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…. 

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Manchurian Roasted Cauliflower

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 you can get busy making the sauce…. 

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Baked Cauliflower Bites with Cheddar Dipping Sauce

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…. 

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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 in the wrong generation…. 

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Curried Chickpea and Cauliflower 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…. 

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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…. 

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