Tag Archive: Cauliflower

Barley, roasted cauliflower and shitake warm salad

April 12, 2017

So I set out to make this recipe from my friend Colleen’s The Food Blog but somehow got distracted and ended up with the similar base ingredients but a different recipe. I’ll have to make Colleen’s recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook another time. I cooked the barley the day before, planning to do something with it but wasn’t sure what. Some of it went into a vegetable soup that is currently simmering on the back burner... View Article

Roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad

December 10, 2016

We are settled in our Mayan Riviera abode but I haven’t started cooking yet, not sure why. Maybe it’s working in a different kitchen not as well equipped as my own at home, or maybe it’s all the restaurants I want to try. In any event, I scheduled a few posts to be published until I get in the groove and begin to cook Mexican style here. One of the scheduled posts is this roasted... View Article

Roasted cauliflower with crispy crumbs and pine nuts

October 23, 2016

Roasting cauliflower is my favourite way of cooking it. Roasting brings out deep earthy flavours and natural sweetness that may otherwise not come forward. It’s not the only way to cook cauli, I like it pickled, steamed with a sauce, cauliflower rice, mashed and more. So many recipes, so little time. I made this bowl of cauli for lunch (we eat simply over here) and it was so good and easy, I wanted to share.... View Article

Roasted cauliflower steaks with dukkah and tahini

August 16, 2016

Cauliflower has a love-hate affair with foodies. Some love it some don’t. I am on the love-it camp and especially so when it is roasted. Roasting cauli brings out wonderful flavours, completely different than when you steam it. The cauliflower “steaks” became trendy a while back and it’s not a bad way of preparing them. You cut the cauli into thick slices through the stem and end up with beautifully shaped floral portions that you... View Article

Barley, Cauliflower and Cabbage bowl

April 15, 2016

I have been making an effort to use up all of the grains and legumes in my pantry. I am a bit of a shopping addict when it comes to foods, wanting to buy everything in sight. Just think of what I could do with this or that. So inevitably I have jars filled or half filled with barley, wheat berries, various rice grains, lentils and more. I haven’t cooked with barley in a while... View Article

Lemon roasted cauliflower

August 13, 2015

Roasting a cauliflower transforms its flavour and texture, and I am sure would convert even my friend Val to loving this veggie. The sugars in the cauli caramelize and lend a smoky-sweetness that is very enticing. Cauli comes in many colours, from white to orange to purple and green. Each has a slightly different flavour profile and unlike purple beans or purple asparagus, they keep the colour during cooking. The colourful variety makes a beautiful... View Article

Rice with sprouted lentils, roasted cauliflower and pistachios

March 16, 2015

Rice is one of the pantry staples that helps you put together a good dinner without having to run to the store. I find that people divide between those who love potatoes or those who love rice. I have my foot in both camps and have developed a decent repertoire of main course rice (or other grains) dishes for a vegetarian style dinners. I started pre-soaking the rice recently after reading about it in various... View Article

Roasted cauliflower with chickpeas, pine nuts and tahini sauce

February 18, 2015

A while ago I attended a special dinner at Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna. The dinner was held in their Chagall room where a long table was set with linen, flowers and crystal and dinner was served family style. The Chef served a dish of roasted cauliflower and chickpeas that was just my kind of food. I adapted it to my vegetarian cooking style omitting the prosciutto that he draped over the dish. I didn’t... View Article

Quinoa-cauliflower-pomegranate salad with crisp-fried kale bits

November 10, 2014

Part of my culinary style is cooking with grains, legumes and vegetables and combine them in hot and cold dishes. I find it convenient to cook grains or legumes in advance and have them sitting in the fridge for a day or two waiting to be incorporated into a recipe for lunch or dinner (or breakfast). Quinoa cooks very quickly as it does not require soaking but still, I usually cook more than what I... View Article

Fall vegetables sauté

September 15, 2014

As the weather gets cooler I get in the mood for a heartier fare. A trip to the farmers market yesterday yielded a bag of sieglinde potatoes from Sweet Life Farms, beautiful green cabbage and black kale from another vendor and an orange cauliflower. I thought I’d combine all of them in a quick sauté for dinner, which is just my kind of food. I started with the potatoes as they take the longest to cook,... View Article

Roasted cauliflower and couscous with tomatoes, olive oil, lemon and garlic

September 25, 2013

Couscous is a useful grain, lending itself as a base to many vegetables and legumes or good on its own with tomatoes, herbs and lemony-garlicy dressing. Couscous has mediterranean origin,  made from semolina, a product of cracked durum wheat. The type available here is mostly the instant couscous, grains that have been previously steamed and dried. You add the couscous to boiling water to which a little oil and salt have been added, then remove... View Article

Cauliflower Fritters

September 16, 2013

Once in a while I make fritters. I don’t deep fry them in oil but rather cook them on a lightly oiled electric griddle, much like you would cook pancakes. They are delicious and can be served as an “entree” of a vegetarian meal, or if you make them small they are nice as an appetizer. I posted other fritters recipes a while back here and here and they generated a lot of traffic on the... View Article