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Asian Inspired Valentine’s Vegetarian Menu. 2019

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday 💕❤️!  Ours was spent at home with the twins. My eldest was at her company’s sales conference in Half Moon Bay so it was just the four of us.  It was a rainy, stormy V Day here in the Bay Area. I was so happy to be at home and not going out for dinner. Usually I have my act together for Valentine’s Day with a menu all prepared so that when the kids and Hitesh come home they have a special menu waiting and ready. But this time I was in a culinary slump 😞.  My mind was blank and I just couldn’t come up with a cool menu for this special day.  Thankfully my twins came to the rescue!!  Since they were home this week for Ski week holiday break, they stepped up to make our family’s Valentine’s Day dinner.  What better Valentine’s present can a Mom ask for? A home cooked meal made with love by her kids 🤗😍. Continue reading Asian Inspired Valentine’s Vegetarian Menu. 2019

French Onion Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Think French onion soup but more creamy with a cauliflower twist, that’s what this soup tastes like – a caramelized creamy French onion soup. Caramelized onions and roasted cauliflower make this soup taste sweet, then blend the caulflower into a creamy consistency and you have a delicious creamy style French onion soup made without beef broth and it’s vegetarian! This soup looks like it has load of cream, but in actuality this is a dairy free recipe. Give it a try! Continue reading French Onion Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Red Onion Cauliflower

Looking for an outstanding side dish with minimal effort? Look no more. These roasted cauliflower and onions are positively delicious and require just three steps – cut, toss and roast. Season with herbs if you like, but the veggies are so flavorful on their own that I just added some fresh herbs as garnish. Serve them as a side dish, toss them in with eggs, add them to a green salad, or how about making soup? Any which way you have these veggies they are going to taste amazing. For Sunday Soups coming up I’ll share the recipe for a delicious soup using these roasted cauliflower and onion combo. In the meantime give this delectable side dish a try! Continue reading Roasted Red Onion Cauliflower

Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 -3 cups sliced Brussels sprouts about 1/2-1lb
  • 2-3 cups cauliflower florets – half of a head of cauliflower
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives
  • 2-3 bunches of romaine lettuce cut into chunks
  • Dried cranberries or dried cherries (optional)
  • A few pitted dates cut into long strips (optional)
  • Parmesan shavings (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • honey vinaigrette.

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Cauliflower Curry with Peas, Potatoes & Peppers

Cauliflower Curry with Peas, Potatoes and Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cauliflower cut into large florets
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 inch ginger shredded
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely cut
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 large green bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes cut into chunks
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro chopped
  • Spices:
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
    • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
    • 1 tsp asafetida powder (optional)
    • 1/2 tsp paprika or chili powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • Salt
    • Oil

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Cauliflower Sauté with Peppers and Tofu

I picked up this recipe from watching an episode of Ree Drummond’s Food Network show Pioneer Woman which was focused on quick AND healthy 16-minute meals. Of the three meals she made, two were vegetarian! One of the vegetarian dishes was a hummus wrap with roasted peppers, artichoke hearts and feta cheese with a tossed green salad  – Yum 😋.  The other vegetarian dish was a cauliflower sauté with Asian flavorings. The dish I chose to make right away was the cauliflower sauté. This dish has loads of cauliflower and easy to find store-bought Asian sauces. I modified the original recipe by adding bell peppers and tofu to amp up the vegan protein and served this outstanding cauliflower sauté with royal rice made with coconut milk, garlic and onions. Give it a try. Continue reading Cauliflower Sauté with Peppers and Tofu

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Potato Curry and a look at Saturn’s Rings!

Cauliflower, broccoli and potato curry is a dish I had at my friend Radhika’s home when we all went over for dinner recently.  Radhika had made a traditional South Indian Tamil meal for the evening that was outstanding. One of the veggie dishes was a broccoli cauliflower and potato curry that was so good that Rani was having seconds and thirds. It seems this curry is a favorite of Radhika’s two sons and is a dish that Radhika’s Father used to make when she was young.  Continue reading Cauliflower, Broccoli & Potato Curry and a look at Saturn’s Rings!

Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Quiche

Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Quiche
makes 2 quiche pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 small head of cauliflower cut into pieces.
  • 1 large onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 -2 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 2-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup marinated spicy calabrian chilies (optional)
  • 2 readymade frozen pie crusts
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream or whipping cream
  • 3 cups grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

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Cauliflower Potato Curry in Tomato Gravy

The aroma of cauliflower and potatoes cooking with onions and spices in a saucy tomato gravy always makes me smile 😊. I fondly remember my Mom making this cauliflower potato curry when I was growing up. When Mom served the curry in little stainless steel bowls along with her warm homemade chapatis, we would take pieces of chapati and dunk them in the tomato gravy and then eat spoonfuls of tender cauliflower potato curry.  The tomato sauce is what gives the curry a nice tangy sourness that is yummy. Mom used to call this cauliflower curry “raswala cauliflower sabzi” translation “cauliflower curry in gravy.”  Oh how fondly I remember my younger days and my Mom’s cooking.  Funnily I get the same warm and feel good reaction when I make this curry for my family as well. This recipe is simple yet packs a ton of flavor. Give it a try! Continue reading Cauliflower Potato Curry in Tomato Gravy

Soft Tacos with Roasted Cauliflower, Leeks & Peppers

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo here is a simple and delicious recipe for soft tacos with roasted cauliflower, leeks and peppers with a few Mexican spices. Since we are celebrating Mexican culture, I would like to take this opportunity to share these photos I took of beautiful Mexican tiles at gorgeous Spanish Mission style buildings in and around California.

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