Cauliflower

Coconut Red Lentil Curry

Sometimes I’m amazed at what can be made out of pantry ingredients. The other day, I was trying to figure out what to make with what I had: red lentils, coconut milk, and lots of spices. A quick Google search later, I came across this recipe for coconut red lentil curry. The original recipe calls [read more →]

Living with a vegetarian hasn’t turned me into a full-blown vegetarian, but I am much more aware now of where my meat comes from when I do buy it. Unfortunately, that comes with a price…and I’m a lot poorer now than I used to be! That’s where more inexpensive cuts of meat come in, like [read more →]

Cauliflower and Black Olive Gratin

I made such an effort last week to eat so healthily – fruits and vegetables galore – only to end up with a nasty cold this weekend. Perhaps the weeks before that of traveling and celebrating the holidays have finally caught up with me. Oh well…I guess if there is a good time to get [read more →]

Samosa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I wasn’t really sure what to call this recipe. These “samosa stuffed sweet potatoes” aren’t actually stuffed with samosas (that might be weird), but rather with the flavors of a samosa filling. I know…samosas aren’t usually made with sweet potatoes. I guess I’m sort of using the word samosa loosely. The flavors are reminiscent of [read more →]

Fried Rice with Cauliflower

I recently read this blog post about using sauteed, grated cauliflower as a healthier alternative to rice or couscous. I was intrigued because I absolutely love cauliflower and had never thought of grating it. However, I also like carbs with my meals, so I tried the technique for the first time in fried rice using [read more →]

Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup

I have been eating so much cauliflower lately. It’s such a versatile vegetable – I put it in tomato sauce, frittatas, mash it with potatoes, and just snack on it plain roasted. Last weekend, I took the idea of potato and leek soup, and replaced the potatoes with roasted cauliflower. I kept it simple to [read more →]

Baked Eggs with Cauliflower and Tomatoes

Now that my marathon training is in full force, Saturday brunches after my long runs have become a regular thing. And I love it. There’s seriously nothing better than coming back from a 13 mile run to a delicious brunch and some mimosas on the deck. Matt and I have been making a list of [read more →]

Easter was quite a blog-worthy weekend. I have so much to catch up on! (Hence the long post title.) On the Saturday night before Easter, my friend Katie and I went to my mom’s house to cook dinner. Katie and I have been friends since freshman year in college and she just moved to Boston [read more →]

Quinoa ‘n’ Cheese with Cauliflower

Cooking in a hotel kitchen is a fun challenge. With two small burners, horrible knives, and no oven, I’m always trying to find ways to improvise. I really wanted some kind of healthy-ish mac ‘n’ cheese the other week, but didn’t feel like buying butter, milk, and a whole bag of flour to start a [read more →]

The second course of our Valentine’s Day truffle dinner was a creamy cauliflower soup with truffles and homemade croutons. Like the other courses, I kept it really simple. I started the soup with shallots and garlic, then added vegetable stock and cauliflower, and then pureed it all with a little bit of heavy cream. If [read more →]

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