Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

By Kate Riley March 1, 2016

My friends today I’m sharing a recipe I’ve been making over and over and over again because it’s a great meal (or serving) of vegetables and protein and tastes soooo good. Cauliflower I’m discovering is such a versatile vegetable. Years ago I started smashing cooked cauliflower with a pat of butter to mimic mashed potatoes and friends have told me how it also makes a great pizza dough.

A few weeks ago, a favorite fitness instructor was telling me about how she makes cauliflower “fried rice” and being a lover of the real thing, I went out and bought the ingredients that very day, whipped up my first batch, and texted her how amazing it was.

There are a lot of recipes for cauliflower “fried rice” online, all are a tad different, some add garlic or ginger, and some recipes are vegetarian (mine is not, I add chicken). All the variations sound delicious to me I may mix those into mine from time to time. I condensed my version down to a special sauce and a few simple ingredients to make it easy to whip up when I’m in the mood for it, which is often! It’s been given excellent reviews around my house too.

 cauliflower fried rice

 cauliflower fried rice in pan



1 head of cauliflower (florets pulsed in food processer to create “rice”)

1 medium cooked chicken breast (swap for tofu if vegetarian)

2 scrambled eggs

¾ cup diced baby carrots

¾ cup frozen peas

½ cup low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp szechwan chili sauce

Design Crush: Black Windows & Glass Doors

By Kate Riley February 29, 2016

Last year I painted my French doors, again. I chose black and I’ve loved the look ever since. Lately I’ve been adding even more black to my home, most recently some planters in the rear yard, I’ll share those later this week.

Black windows and glass doors look especially modern with no window treatments, although I do love the simple sheers used in the bathroom image below. Black windows or doors add sophistication to a space and dramatic contrast against white walls and trim.

So often in remodeling we opt for white windows, doors, and cabinetry; since black cabinets and appliances are on the rise in kitchen renovation, these images tempt one to choose black for windows and doors too.

black iron doors

atlanta homes mag

 black windows with view


 black windows in bathroom

the design co.

 black divided light bathroom window

atlanta homes mag

painted windowsill

 black windows and fan

wb builders

black windows and shiplap

new york times

 black window frames

residence magazine

 black kitchen windows

emerick architects

 black windows conservatory


 black windows french door laundry room

style at home

 black window with awning

cuppett architects

Lovely aren’t they? You can paint your existing windows or doors black, the important thing is to make sure you use the right paint for your interior or exterior windows and doors, there are many tutorials online.

On a separate note, I didn’t watch the Academy Awards last night, but I did follow Twitter for the red carpet fashion and winners. My favorite gowns were Julianne Moore’s beaded black Chanel, Charlize’s plunging red Dior, and Lady Gaga’s structured Maxwell pantsuit, I also loved the floral detail on Cate Blanchett’s seafoam Armani Prive. I have seen only a handful of the movies nominated, but was glad to hear Leo finally got his Oscar. What was your favorite gown from the night or film that was nominated?