If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been cooking a good bit more lately. If you haven’t noticed, it’s probably because you don’t follow my Instagram stories where I show what I’m eating on the regular.
Historically, I haven’t really liked to cook. It took too much time, a single recipe could cost me $50 or more at the grocery store and I’d spend 3 times as much time cooking and cleaning up as I would enjoying the meal. Plus, I’d end up with a bunch of random stuff in my fridge that I wouldn’t use again. That’s not fun for me.
But, things have changed…I’m not spending more (money or time) but I AM cooking more and really enjoying the process.
Since I started getting shipments from Thrive Market (especially their new frozen meat & fish deliveries), I’ve challenged myself to find the simplest meal I can make with what I already have, that would be both delicious & fat loss friendly. Bonus points for minimal dishes!
The other day, I realized I could make shrimp creole in one pot with the shrimp from Thrive Market, plus I’d have leftovers and if I served it over cauliflower rice it would be filling AND fat loss friendly!
So, that’s what I did! Super easy. Super good. Very few dishes. Awesome as leftovers.
Shrimp Creole Over Cauliflower Rice
3 cans diced tomatoes*
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1/2 white onion, diced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper*
16 oz raw shrimp*
2 bags frozen cauliflower rice
In a large pot, add tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, celery, jalapeño, white onion, salt & cayenne. Simmer over low heat for 3-5 hours, stirring occasionally, to allow flavors to develop.
30 minutes prior to meal time, add raw shrimp and cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes (until shrimp go from gray to pink/red).
Serve over cauliflower rice!
In October 2019, our relationship with Thrive Market changed. They decided to put their marketing dollars in avenues outside of podcasting but we still think they’re a good choice if you’re looking to save money on health & personal care products.
If creole isn’t your thing, check out the recipes I’ve put up on the blog in the last couple weeks: