Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”

The more vegetables I can get into my daily diet, the better! I love them so for me it’s easy to add onions and peppers to a main dish or make a veggie side to get in lots of goodness throughout the day.

I also love Chinese food. The thing is,  if you mix meat and veggies and add some toasted sesame oil, you just made yourself some Chinese food.

Homemade, veggie-filled, and yet so delicious, you have to try this recipe! Use pre-riced cauliflower and a frozen vegetable of choice to help cut your prep time, you’ll love it!

Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”

  • 2 chicken thighs, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower, riced
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables (peppers, carrots, peas (omit peas to keep Paleo)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 eggs (scrambled)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

In a wok or large deep sauce pan, set the heat to medium and add the olive oil and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Push onion to the outside of the pan and cook the chicken until white and cooked through. Push the chicken to the sides of the pan and add the two eggs into the middle and cook.

Add the garlic, cauliflower, vegetables, coconut aminos, and toasted sesame oil to the pan and let cook about 10 minutes until everything is warmed. Sprinkle salt and pepper and serve. Enjoy!

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Day Trip: Explore Homestead FL

FL was never somewhere I pictured living but almost 2 years in, I can officially say I’ve lived in FL. 4 months out of the year, I kinda love it here. The weather is pretty great and there’s always lots to do.

Living in South Florida is any “day trippers” paradise with unlimited activities all around. It’s so easy to jump on a dinner and show cruise some random weekend or take a day trip and visit a new city. For a few hours or a whole day, you can pretend you’re on vaca.

Visit Homestead for lots of fun, touristy things. Our day trip included a guided trolley ride to Biscayne Park where we walked around the land and viewed the visitors center. After a quick lunch, we explored the grounds of the Fruit and Spice Park. Fruit filled wines finished our day at Schnebly’s Winery.

Lots of pictures follow showing views at the national park, a peanut plant and pineapple plant at the fruit and spice park and I share my favorite wine pick from the winery. Take a look through our day and plan a your own there- Homestead awaits you!

Free Trolley

Homestead offers a free trolley to visit Biscayne and Everglades National Forest. Admission into the parks is waived too, so take the trolley! It’s more relaxing than driving and best of all makes the whole experience cost nothing more than gas to get there. For the trolley schedule and information on the parks, check out Homestead’s city website.

Biscayne National Park

Right on the water, this park is a beauty! Trees, rocks, and walking paths along the water lead you around the grounds and back to the nature center. Filled with pictures and fun facts, this center is a fun finish to the park.

Fruit and Spice Park

This place is a must visit if you’re ever in Homestead! With over 500 species of plants and spices, this park is like nothing you’ve experienced before. It’s costs about $8/person to get in. Be careful, they have very specific rules. You cannot buy any fruit and you may not pick any off the trees. Anything that has fallen is fair game but nothing is allowed to be carried out either.

In the gift shop and lobby, there are samples of fruits for you to try. There were several things to try while we were there including coconut, star apples and mini bananas.

The best part of the park is walking around and seeing all of the different trees, bushes, and plants of the things we like to eat!

Peanut plant! How fun is this?
Cinnamon Apple Tree
This tree wasn’t marked but we liked it anyhow.
These two toned green trees are some of my favorite FL trees


Allspice Tree
FL Spring Flowers!
The babiest mango!
On a search for fallen mangoes


Avocado tree
Perfect Palms


Love the name of this- Fried Egg Tree



Schnebly Winery 


Our last stop was Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery. We had a Groupon for a wine tasting (5 tastes,) 1 pour and a keepsake wine glass for us both. The winery is in a great open spot and has an attached brewery. They also serve delicious, sustainable local food.

As a fruit wine maker and connoisseur, I have to admit their wine isn’t my favorite. I did enjoy the CocoVino however and Nick liked several of the wines he tried. All in all, it was a great experience and I would go back. Events like live music and the atmosphere combine for a great weekend out for locals and tourists alike.

Our souvenir wine glasses

Homestead is a great place to visit. Not only would we recommend the city to others, we plan to go back ourselves!

Homestead is a thriving town filled with fun things to do. We’d like to visit Everglades National Park, a berry farm, the local city museum, and more on our return trip.

We look forward to returning to Homestead and wish you all happy exploring!





Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars

As a current southern FL resident, I find myself wanting light tart desserts more and more. The summer heat calls for cool, crisp citrus flavors and this dessert is it!

Lemon is such a “bright” flavor to me! It’s unique taste awakens your senses and refreshes your whole mouth. The crust is mainly oatmeal and banana, making this treat fresh yet wholesome.

Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars


  • 2 bananas (ripe)
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup honey (or Vegan preference)

Add the bananas to a medium sized mixing bowl and mash them. Stir in the oats, protein powder, coconut flakes, and honey and mix until incorporated.

Press the mixture evenly into a 9×9 (coconut oil) greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set to the side.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey (or Vegan preference)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • dash of salt

Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add the whisked eggs, lemon juice and honey to a medium sized sauce pan on medium heat. Begin to pour in the coconut oil and whisk, CONTINUOUSLY, until the mixture begins to thicken. Watch this mixture, it thickens fast and you should take it off the stove about a minute after it begins to thicken.

Add the filling on top of the crust base and let cool for about an hour. Eat these bars warm or chilled overnight (after letting cool for the initial hour) and enjoy!

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Monday Mani: Bachelor Style!

First and foremost, my nails! A dark red with platinum silver accent nails are the perfect IMG_20170313_135652look for tonight’s final episode of the Bachelor. And a red heart gem too? Yay for love!

And now on to the best TV guilty pleasure, The Bachelor. I cannot get enough! How can you not be entertained by these beautiful people who come together to drink, make out, and fight with the other contestants each season?  I mean right though? Ha!

This season Nick Viall is the Bachelor and his final two came down to Vanessa and Raven. Nick is from my home state of WI and I have to admit I have always pulled for him. As for the girls? I’m #teamraven. She’s sweet, sexy, and up for anything.






Vanessa has a heart of gold and is such a great person. However, her and Nick just don’t have it in my opinion. There isn’t one thing that sticks out to me but rather several as Vanessa seems so rooted and happy where she is. Her family and job mean so much to her and I just cant see her budging on that.


The final outcome: Nick isn’t going to make it long term with either girl in my opinion. We’re pulling for you though, Nick!

My Favorite (Tough) Core Workout

When you wake up in the morning and your body signals a dull ache from the day before, it could be because you did this core workout. It also could be because you fell down the stairs, no one knows.

Core work is probably the most important “workout” a person can do. Your core is defined as “the body” below your shoulders and above your knees.

A strong core enables you stand up, walk, move, and physically get through the day. This workout looks easier than it is and trust me, even 3 sets of 10, and you will KNOW what I mean.

I call this move the “hand to foot ball pass” and this is how you do it.

  • On a yoga mat or towel, lay flat.
  • Take an exercise ball in your hands reach it and your arms, horizontally, above your head.
  • From here, pass to ball from your hands to your feet (in between your thighs) and gently tap the ball to the floor while simultaneously lifting your hands over your head
  • Now pass the ball from your feet back to your hands.
  • Lower your feet to the floor and hands (with ball) back behind your head. This is one rep.

The video below demonstrates the move:


Do this move, 3 sets of 10, until you get stronger and then add more sets. Good luck and Happy Monday!