So, it’s pretty safe to say that I am a foodie. Most of the images on my Pinterest are of food. Considering the fact that I have a picky eater, I’m always looking for new recipes to make more MiniBoo palette friendly meals. But the moment I came across a picture of Tijuana Street Fries, I made the executive decision that MiniBoo just needs to try new things.
With such a busy schedule, weekday meals are pretty nonexistent. It comes down to whatever I can cook the fastest, but not anymore. Half Baked Harvest has seriously sparked my interest in cooking these mouth watering dishes. I know you are probably viewing the site and wondering how I plan to make a meal that takes 8 hours, and it’s easy to explain. Some of these more intricate meals are prepared on the weekend. Here’s a little tip, Trader Joe’s is practically empty on Saturday morning. Plus, you should always start with a plan.
1. Plan a day to go grocery shopping
2. Plan a prep day: a day were you cook your meals and then freeze them
3. Heat it up and eat when ready to!
It’s really not as difficult as it seems. With a plan and basic cooking skills, meals like this are a snap. Just think, there are two holidays coming up and for most of us, we will be preparing the meals for them. Why not take a load off and prep early. Two other great food blogs with amazing recipes that will go perfect for either Cinco De Mayo or Mother’s Day are Meals Full of Color and Brit + Co (not exactly a food blog, but has a ridiculously amazing food category!).
Here is another great recipe that you can prep early or make the day of.
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Yield 4-6 servings
1 large head cauliflower, roughly chopped.
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter (or dairy free butter)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to tast
1 fresh lime, juiced and zested
1 large handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Add the cauliflower to a food processor and lightly pulse until it resembles rice (do not over pulse). Transfer the cauliflower rice to a microwave sage bowl or dish and add the water. Cook on high for 5-7 minutes or until the rice is nice and tender. Add the remaining ingredients mixing very well. Serve warm as a side dish or in place of rice next to your favorite meal.