED CAULIFLOWER RICE

Everyone loves fried rice from the local Chinese take-out place but what if you want to have a meal that even resembles something healthy? You clean it up!

I was standing in front of my open refrigerator trying to decide what to make for dinner for my family, surveying various things that needed to be eaten or cooked before they went bad when a half a head of cauliflower and a large already baked chicken breast called for my attention. What do to with already cooked chicken and this cauliflower that had been partially used to make mashed “potatoes”? Well fried rice of course! Isn’t it obvious? J

To many people this sounds gross and even intimidating but I swear to you that it is none of those things at all! It’s downright DELICIOUS and super easy! I tested the final result on my 3 and 1 year old boys and some pretty picky eaters at the office as well and everyone loved it. (Side note: I also tested it on my husband but he doesn’t count because he will eat anything).

So if you open up your refrigerator and see some left overs that are about to reach the end of their life span I say get creative – you just might end up with a new addition to your regular meal routine; I did!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon grass fed butter (unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoon cold pressed sesame seed oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 large (about 6 ounces) skinless chicken breast, already cooked and diced
  • ½ a head of raw cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (you can do more if you like)
  • 3-5 tablespoons coconut aminos (to taste)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Warm the butter and sesame seed oil in a large frying pan on medium heat and add the onion and carrots. Sauté until softened then add in the diced chicken. While those are sautéing chop up the cauliflower into florets and place it in a food processor. Process on “pulse” until it was small and like rice; you do not want to over process it into a paste! Add the cauliflower into the pan and mix everything together and cover. You will want to “steam” this mixture until the cauliflower is tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes. In the meantime, scramble two eggs in a separate pan, add into the main pan once the cauliflower is reading and toss together. Add the peas now so they stay firm and crisp. Finally, add the ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, coconut aminos, sea salt and pepper. When this was all done I felt like it was missing something so my secret ingredient is 1 teaspoon of tomato paste mixed with a little bit of water and then all tossed together. Cover and let the peas cook for just a minute or two and voila! Healthy chicken fried rice.

Enjoy!

Holistic Healing

All too often in my practice the average new patient coming in for their first appointment is someone who has been everywhere and tried everything. The story is played out over and over again in my office “I have been to so many doctors and tried so many different kinds of medications or tried “x” amount of other therapies and nothing has helped” and often the next few words are “but so and so said you changed their life so here I am. How can you help me?” And my answer is always the same – I will take a whole body, Holistic Healing approach. It is my professional and personal standing that everything in the body that occurs, good and bad, stems from your nutritional status. If your body does not have the most basic things it needs to run you will show depletions in other forms of your life. We start there. Always. But next we need to focus on what other parts of the body are helping to create whatever it is you are experiencing and that is where the Holistic Healing comes in.

To really feel the best you ever have and to really overcome whatever obstacle is in your way to feeling great a whole body Holistic approach must be taken.

You have to make changes on ALL levels:

  • Physical (through nutrition and exercise)
  • Mental (through Holistic Healing counseling, meditation, and other mind exercises),
  • Emotional (through identifying what patterns and negative behaviors exist and figuring out together how to work through them)
  • Spiritual (through really being able to listen to your inner guidance and knowing your body, heart and soul).

Often my new patients know this on some level – they know that being tired all the time isn’t right. They know that having emotional extremes through the day isn’t really “normal” and most know or feel that just another med isn’t going to really fix any of these problems. Most have even, as I said before, reached out to many conventional and sometimes unconventional forms or treatment or help only to find themselves feeling the same, or worse and having spent sometimes thousands of dollars in the process. What have you been missing? Again, it’s the Holistic Healing, whole body approach. To focus on just one part of the problem will not fix everything. You must start at the root of the issues to weed out the underlying causes and in effect the symptoms. Symptoms after all are nothing more than the body crying out warning signals that something is wrong – to simply treat that symptom would be to miss the message’s purpose completely.

Think about it this way – if you have let’s say a skin condition does it make sense to simply apply a steroid cream in hopes them skin condition will go away? And anytime it comes back use that very damaging cream again and again? Or would you rather find out how and why the skin condition is happening in the first place? Maybe you are having digestive dysfunction due to low enzymes in the gut, or you have high anxiety from some emotional issue that is then causing the low enzymes? The body is a complicated mechanism that deserves attention on all levels, not just the surface. Conventional medicine views the body as being a separate functioning mechanism to the rest of our being, each body part functioning independently and not synchronizing as one. Holistic healers see the body and the person as one and there is no distinction between the two. There is no separation.

My job and my goal is to EDUCATE you, INSPIRE you and above all EMPOWER you to become a conscious creator of your physical, emotional and spiritual reality. Our aim in working together is to achieve a balanced lifestyle where all of the parts of the body as a whole are working together – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Only then will you truly resolve the underlying problems you are facing. I can help.

Yours in healing.

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