Vegan Meal Idea 2/9/14

Cauliflower. Puree it into a cream sauce. Chop it into “rice.” Turn it into a pizza crust. Roast it into bite sized goodness. What a great vegetable.

I am a great planner at work. I love managing schedules, making sure projects are moving forward, and thinking through next steps. When it comes to what’s for dinner, I may or may not be lacking in the planning department. I literally start thinking about dinner on my drive home from work.

So of course, I bought a head of cauliflower with no plan for it. If you follow me on Pinterest you can see about 7 pins in a row of recipe ideas with cauliflower– all pinned post-purchase.


When I stumbled upon this recipe from Cookin Canuck, I knew I had found a winner.

**Note- I did end up cooking the cauliflower for about 8 extra minutes, but otherwise followed the recipe**

Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower. It was the perfect menu addition for today’s dinner. So if you are anything like me and don’t know what Monday’s dinner looks like, here’s an idea for you

Appetizer: Steamed edamame

Side: Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower. Recipe

Main: Quinoa Corn Chowder.  Recipe

Dessert:¬†A square of dairy free dark chocolate (a “staple” dessert in my house)

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Happy eating.

Now back to watching the Olympics. Go team USA!

Until next time,