How to Make GLUTEN-FREE VEGGIE FRIED CAULIFLOWER RICE

I would 100 times choose a home cooked meal verses a restaurant one. I try to live a healthy lifestyle and this way it allows me to control what goes in my body. One of my favorite meals to order from outside is fried cauliflower rice . I always thought it is a hassle to make at home and it would never taste as good as at a restaurant. I was so wrong!! This easy recipe changed my outlook.

I love cooking simple and healthy meals that are ready preferably in under 30 min. This cauliflower fried rice is so easy to make, full of flavor and low in carbs. Loaded with veggies for extra nutrition. Shrimp is optional, you can use chicken instead or fully skip it and make this meal vegan friendly. Check my version of the Asian classic dish.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 stalks green onion
  • Fresh ginger
  • 1 cup of frozen green peas
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 bags of frozen cauli rice
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • Splash of gluten free soy sauce
Optional

Shrimp, deveined

1 bunch of organic baby bok choy

1 cup of snap peas

Fresh cilantro for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a pan or a wok add the sesame oil
  2. Add the shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on each side for 3-4 min. Set aside.
  4. In the same pan heat up the oil of your choice
  5. Add the green onion and garlic
  6. cook for 1 minute. Try not to burn the garlic
  7. Add the cauliflower rice
  8. Cook for 4-5 min
  9. Add carrots and green peas, red bell pepper and grated ginger and cook for another 2-3 min
  10. Crack two eggs in the cauliflower rice and mix in until eggs are cooked
  11. Do not overcook because it can get mushy
  12. Add splash of soy sauce and snap peas and bok choy, I like to add those at the end so they stay crunchy .

Serve it in a bow add the shrimp and garnish with cilantro , enjoy!!!

What I Want for Summer 2021

Here are a few affordable items that I am adding to my cart so I can be ready for summer!

All the items go really well together but can also be combined with so many other pieces and take you from the beach to dinner.

These bikinis from Amazon are such a high quality, so soft and stretchy and the cut is super sexy. If you are going to purchase them be aware that top and bottom are sold separately and they sell out quickly. They have great neutral colors that will look so good with tan. I am tempted to order more.

I know wool hat is not really for summer but this one just screams french classy to me and I don’t care I will be rocking it!

High quality white linen button down is essential for everyone, this doesn’t need much explanation.

Hair claws will replace my scrunchies this summer for sure.

I love those square toe flat sandals. I have been obsessed with the style for a while now but the ones I picked up last summer were high heels and I am glad I found those and can let my feet rest and still be trendy.

High quality canvas tote will go a long way! Great for the beach, overnight trips or as take it as a carry-on on the plane

Trendy pair of sunglasses that doesn’t break the bank gets me super excited. I can’t tell you how much I love this pair from Amazon.

White Linen Button Down H&M- https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e6wig9c5s47

Bikini from Amazon – https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e6wghnc5s47

Wool Hat H&M- https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e6uqjbc5s47

Square Toe Flat Sandals from Amazon- https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e6wfytc5s47

Hair Claws- https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e6wf3uc5s47

Marc Jacobs Tote – https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e6wg6qc5s47

Sunglasses- https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nvh9c5s47

How To Use Aloe Vera Gel In Your Hair Overnight

Does your hair feel dry, brittle and lacking luster? Maybe it’s time to add a little extra moisture to your mane. Especially if you are reaching out to hot tools and chemical treatments more than you should.

I feel like with the seasons changing and entering into warmer months my hair suffers a lot and gets extremely dry ! I was really tired of my unruly, porous hair and decided to use fresh aloe vera gel to moisturize and smooth things out. I have done that in the past but this time in order to add extra moisture I left it overnight. The result was mind-blowing. My usually dull and frizzy hair was left silky smooth , super shiny and really hydrated from roots to tips. My scalp looked and felt refreshed and super clean. This not only moisturized my hair but acted detoxifying and removed product and mineral buildup from my hair and scalp.

Aloe vera mask is a super easy remedy for damaged hair. The great thing is that compared to other natural ingredients’ hair concoctions it is easy to wash out of the hair and doesn’t require you to shampoo multiple times to remove it.

WHAT YOU NEED:

All you need for this miracle treatment is a fresh aloe vera leaf. If you do not have a plant you can purchase leaves from your local grocery store. They are usually at the produce section where they keep tropical fruit as plantains, coconuts, dragon fruit etc.

Once you slice the leaf in half you will see a yellow substance coming out. This liquid is called latex and it is known to be toxic. Especially if consumed!! Let it drain in the sink for 15-20 min.

