Cauliflower rice

I decided to have a little fun and make my own chicken dish which would resemble the popular Swedish dish “Flying Jacob” but make it Paleo approved. So instead of whipped cream I decided to use coconut milk. I substituted the banana for pineapple and also added onion. I skipped the bacon and the peanuts. The coconut milk I seasoned with chili sauce, sweet chili sauce plus salt and pepper.

All ingredients in my chicken dish
All ingredients in my chicken dish

Flying Jacob you serve with rice and since that is definitely not Paleo approved I remembered I read about something called cauliflower rice two weeks ago when I researched new recipes. I’m not a big fan of cauliflower but I figured I got to try it out anyway.

The cauliflower was pulled into smaller pieces in order for it to fit into our food processor. We used the pulse setting until it got a feeling of regular rice. I have to say, cauliflower do NOT smell good!

Cauliflower after being pulsed in the food processor.
Cauliflower after being pulsed in the food processor.

Next, I sautéed the cauliflower in the frying pan and after around 5 minutes it was ready to be served. (I used this recipe as a base but skipped the garlic and onion).

And the result? Fantastic! I have to say that the cauliflower tasted better than it smells. 🙂 I’ll try to make a fried rice dish next time. I love fried rice! Actually anything with rice I like. Hubby claims that I should have been born in Asia because I enjoy rice so much. 🙂

Dinner is served!
Dinner is served!

Kelp noodles

When I browsed for recipes for this weeks menu I came across something called kelp noodles. Never heard of it before so I had to research online! Kelp noodles are made from seaweed. It is possible to use kelp noodles right from the bag, no need to cook them. Just rinse and put them in a salad or mix with a sauce. Sounded interesting so decided to try the recipe, a Paleo version of “Spaghetti Marinara”.

I didn’t really expect to find it in a regular grocery store but I did. It was in the Asian aisle together with the other types of noodles that exist.

I can’t say it looked like it was going to taste fantastic and when I opened the box and took out the kelp noodles it felt like “plastic” and just plain weird.

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Both hubby and I was a little skeptical but we made the marinara sauce and mixed in the kelp noodles. We put it on the plates and started eating. Turned into a pleasant surprise! It actually tasted really good. I had pictured in my mind that we might have to go out for dinner. 🙂

Kelp noodles don’t really taste anything rather it picks up the flavor from whatever it is mixed with. In our case a chili and garlic pasta sauce. We weren’t 100% paleo as we added a little shredded cheese on top.

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Definitely not the last time we eat kelp noodles! We only used half the box and when opened it needs to be consumed within a few days so tomorrow I’ll try to make Pad Thai with kelp noodles. Stay tuned… 😉