We all have those days when we get home from work or running the kids from school to activities and we are absolutely exhausted. The last thing on our minds at that point is cooking dinner. Dinner can seem so overwhelming at times.
Last week I had that exact experience. I had a long day and the thought of starting dinner at 5/5:30 was overwhelming! That is when simplicity is at its best! Cooking doesn’t have to be an elaborate time consuming obstacle of chaos. Here is what I did to create a healthy, simple dinner that was on the table in less than an hour.
4 pieces of salmon
Handful of mushrooms chopped
Handful of small sweet peppers chopped
1/2 onion chopped
2 cloves Garlic minced
Head of cauliflower
Coconut Aminos/Soy sauce
Preheat oven to 400*
Coat salmon in olive oil, then season with salt, pepper, paprika and thyme. Cover a baking sheet with foil and lay our salmon. Squeeze lemon juice on top of salmon. Optional – cut lemon rounds and place on top of salmon as it bakes.
Put in oven for roughly 15 minutes.
Remove and set aside. Increase the oven to 425* now for the cauliflower rice.
As the salmon is cooking this is the time to chop up all your veggies.
Once veggies are chopped you can remove florets from cauliflower core and in small batches pulse in a food processor until it looks like rice. You can also use a fine grater at grate the florets if you do not have a food processor.
Take a large baking sheet and spread the cauliflower rice across it evenly. Try to get s single layer. Then salt and pepper for flavor. Pop this in the oven for 15 minutes. Remember to toss the rice a few times during the 15 minutes to get it to cook evenly.
While the rice is roasting in the oven sauté your onion and garlic in olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat and add your veggies with whatever seasoning you prefer. I added in salt, pepper and paprika.
While your veggies are sautéing chop up your cooked salmon into bite sized pieces. Once the veggies are sauteed add in the cooked salmon. At this point add in some coconut Aminos/soy sauce and some sriracha. Stir around and let the flavors blend.
Take out the cauliflower rice and plate it like any other stir fry. This was the yummiest dinner and it was so simple and not very time consuming!
Enjoy what you eat! Enjoy the process of making healthy foods to fuel your body!! Hope you enjoy!
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