New Rice the Cauliflower Way

Today I embarked on a new culinary adventure. I heard about using cauliflower in place of rice. I googled how to turn a head of cauliflower into rice look-alike. Many how-to’s had the same pros and cons so I picked one. Each one explained the equipment needed to get the job done. I had them all so I chose the simplest and quickest one – my food processor. After I washed and dried the cauliflower I gave it a rough chop and filled the food processor and pulsed three to five times. Voila cauliflower rice.

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I then chose my next step so I decided to make mine fried rice cauliflower. About a tablespoon of oil, onions, several spices along with salt and pepper were added as I cooked it like fried rice. The onions were allowed to become a little brown without burning for added color. Looks like fried rice to me.

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I heated up the last of the beef stew meat I’d cooked for other meals. OMG together they were a perfect 10. There was enough c-rice (my name for it) for two more meals.I put one in the freezer and I will have the remainder for dinner today.

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A delicious salad of choice would be a great addition to the meal along with the protein of your choice. Maybe the next time for me.

Have you tried cauliflower rice? If so how did you like it? If not why not give it a try?

2017 A New Year

Today is the beginning of a time no one has any clue how things are going to be. We all are in the same place-trying to make our way. Plans and resolutions are in place but how long will we adhere to them. One day, one week, one month, more. Then back to square one when we fall off the wagon.

I started a journey April 2016-not the beginning of any year. I’m still working my way to the finish line. My journey is more important than any other thought that crossed my mind at the Head of The Year-beginning of the Hebrew year I follow. It is also more important than any list I make for this year-2017.

Although I’m focusing on one major task I’m also moving forward in every other area of my life. This is my pruning, restructuring and conquering year.

I am becoming the person I was always meant to be. How about you?

Magical Miracle

For this weeks challenge, find some magic, and charm us with it.

I looked at the photo challenge and thought where can I possibly find anything magical to charm anyone.

I was going to a shower when I saw a sign directing us to the venue. I began laughing and then suddenly realized it would take magic for me to get to the venue the way the arrow was pointing.

May you be charmed.

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This Way Please

Tiny

Standing outside in the dark looking at the moon, I found myself face to face with an tiny interesting character. My focus went from the moon to the critter. I took photographs to incorporate into my weekly photo challenge.

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I’ve never had a spider up in my face like today. I don’t know what it is doing but it sure is funny looking.

When the Past Knocked

Sometimes the past knocks on the door of your present and informs you it’s suppose to be in your future.

That happened to me the first time a month ago. When I answered the door I was totally surprised the past had caught with me after many years.

My dream to be an acclaimed pianist as a child seemed like a unobtainable dream. I didn’t think my mother could afford to give me lessons so I never asked for fear of hurting her feelings. Many years later as an adult I started lessons when my daughter was taking them but I didn’t finish. Years later I decided to try again. I managed to take lessons for a whole year including a recital. Since that magical time-no more lessons.

Last week there was another knock. This time I was impressed to get my keyboard out. I dug into the back of the closet and found it. Much to my surprise my piano books were in the case also. Looking through the books I found my recital piece. I can still play some of the songs in my books.

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I found in my mailbox information about a music school that I will be checking out. Very interesting.

I believe I’m suppose to honor the knock and finish well.