Mar 30, 2013
I’m doing a cooking demo at the PaleoFX conference today, sautéeing up a batch of the sweetly-spiced Cauliflower Rice Pilaf from Well Fed, while wearing a microphone headset like Madonna. I may or may not vogue while on stage; the jury is still out.
Since you all can’t be there with us, I thought I’d share the recipe, just in case you want to stir up a batch yourself. Vogue-ing...
Oct 29, 2012
Three hundred sixty four days of the year, cauliflower is a gentle vegetable. So humble, so bland and unassuming, so eager to please. What other vegetable allows you to grate it to smithereens to make rice or mash it into submission or purée it until it’s creamy comfort in a bowl?
But one day a year, on October 31, when witches fly across the sky and demons crawl from the depths of the netherworld...
Oct 24, 2012
It’s not exactly soup weather in Austin yet. The temperature is still annoyingly hovering in the high 80s, and the stack of (super cute) sweaters I bought a few weeks ago sits on my shelf, mocking me and the life choices that brought me to the land of perpetual flip flops and the (questionable) glory of swimming holes.
But that doesn’t mean that I can’t eat soup.
In fact, I’m eating...
Mar 29, 2012
I’ve probably eaten hundreds (if not thousands) of stuffed grape leaves in my life. And about 99% of them were made by my dad. We always called them “stuffed grape leaves,” never dolmas, and they were pretty straight forward: white rice, lamb, minimal seasonings, and a light coating of lemon-egg sauce. We’d soak the leaves in the sink (never in a bowl), then my dad and I would...
Jun 21, 2011
You know what used to be fun? Picking up the phone and having a pile of Chinese food delivered. There were times that Dave and I ordered so much food, the restaurant would include six sets of chopsticks and six fortune cookies. Yeah, that’s right: they thought we were throwing some kind of dinner party, rather than feeding just the two of us while we watched a movie in a heap on the couch.
Jan 11, 2011
It’s not at all like eating chocolate, but Cocoa-Toasted Cauliflower is savory, roasted goodness.
We’re deep into cauliflower season in the northern hemisphere (I got a volleyball-sized cauliflower in my Farmhouse Delivery last week), and it’s cold outside – even here in Austin – so now is a great time to crank up the oven. The cocoa in the recipe enhances the natural nuttiness of the...
Dec 28, 2010
What could be more comforting on a cold winter evening than ground beef and gravy topped with mashed potatoes? I’ll tell you what: flavorful ground beef topped with creamy mashed cauliflower!
Cottage pie is a traditionally British or Irish dish made from beef, and it’s a kissin’ cousin to shepherd’s pie, which is made with lamb. The term ‘cottage pie’ has been around...
Sep 23, 2009
Dave and I, after much painful trial and error, have declared Sundays “socializing-free zones,” which means that except for major occasions – like a friend’s recent wedding – we don’t make plans with other humans on Sundays. It’s our day to sleep late, do laundry, cook for the week, taunt the cat about being a skinny-ass Zombie beast, read books, take a nap, sit in the...
Sep 3, 2009
A few months ago, I discovered Curry Fried F’Rice over on Paleo-Steve’s blog, and it drastically changed my relationship with cauliflower. Cauly and I went from casual acquaintances to intimate confidantes immediately. Then I made this Cauliflower Fouscous Pilaf (faux + couscous = Fouscous), and were are now lifetime BFFs. (If you need some rationale for why cauliflower should immediately...
Sep 22, 2008
Mmmmm… cauliflower. It tastes yummy and packs a nutritional wallop. Whoop!
It’s got phytochemicals! Fiber! Vitamin C! And a high intake of cauliflower has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. (Cauliflower + Fight Gone Bad = suck it, prostate cancer!)
Fun fact: The fractal dimension of cauliflower is predicted at about 2.88.
It comes in varieties with adorable...