This is a super simple, delicious candida friendly meal. However, it is pretty light dish and may not be filling enough for everyone who tries it. I love to have this dish with chicken and a side of radishes. Radishes are a digestive bitter so they help to stimulate our digestive juices, which are often compromised when candida overgrowth is present. We need to support our digestion as much as possible when candida is overgrown and causing issues in the gut and radishes are great for this. I usually prepare them by washing and chopping them, then sprinkling with sea salt (this reduces the bitter taste).
I also wanted to make a note about one of the ingredients in this recipe, which is Bragg's liquid aminos. If you are unfamiliar with liquid aminos, it is a GMO free, preservative free seasoning sauce made from unfermented soy beans and it makes for a great replacement for soy sauce on the candida cleanse.
I typically recommend that all processed and fermented soy products are removed during phase 1 and phase 2 of my candida cleanse program, this includes soy sauce, Tamari, soy milk, tempeh, and miso.
Classic soy sauces often contain wheat, preservatives such as sodium benzoate, flavour enhancers such as MSG, and may be genetically modified. Tamari does make for a healthier, wheat and preservative free alternative. However, most soy sauces (including Tamari) are a byproduct of Aspergillus fermentation, which increases the likelihood of the product containing some amounts of mold. Although soy sauce and Tamari may not feed the candida, it can still be aggravating to an existing overgrowth of candida.
Okay I might know what you’re thinking now… what does that even mean?
So even though these foods don’t feed the candida, they can still provoke an allergic-like reaction for someone who is dealing with candida overgrowth and an inflamed, permeable gut lining. This is because these products are similar to candida in their biochemical makeup, and can lead to mycotoxin release in the body, which can then contribute to an immune response, and increased inflammation.
The only other amount of soy I allow on the cleanse for my vegan or vegetarian clients is organic non-GMO tofu (sprouted is best), in moderation. However, soy can be an offending food when leaky gut and food sensitivities are present so it is important to rule it out as a potential gut irritant before incorporating it into your diet on your cleanse.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cooking time: 25 minutes
1/2 White Onion (diced)
3 Carrot (diced into small cubes)
3 cloves Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Ginger (minced)
1 Red Bell Pepper (diced into small cubes)
1 cup Frozen Peas
4 cups Cauliflower Rice (2 bags, frozen)
1/4 cup Liquid Aminos
2 tsp Sesame Oil (divided)
2 stalks Green Onion (diced)
2 tbsps Sesame Seeds
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Heat up a large pan or wok on medium high heat, add half the oil. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Then add in the garlic and ginger, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Add peppers and peas, cook for 6 minutes.
Add cauliflower rice and remaining sesame oil.
Whisk 2 eggs in a small bowl, then pour over the cauliflower rice and vegetable mixture, mix well. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Add liquid aminos, cook for another 3 minutes. Season with black pepper. Serve with green onion and sesame seeds.
Serve with chicken or another source of protein, avocado, greens, radishes, etc.
No Liquid Aminos? You can substitute for coconut aminos and sea salt.
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