Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – just one of the 25 ways I know how to cook with cauliflower.
Who needs 25 recipes for cauliflower, you ask?
Well, probably no one really. But a conversation about cauliflower rice was the catalyst for me starting this blog. This is a story about how and why I started food blogging. While spending the weekend in San Diego with one of my best girlfriends, we started talking about cooking.
My best friend has never loved cooking. Over the years she has asked me for recipes several times. When she does, I usually rattle off some list of ingredients and tell her how easy it is. She said, yeah I am sure it’s easy for you. Everything is always easy. We started laughing about this, and I said: “yeah, I probably have like 25 recipes for cauliflower in my head.
For the past 16 years, I have been a Forensic Scientist.
I’ve worked as a Forensic DNA analyst, crime scene investigator, cold case homicide investigator, and a digital forensic analyst. There are so many parts of my job that I’ve loved. The science is just one of them. I cannot tell you how rewarding it is to solve a cold case and bring some closure to a family that has suffered a significant loss. Bringing unbiased truth into the courtroom in the form of forensic evidence was a duty that I felt passionate about.
Yes, this job had a lot of great rewards. But, it is no understatement to say that being a homicide investigator takes a lot out of a person. I’ve seen unspeakable violence. I spent the majority of my working hours engaged in some pretty ugly reality. Working as a homicide investigator has oddly given me a few skills that have made this being a food blogger possible. Science, first of all, because cooking is science. And photography skills because taking pictures of food is necessary.
While I know that have the camera chops – it’s going to take some practice to create beautiful food photography. (These photos = Exhibit A) I’ve been photographing dead people, and blood spatter for 16 years. It should translate perfectly, right?
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This blog is also space for me to create something beautiful and positive to share with the world.
If I had to call out any dream job, it would have to be becoming a travel food writer. I cannot think of any other role that would fulfill me more completely. It encompasses all that I love. Cooking, photography, travel, and writing.
So, I’ve decided to give it a try and see where it takes me. Here I go – I’m taking the skills that I’ve used to do a tough and stressful job and put some happiness out there in the world. I hope to see you around.
Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice
- 1 head Cauliflower grated with a box grater
- 1/2 White Onion finely diced or grated
- 1 cup Frozen Peas
- 1/4 cup Cilantro finely chopped
- 1 Lime juiced
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large skillet add coconut oil, diced onion and salt, and pepper. When the onion is caramelized and golden brown, add grated cauliflower.
- Salute cauliflower until tender.
- Add frozen peas, cook until warmed.
- Add diced cilantro and lime juice.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.