All posts tagged: cauliflower recipes

Food: Dinner Tonight – Coconut Cauliflower Over Rice

This past week was a bit all-beef and not much veggies – due to some unexpected lunch and dinner invites. Also, I was actually only craving beef so it all worked out.  But today I’m aiming for a veggie dish – Indian Coconut butter cauliflower over rice less the butter? according to the recipe below. Either way it seems so delicious and I can’t wait to make it – after running to the grocers to get the curry powder or simply do without. Since I do believe skipping a few ingredients is perfectly fine. INGREDIENTS 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets 2 1/3 cups canned full fat coconut milk 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated 2 inches fresh ginger, grated kosher salt and black pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garam masala 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ,more or less to taste 1 can (6 ounce) tomato paste 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped steamed rice and naan, for serving {more} I love naan bread – don’t you? I normally either order for pick up from my favorite neighborhood Indian cuisine …

Food: Dinner Tonight – Roasted Cauliflower and Halloumi Cheese Tacos

Last March I visited a friend in England and she introduced me to Halloumi cheese dish served in a Mediterranean restaurant in London. Since then I have included this amazing cheese in salads, and simply served fried with a bit of tomato sauce for dipping – kind of like mozzarella sticks in a restaurant without the batter.  You see the cheese has the best elasticity and even melted holds together very well – so you can actually use it in variety of appetizers and as a side dish. So, guess what happened to me when I saw this recipe for roasted Cauliflower and Halloumi cheese tacos!!!!!!!!!  With a beer of your choice to wash it down of course. My mouth is watering as I settle into my kitchen to duplicate the recipe: INGREDIENTS 1 large, or 2 small, heads cauliflower, cut into florets 2 tablespoons sesame or olive oil 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 8 ounces halloumi cheese, sliced 1 cucumber or zucchini, shredded SPICY AVOCADO BASIL GUACAMOLE 1 avocado, halved …

healthy eating: roast chicken and mashed cauliflower

Lots of things captured my attention when I saw the original recipe here. First the roast chicken, my favorite and second a new take on the traditional  (starchy) mashed potatoes – also known as my weakness. Although I love the idea of spending some time working with a whole chicken, flavoring it up and by the way kudos to those of you who have the time to do it, I think I am going to stick to experimenting this recipe with organic chicken breasts from my local ‘nutty healthy’ grocery store or simply buying an already roasted chicken from their ‘nutty healthy’ bakery. Anyway, the mashed cauliflower is simple and easy to make and for sure an amazing alternative to the traditional mashed potatoes. While I work out my weekly menu – aiming to gluten-free myself – I have to say this meal will become a weekly must. 🙂 Truffled Cauliflower Mash (serves 4-6) 2 heads of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 onion, cut in half and sliced 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and cut in …