Lemon Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

Lemon Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower mashed up with lemon, garlic and Parmesan cheese. They’re sometimes called “mock” or “faux” mashed potatoes and make a tasty low-carb replacement for them, if you’re into that kind of thing. I’m a big fan of both…but I’m late to the mashed cauliflower party. It won’t happen again.

Manchurian Roasted Cauliflower

Manchurian Roasted Cauliflower 1

Roasted cauliflower tossed in a spicy, savory tomato sauce with a hint of vinegary sweetness. Typically the cauliflower would be battered and deep-fried first but given my recent obsession with roasting and knowing how messy and fussy frying is I went the easier route. The timing works out perfect because while the florets are roasting… 

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Baked Cauliflower Bites with Cheddar Dipping Sauce

Cauliflower Bites

I’m a former mustard-hater-turned-lover who grew up loathing the yellow mustard and the occasional spicy brown Grey Poupon that showed up in our fridge so this was my chance at redemption. I did it for the mustard.

Roasted Vegetable Chicken Divan

Roasted Vegetable Chicken Divan

Chicken Divan is a layered casserole of roasted broccoli, cauliflower and sliced chicken breasts smothered in a decadent red-wine-Parmesan-cream-sauce. With sliced almonds, roasted red peppers, onions and garlic, it is not the old school Chicken Divan made with canned soup and sherry. . . Do people still make that? Sometimes I think I was born… 

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Curried Chickpea and Cauliflower Couscous

Curried Chickpea Couscous

Deliciously-hearty, curried, whole-grain couscous packed with all the goodness of chickpeas, cauliflower, spinach, golden raisins and almonds. I made it twice in as many days; the first I shared, the second I didn’t. I greedily ate the leftovers at all hours of the day and night. It made me deliriously happy for days on end.

Roasted Cauliflower and Sausage Spaghetti

Roasted Cauliflower and Sausage Pasta

Nutty, roasted cauliflower comes together with hot Italian sausage and whole-grain spaghetti to make this super comforting dish.  Nourishing to the soul, hearty, filling and packed with flavor, it’s dishes like this that I crave when cold weather knocks on my door.