Little did Melissa know that a line from her “thank you for inviting me to your ReNew You Ladies Retreat” text would inspire me to blog about the amazing event that I hosted last Friday, September 7, 10am-2pm at my home (aka my asset-moving queendom.) Assets and brains were moved. Minds were changed…literally and figuratively. Creative ways to discover and use our character strengths were learned and implemented. We shmoozed, we ate, we moved, we ate…did I mention we ate?… and lots of delicious, yet nutrient-dense food, of course! You know me I like to have my (Banana Dream) cake and my (cheap) vino too and I refuse to throw shrubs and twigs in a blender and call it a meal…Eeewww!
But instead of recapping the entire event, like I usually do when I move assets (and other body parts) at retreats, I will just tawk about the food…because, well, everyone LOVES to tawk about food right? And I want to focus on one dish in particular because it really seemed to blow the lovely ladies away. Let me just preface by admitting that I am SO not a good cook, and I don’t really enjoy cooking…there I said it 🙁 . I’ve been told I am great at throwing stuff together and making some really delicious yet nutrient-dense meals. If you’ve checked out some of my quick and easy recipes like cauliflower latkes, roasted brussel sprouts, or some other “Eat Like The AQ” tips, you’ll know what I’m talking about. This one dish even had lovely Linda P. proclaim that she is amazed that she actually enjoyed something made with cauliflower. So here it is, drum roll please:
The AQ’s delicious cauliflower fried rice
You will need: fresh or frozen cauliflower rice, chopped red onions, shredded carrots, peas, or veggies of your choice,crambled egg, chicken, or whatever you enjoy for protein, Bragg liquid aminos (near the soy sauce in your fav grocery store,) garlic (I cheat and buy the minced in the jar because I don’t chop garlic,) mixed peppercorns, roasted sesame seeds (in the sushi section of your fav grocery store) to taste
I don’t measure so you can do this all to your taste. Saute 3-4 red onions in a little olive oil and garlic. (I later use 100% pure olive oil spray with NO other ingredients and no calories.) Mix in 2-3 bags of cauliflower, add above spices to taste and brown. Use olive oil spray to moisten if needed. Add veggies of choice (steam them first.) Add Bragg liquid aminos to taste, add protein, and stir periodically. You probably won’t need to add sea salt because the Bragg’s is naturally salty and the longer you cook it, the crispier it gets. Wallah!! (spelling?) You’re good to go!
Everyone LOVED this dish: even our beautiful Georgia peach, Linda P. (and we ate Georgia peaches too!) What’s so awesome is that: 1. it would take about 9 cups to equal the amount of calories in one cup of fried rice and without the added fat….WOW! 2. The dish is loaded with lotza much needed vitamins, minerals, and fiber and 3. Everyone was SO satisfied but not overly full. Now I am not at all a carbophobe am I at all gluten-free, but I make some great calorie-reducing swaps where I can so if I feel like eating 17 of Jeanne’s delicious cookies, I will! Making simple and small swaps, like spices for sauces, or cauliflower for rice, or real fruit for sugar in your yogurt is what will change your body, your brain, and your life for good!
Whether you move your assets with me weekly, or have at a past retreat, conference, or motivational seminar. Or you’ve read my blog or my book Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank!, you know that my entire philosophy is Tiny Tweaks = Big Benefits. Small daily changes, as well as focusing on adding positive things to our lives is what absolutely works to bring more JOY and less OY to us! This philosophy has helped me, my family, friends, clients, and countless others who have listened to and applied my shtik to change their lives for
good great! And I’m pretty sure that Melissa’s eye-opening experience went beyond her new-found love of The AQ’s delicious cauliflower rice. 🙂
“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen
Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com
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