It’s almost over!!! The CrossFit Open 2012 is coming to a close this week. My gosh, thank goodness. Not that I don’t love it. I do. I get to watch some of my friends and athletes do things they never thought possible. And I get to see camaraderie at it’s best. But 5 weeks is a long time to stay excited about something, and nervous. To have knots in your stomach every Wednesday at 6pm kinda blows. I’d rather not feel like way.

But I did get to experience wod 12.4 last week. Which was surprisingly fun. Which makes no sense since it started off with 150 wall balls. And if you’ve never done a wall ball, I’ve tell you now, 150 of those bastards is a lot. And it doesn’t feel good. EVER. Then you followed that up with 90 double unders, then 30 muscle ups…if you can get that many in. WHAT? It was crazy. But I got a few muscle ups in and was STOKED about it. Truly stoked. Why? Because I suuuuuuck ass at them. They are my enemy. At Regionals last year, I got 1 muscle up in 15 minutes. ONE. That means I failed 123 other times trying to attempt those sucky things. That was a slight exaggeration. But you get my drift. I suck at them. Wanna see some pics? I got to sport my PaleOMG white tank at the gym. I really do need that tank in every color.

oh thank goodness i’m not crying
that’s just funny looking

I just ate a blueberry pumpkin pie protein shake. Holy wonderful.

Aren’t you excited for this cooking video!? Yes, I know it’s lengthwise. I KNOW OK?! I was home alone, had to mount the camera on a tripod that I stole from Tom, and don’t really understand technology. I’M DOING MY BEST PEOPLE. My camera doesn’t have a spot on it’s side to screw the tripod into. So I had to, once again, video myself dancing lengthwise. And hear it from you guys. I get it, I suck. But this coconut rice doesn’t suck. It doesn’t suck at all actually. Cauliflower rice is sure to surprise you if you’ve never had it. And my dancing skills will make you uncomfortable as well!! WHY WOULDN’T YOU WATCH MY COOKING VIDEO!?

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Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice

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For the curry

  • 1lb chicken, cut into cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 23 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cilantro, to garnish

For the coconut rice


  1. First add your chopped cauliflower to your food processor with the shredding attachment to “rice” the cauliflower.
  2. Pull a large pot, place over medium heat, and add a tablespoon of coconut oil then add your cauliflower. Add a pinch of salt, then cover to help steam, mixing occasionally.
  3. Now pull out a large skillet and place under medium heat. Then add your coconut oil.
  4. Add minced garlic then chicken as soon as the garlic becomes fragrant.
  5. Once the chicken begins to become white on all sides, add your 2/3 cup coconut milk and pureed pumpkin to your chicken and mix until the pumpkin breaks down.
  6. Now add your sliced onions and spices to cook down.
  7. Then add your other ingredients for your coconut rice and cover to cook down. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn’t burn!
  8. Let the rice cook for about 5-8 minutes until coconut milk has evaporated and you have sticky rice.
  9. When chicken is done cooking and your curry has thickened a bit, remove from heat and add your cashews to the curry mixture.
  10. Now place sticky rice in a bowl along with curry over top and cilantro to garnish!

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  1. Christina says:

    Is this suitable to freeze? x

    1. juli says:

      Not sure how the rice would do, but the chicken yes

  2. Toni says:

    you are such a hoot! i love u! i have 2 of ur books!! starting Paleo on monday!!

    1. juli says:

      yay!! thank you so much for the support! I hope my books help you with your new paleo path!

  3. sara says:

    I was looking g fir something different to do with my curry tonight I would have never thought of pumpkin. I love you and your sick awesome dance moves

  4. Courtney says:

    Think this will work in my crock pot?? This is one of my faves but I have no time this week and need my crock pot!

    1. juli says:

      i personally think it would be better not made in a crockpot, but its worth a try!

  5. Jessica says:

    Awesome recipe! Quick & easy. Huge hit with the family! It was a bit spicy so next time I would eliminate the cayenne. But it was a delicious meal with the wonderful taste of fall 🙂 I will def make this again!

  6. Barbara says:

    Delicious! My husband and I devoured this. I halved the cayenne and it was perfectly spiced for us. Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. C. says:

    OH. MY. GOD.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best cooking video ever!!!
    thank you for showing us those seriously awesome dance skills… also, can we get a new cooking video + dancing??

  8. C says:

    Do you use raw or roasted cashews for this recipe? Love your recipes!

    1. juli says:

      you honestly can use either! whatever you have on hand!

  9. Leigh says:

    oh my gosh..what in the world have I stumbled onto here???? hahahahahaha….your song and dance was good…but it …cracked…me…up…. hilarious!….To make a long story short…two weeks ago doc says..u got
    Type II Diabetes. Yup…basically…i’m fat…I need a new life. I think this may be it. Your recipes look insane..this jerk chicken and plantains with cauliflower sticky rice??? wow…This will be happening in my kitchen. I actually came across your site two weeks ago when I was googling low carb stuff. I’ve already ordered two of your books from Amazon…and a book from your bread genius friend… I’ve already been eating Paleo stuff …already lost 9 pounds and it hasn’t even been two weeks yet. I read your story about your past bad food ways and how you got into Paleo and working out. Your getting me fired up. I gotta lose 80 lbs!! Been walking everynight. Keep it up and by all means…more dancing and singing…I actually laughed out loud
    and it felt good to have a good belly’s been awhile. I’m feeling good and starting to notice a change in my skin and best of all …I wake up and feel energetic. Best of luck getting hitched!!! a fan for life….Leigh C.

    1. juli says:

      that’s so awesome you’re feeling more energetic! when i started paleo, that was one of the things I noticed first! good luck with feeling better and better!

  10. Cass says:

    Absolutely delicious! At first I thought it may be too spicy, but the coconut rice was perfect to balance it all out! Will be making this again and again! Thanks Juli!

    1. juli says:

      awesome, glad you tried another old school recipe Cass!