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Cheesy Cauliflower Toast

I’ve probably mentioned this before, Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten is my all-time favorite celebrity chef!. I love watching her shows on Food Network.  Ina’s soothing voice, her serene kitchen, her use of all-natural ingredients, her adorable husband Jeffrey, I could go on about why I like Ina Garten.  I’ve also mentioned that though I love her recipes they do tend to be more meat heavy.  However that has never deterred me from making her recipes, I just improvise and omit the meat and substitute with something vegetarian.  This cauliflower toast on the other hand is one of Ina’s vegetarian recipes!  The moment I saw her making it on one of her newer episodes I knew I had to try it right away.  A gooey cheesy toast all topped with roasted cauliflower looked so good folks, that my mouth was salivating 😋!  Continue reading Cheesy Cauliflower Toast

Curried Cauliflower Tomato Soup

You know summer is in full swing when Heirloom tomatoes show up at the markets and grocery stores.  Big juicy heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors are a summertime luxury.  In this cauliflower soup to give it a summertime flair I thought I would make it this time with heirloom tomatoes. Continue reading Curried Cauliflower Tomato Soup

Mash up of Mediterranean and Indian Pilaf. Cauliflower Rice with Artichokes

Hi folks. Is it just me who has become a little lazy because of this quarantine?  Perfect example is how I came up with this recipe last week.  I needed to pick up a few ingredients for a lunchy type of meal but honestly I was being lazy – I didn’t want to bother going to the grocery store if it meant wearing a mask, standing in line, and then wipe down everything when I came home, so what did I do?  I rummaged in my freezer for ingredients on hand and found cauliflower rice, frozen artichokes and quinoa and used these three to make a mash up of Mediterranean and Indian flavors. Continue reading Mash up of Mediterranean and Indian Pilaf. Cauliflower Rice with Artichokes

Heirloom Tomato, Cauliflower, Zucchini Risotto

Heirloom Tomato, Cauliflower Zucchini Risotto

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup risotto rice
  • 5-6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 small head of cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes finely cut
  • 1 zucchini cut into small chunks
  • 1 onion finely cut
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Chili flakes (optional)

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Mixed Vegetable Upma. Cream of Wheat Pilaf

Upma is a savory South Indian pilaf usually made with cream of wheat and vegetables.  Upma is made by roasting cream of wheat which is then seasoned with spices and veggies and then cooked until fluffy and soft. The spices in upma are minimal making it a simple dish that kids really enjoy.  Upma can me made with any variety of vegetables such as cauliflower, spinach, potatoes, green beans, and carrots. Upma makes a delicious lunch or brunch option served with a side of plain yogurt or raita. Here is a recipe for a quick and easy upma that my Mom used to make with frozen mixted vegetables. Give it a try!

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Spinach Salad with Roasted Cauliflower and Bell Peppers

Here is a salad that doesn’t even require a dressing, that’s how delicious roasted cauliflower and peppers are in this spinach salad.  I roasted an entire head of cauliflower, 2 green bell peppers and 1 small onion for the salad, that’s a lot of veggies!  Then I tossed the roasted veggies with baby spinach and voila! I had the most delicious salad ever. Continue reading Spinach Salad with Roasted Cauliflower and Bell Peppers

Cauliflower Green Onion Soup

Last weekend was one of my twin’s Rani’s cello recital.  It was a rainy chilly cloudy day on this May morning when Rani had her recital, but that didn’t take away from the beautiful music played by all the student musicians which was held at a charming intimate church venue in Menlo Park. Continue reading Cauliflower Green Onion Soup

Cauliflower Ginger Soup

For a different type of cauliflower soup with the spicy edge of fresh ginger give this soup a try.  I remember having cauliflower ginger soup at a restaurant a while back and ever since then I’ve wanted to replicate it at home. Fresh ginger adds a nice kick of spiciness  giving the soup a uniquely Asian influence of flavor. Add coconut milk to make the soup creamy and the result is a quick and easy delicious cauliflower ginger soup. Continue reading Cauliflower Ginger Soup