Why hello there! Its been a while 🙂 I guess all my posts should start with this. I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long. Life gets in the way. Today though, is different. My lovely babysitter is picking the boys up from school and I am having an afternoon to do as I please… and it just so happens that I am spending some of it writing up this recipe for you. Even though I haven’t updated in a while, I am still cooking up a storm. Check out my instagram to see what I’ve been making lately.
This is a take on my veggie fried rice recipe. I have been following a almost grain free diet and quinoa is my go-to rice substitute. Actually it’s not a diet, but a lifestyle change. That’s why its a “almost grain free” 🙂 I do find that my general health and well being is much better with limited gluten and grains but I also don’t want to deprive myself of the occasional special treat. An added bonus of this new lifestyle is that I lost 10lbs in the process! I have also reduced my overall sugar intake and really try to avoid all refined sugars (except of course for those special treats). It’s amazing how much your palette for sugar will change with just a few weeks after going off it. You can really start to recognise the body/mind addiction for sugar and after a few weeks without, you can really taste how sweet something is. Sugar is in everything these days!
I do make almost everything from scratch, but somethings I don’t, and this recipe does feature Oyster Sauce – one of those ingredients that I buy and of course it has sugar in it. Because of this, I try to use it sparingly. If you are following a sugar free diet, you can make your own sauce with soy, ginger, garlic, lime juice and rice vinegar. If you feel its missing some sweetness, add orange juice!