Friday, April 23, 2010

Fajitas, Spicy Salsa & Spanish "rice"

Hello all! 

So glad it is Friday and the sun is shining! What are your plans for the weekend? I am going to do a 5K race on Saturday morning, a long run on Sunday and hopefully get some veggies planted. I also ordered Food, Inc. from my netflix and am looking forward to watching it. 

The other day I was checking out Heather's blog (Sweetly Raw) and she had a yummy recipe for fajitas. They looked so good, I got them started that day. I used sliced baby bella mushrooms, an orange bell pepper and a sweet yellow onion. I soaked them in Heather's marinade over night and the veggies softened just enough that I did not need to dehydrate them. They are so good. 

Alongside, I made some Spanish "rice" as I had cauliflower to use and it seemed perfect for the fajita meal. 

Spanish "Rice"

1 head cauliflower 
1 bell pepper (I used orange)
handful cilantro
Onion (I used a leek)

Process cauliflower in food processor to make "rice"

process bell pepper and onion

add chopped bell pepper and cilantro to cauliflower mix

Mix above ingredients together and set aside. 


1 avocado
chili powder juice of 1 lemon or lime
1/2 jalapeno pepper
1 teaspoon garlic
squirt agave

Mash together in bowl. Add to cauliflower mix and lightly toss together. Enjoy! 

I ate some as a snack in endive leaves. Yum. 

I made a quick salsa to go along with the meal. 

Spicy Salsa

2 tomatoes
handful cilantro 
1/2 jalapeno pepper

Blend together and enjoy. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend! :)


  1. I have never made raw "rice" before with cauli. Here's the thing, my hubs and child hate cauli. They are 99% with me on all veggies, but that's one they dont like. I think it's the cabbage smell and for skylar, it's texture too. Does making it into "rice" like this at all help with that do you think? Is it really rice-like? i.e. spiralized zuke noodle pasta really to me IS like pasta..

    sorry for all the questions but i really want to try my hand at this..great job!

  2. These recipes are perfect for Cinco De Mayo. Yum!

  3. I almost forget. Good luck running your 5K :-)

  4. Yummmy! They look great, as does your spanish rice! I will have try that - will prob do it with parsnip since I admit to not being a fan of cauliflower. Have you tried parsnip rice? Its soooo good, and a bit sweet!