One other recipe that I made last week involving cauliflower rice horrified Ian to his core. He hates fish, cauliflower, olives and mushrooms so when I told him what I had for lunch he lost color in his face and only managed to get out a meagre, "Ew." I got some Alaskan Cod on sale at Fresh Market and prepared it by seasoning with salt, pepper and garlic powder and then I coated it in a mixture of jarred Alfredo and chopped peanuts. I added it to a non-stick skillet and cooked a few minutes on each side. To go with it, I heated up some cauliflower rice, which was already flavored with Italian Cheese (I didn't see that on the bag when I bought it). In a small bowl, I combined jarred Alfredo, grate parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper, mushrooms and Greek olives. When it was all combined, I mixed it with the cooked cauliflower and then heated that up in the microwave for about a minute. Look, I'm not obsessed with jarred Alfredo or anything but it was leftover in my fridge and it's only 35 calories for a couple tablespoons. It adds a creaminess to the cauliflower so it had a mushroom risotto vibe to it. I served it with a big pile of fish on top and again had a huge lunch for between 6 and 700 calories. The kitchen smelled like cod for awhile but it was worth it. I used that same recipe for cauliflower rice to go with my steak last night. Look at how much I could have without feeling guilty! Plus, a healthy side meant I got to have a New York Strip. I'll take that trade off anytime.
I promise I won't talk about cauliflower rice again next week but when I say it is worth a try, I mean it. It's not just me convincing myself a diet product is good. You need to add flavor but once you do, there aren't many limits to what you can do.
Have a good week y'all!