Why is it that when I basically drop a frying pan while my son is sleeping it doesn’t disturb him however when I literally hold a sneeze in all hell breaks loose.
I’m going on basically zero-none sleep currently and loads beyond loads of caffeine is fueling my current state of mind. Heartburn on Fleek.
Also lack of sleep usually leads to bad food choices which completely goes against my “better me” self challenge. I’m not talking about a piece of chocolate here or there, or a slice of bread, I’m talking pizza hut/steak n shake has been on my mind like there’s no tomorrow =/
So to kick the craving I needed to create something with enough punch (in flavor) and large enough quantity that I could kind of go to town on and help swerve my unhealthy craving in the right direction.
And if anyone knows the key to my heart…. Indian food solves all of my problems (you probably were expecting like wine or chocolate, like every other female out there, or maybe all of my other blog posts) but no, not me. It’s Indian food that really soothes my soul. Sweet melodies of turmeric.
I also literally am obsessed with rice. I think that came from living in Tokyo in my younger years. I literally had a staple diet of rice. I also ate it almost every single day and NEVER got sick of it. It had saved me from starving myself on school trips when my only options of food choices were Natto, Salmon, Fish Head….. Rice was always there a la carte and never let me down. And we became best pals.
No this doesn’t replace the texture of sticky rice. Or really any rice. But it sure as hell comes really stinkin’ close. SO why replace something so perfect? Because honestly, like most grains, I tend to over do it. I also would love to eat it with every meal and can’t unless I want to live at the gym and expand my ass ten sizes. No thanks.
So you can eat a cup of this and only forge 50 calories. Like WHAT? Yeah. You can basically have 10 cups of cauliflower rice and stay at 500 calories. I mean I don’t think you would want to eat that much unless you want to crop dust the entire universe, in which case I don’t think you could even get away with crop dusting, everyone would know you were the supplier.
But in all seriousness it is really good, when done correctly. I don’t like it plain. So with tandoori already having been on my mind from yesterdays recipe posting I decided to keep with the influence of the beautiful India and spice up my cauliflower with some turmeric. Such a simple one ingredient add on and it really does a whole lot with the flavor. It is subtle but not? If that makes any sense….. It works. I wanted to add onion and red pepper to make this more of a whole meal with some different texture. I am a texture person (I would like to say that most of us are but don’t want to speak for everyone). I also added my leftover tandoori chicken and MIND BLOWN. Really. You don’t HAVE to use my tandoori recipe, but I definitely suggest. It brings this dish to the next level. You can also add lamb (I would spice with some of the spices I used on my chicken). If you are needing to keep this vegan friendly maybe try some mushrooms (ga-ross, can’t stand ’em.) Or add a little bit of spinach at the end.