|Secret Ingredient Asian Stir-Fry – link to recipe in post|
Back in June (really? It’s August already?) I had the honor of receiving The Food Stories Award for Excellence In Storytelling from the lovely and talented C.J. Her, along with her team of foodie judges (including Jen from Juanita’s Cocina, Kim from Treats and Trinkets, Jennie The Messy Baker, Uru from Go Bake Yourself, & Heidi the Young Grasshopper) selected me from over 25 other nominees. Wow! I can’t thank you each enough. And a special thanks to Abby of Seaweed and Sassafras for nominating me for the award.
As stoked as I was to have won, you all know I’m a bit of a procrastinator. Around mid July I was finally getting around to making my acceptance, when the dreaded blue-screen of death came and claimed my computer. After an entire week without my laptop, my data in mid-backup-limbo, and two days straight of scans, anti-virus downloads, and reboots, things finally began to look normal again. Computer problems that jeopardize my data are possibly the most stressful thing I’ve ever encountered… am I the only one who suffers from (nearly) my entire livelihood being kept in cyberspace?
But I digress… at last, my computer boots, my data is safe, and all is right with the world. Onward!
This may look like a simple rice stir-fry, but there’s something a little different this time. Can you see what it is? There isn’t any rice in it! That’s right, this dish is entirely grain free. I know it, I know… it looks like rice… but really, it’s a vegetable in disguise. I recently discovered that cauliflower can make quite a convincing substitute to grains… and while I don’t have a grudge against good ol’ rice, I’m quite taken with it!
This dish falls into the category of a one-pan wonder… quick to throw together, tasty, nutritious (though I suggest adding a protein if you want to make a meal out of it), and cooks up in one pan for easy clean up. Plus, for those with any dietary restrictions, it’s entirely grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
For the recipe, and the rest of my acceptance post, click here: