How will you know if your friend is doing Whole30? Just wait, they will tell you.
For the uninitiated, Whole30 is a 30-day challenge to only eat “whole” foods in an effort to find out how your body is affected by undesirable food (dairy, grains, sugar, processed food, etc). The devotees are not quiet during their challenge and how great it makes them feel. I completed two Whole30s last year and I can relate- I couldn’t shut up about it much to the chagrin of my family and friends. While it was a challenge to give up some of my guilty pleasures for a month (I can do hard things!), I came away with a new appreciation for healthy foods.
My two biggest take-aways were sneaking more vegetables (or vege-terribles according to the BFG) into my diet that actually tasted good and using spices to get big flavor.
The co-creator of the Whole30 recently released a cookbook to accompany the program and I was instantly excited to try a Moroccan-inspired meal with cauliflower rice. My one caveat about cauliflower rice: it is not rice. It doesn’t even really taste like rice. I enjoy it much more if I think of it as fancy cauliflower instead of a rice substitute.
When you check out the book, look for the Moroccan-Spiced Shredded Beef recipe and then serve it over Moroccan-Spiced Cauliflower Rice.