Afterwards wash the pieces thoroughly with water. Carefully cut the sides that have prickly thorns. Cut into smaller pieces and then remove the skin by cutting each piece in the middle and scoop the gel out with a spoon.

Place the gel in a blender and blend for 2-3 minutes. Strain with a cheese cloth. This step is crucial if you are going to use the aloe vera in your hair as if you do not strain it the pulp will be hard to wash out of your hair and leave nasty pieces. Once you strain it , it becomes super liquid-y and you can even pour it in a spray bottle for the easiest application.

HOW TO APPLY:

Either do it over the sink or put a towel under because it can get a bit messy. But don’t worry it feels like water, not sticky or greasy so it is easy to clean afterwards.

To make the application easier you can wet your hands and run them through your hair, this way the gel won’t just slide off your hair, it will be easier to absorb. Spray all over your hair, from the roots to the ends. Gently massage.

If you are not using a spray bottle you can use a large bowl and your hands to apply. Once you wet your scalp you can just dunk your ends in the bowl and make sure your hair is fully covered.

I then like to gently put my hair in a bun, cover with shower cap and leave overnight.

In the morning just wash your hair as you usually do.

Aloe vera is really hydrating and conditioning. Filled with vitamins and minerals it is really beneficial for strengthening the hair , soothing the scalp and… as some people claim hopefully stimulating hair growth.

I don’t know about the massive hair growth but it did leave my straw like hair extremely shiny, silky smooth and moisturized.

Really encouraging you to try it for yourself!

Affordable Things You Need to Buy for Spring 2021 HOME EDITION

With Spring around the corner I feel a desire to change my space a little bit and bring some freshness all around. In my last post I showed you items that I am adding to my closet for the warmer season but I also wanted to add something new to my house as well. I decided to play it safe and get items that have a clean and luxurious feel. All the items I picked are from H&M Home and are super affordable. I cannot express how much I am impressed with their quality and stylish look. Everything in their home collection looks way more expensive than it actually is, and the store is becoming one of my favorite places to shop for small decor items.

HERE ARE MY PICKS:

Salt & Pepper Stone Bowls https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5q9r6c5s47

Storage Basket with Lid https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5q9mgc5s47

Handmade Laundry Basket https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5q9j8c5s47

Bedspread in Soft Muslin https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5q9g2c5s47

Coasters https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5qum2c5s47

Dish Bowl https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5qubkc5s47

Black Olive & Sage Candle https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5qt4vc5s47

Linen Pillow https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5qttcc5s47

Affordable Things You Need to Buy for Spring 2021 FASHION EDITION

Recently I have been trying to resist the urge to buy everything that I see. Especially when it comes to fashion I have been more selective and buying thing that I can use and wear multiple times. With the new season approaching I have been wanting to update and refresh my look but still not overspend . Here are some cute and affordable items that I added to my cart to update my look for Spring . I feel like most of these items are very versatile and can be use throughout the other seasons as well but still add a little freshness for Spring.

HERE ARE MY PICKS

A soft and warm pair of joggers is so trendy but yet super cozy and comfy. Great for travel or lounging around. The leggings I picked are so affordable but can compare to high end ones. They fit so well, lift your butt and tuck your tummy in. I like the unique color that is super fresh for spring but also kind of muted and neutral. The mini dress is great because it can be dressed up or down. Worn with high heels and denim jacket or with sneakers. I love sneakers and couldn’t resist adding a new pair to my collection. I picked a classic white Nike AF1 with a twist. So cute and trendy these sneakers will pair great with any of the other items plus pretty much anything else that I own.

Accessories are so important to add finishing touches to any outfit. And even if I don’t buy any new clothes adding trendy accessories can make such a drastic difference in an outfit and make it seem like a whole new one. I feel like bucket hats will be in for the months to come. Practical and super cute. This one from H&M is made of a high quality nylon that is easy to clean and comes in different sizes. New pair of sunglasses sounded really good to me since we are coming into sunny months. I picked this retro squared aviators, very unique and super affordable. They look really expensive and are of exceptional quality. And a pair of gold hoops to finish everything off and keep it classy and trendy. I spend a little more on them but I love jewelry and it is something that I like to splurge on because I feel like a good pair of gold hoops will go a long way. Plus in my opinion sometimes the cheap ones can have a weird gold color and look a bit trashy and we don’t want that 🙂

Bucket Hat :https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nvyxc5s47

Triple Hoop Huggies: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nvq3c5s47

Retro Square Aviators: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nvh9c5s47

Champion Classic Sweatpants: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nvngc5s47

Bodycon Mini dress from Amazon: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nveec5s47

Yoga Pants from Amazon: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nvcyc5s47

Nike AF 1 Sneakers: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/e5nhyrc5s47