Monthly Archives: July 2015

My Favorite Fried Rice


This might be my favorite fried rice because I don’t have to cook it! My husband does make a mean fried rice though, even if I tend to be biased. One of my favorite parts about this recipe is that it is an excellent way to use up leftovers without anyone being aware that they are eating leftovers. Major bonus in my book!

Fried Rice

1 Tablespoon of oil
1 Tablespoon of butter
1/4 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of coconut aminos
2 eggs
2 cups rice
Veggies of choice

Get a large pan out and start heating it on the stove over medium high to high heat. Add the oil and the butter to the pan and swirl around until warm. Add the onions and sautéed until they are translucent. Add the rice. Stir and turn over the rice until it’s brown and crispy. This will vary depending on how old the rice is, what kind of rice you used, and how you cooked the rice originally. I highly recommend leftover rice.

fried rice

Add the eggs and cook until they are done.
Add the veggies and stir them in. If using frozen veggies like we usually do, cook and stir until they are heated through. Add more coconut aminos as needed. Here is where you could add in some protein like leftover chicken or whatever else you are trying to use up. If you would like to use shrimp I would cook it in the hot pan first, remove it to the side while you do the rice and eggs and then add it back in with the veggies.

Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!

frired rice 2


Menu Plan Monday, July 6!


This seems to be a summer of not having much time to think about blogging! I feel like all my thinking time is taken up with caring for the Princess and making sure she has stuff to keep her busy during my work schedule. We’re also doing a bit of homeschooling–I felt like she forgot everything she learned in preschool before she started kindergarten last year and I’m determined not to let that happen again. So, if I’m quiet over the next month it’s not that I don’t still love you all or that I hate writing all of a sudden!

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family Cajun food! I am not sure that I really have cooked Cajun food before, although I know I’ve sampled some while eating out. The picky eaters around here would probably revolt, but I’m going to check out what Celiac Family posted to see if there is anything simple I can try!


The Princess made waffles for dinner the other night! They were so YUM!!!

Egg McMuffin
Eggs, bacon, donuts
Pancakes, sausage
Whatever breakfast foods are leftover
Simple Grain Free Granola

Roast with carrots, celery (in the crock pot), and mashed sweet potatoes (I actually cooked all of this without a recipe!)
Chicken, mac & cheese, veggie
Beans and hotdogs (I will probably have beans and brown rice chips with VEGGIES!)
Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
Out for Dinner
Fish (it’s preparation depends on my mood that day!), French fries, brussel sprouts

Healthy Dessert: Grain Free Cookie Dough

For more menu ideas check out Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for gluten-free menus check out Celiac Family and the Gluten Free Menu Swap!