Cauliflower is one of those quiet little vegetables that folks either love or hate. I'm not a fan personally, as the texture of it raw reminds me of eating rubber fish gravel with Ranch dressing. Cooked, it's always mushy. Not a fan of mushy veggies. But I've always wanted to like cauliflower. It's inexpensive, it's pretty, it's PACKED with nutrients!
While surfing the net a few weeks ago, I saw a picture of roasted cauliflower with garlic. It looked beautiful and since I love roasted garlic, it sounded yummy to boot! I decided to tweak it a bit and make it mine, cooked according to my tastes.
Took it to a Thanksgiving dinner last week and again last night to a Christmas party. Both times it was a huge hit with friends and family. It's easy. And better yet, you can prepare it in advance and then just pop it in the oven 45 minutes before you leave. If you got a chance to try this dish, let me know what you thought...
Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower
2 heads of cauliflower, dice into 1" chunks 1/3 c. olive oil 1/3 c. canola oil 1 1/2 T. diced garlic 1 T. Herbs de Provence (The original recipe called for chopped rosemary, but I wanted a little more flavor. It does make a difference!) 1 t. salt 1 t. ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400. Put diced cauliflower into a large plastic Ziploc. Mix oils, spices, garlic and herbs together. Pour oil mixture into Ziploc bag, closing tightly. Toss cauliflower in oil mixture until well coated. Place into large baking dish and bake uncovered at 400 for 20 minutes. Toss again. Continue baking for another 20 minutes or until cauliflower is tender to personal liking.
Thanks for joining us here! We're excited to see what might come of this little experiment. And it is an experiment. No real parameters or end date in sight, we hope this to be a fluid experience. This is not meant to be some deep existential blog. We'll save those for a face-to-face over a complex glass of cabernet and some yummy, stinky cheese or fresh breads. Call us for a date! :-)
This is basically to journal our experience in being more disciplined with all the myriads of blessings God has given our household. The initial plan is to explore what we are doing with what God provides financially, find the strengths and weaknesses, and find ways to improve what we're doing. We do believe stewardship is a discipline and we know that the stronger that gets, the strong our relationship with God becomes.
We will end this by stating that we are not experts by any stretch of the imagination. We are just journaling what we're learning, in research, education and experience. If we can encourage you to do the same, wonderful! We also hope to gain insight into your lives with your sharing this journey with us. We look forward to a positive practical and spiritual exchange!
I'm finding it terribly ironic that the graphic that I chose to have in the header of this blog is a wheat field. A wheat field! I'm gluten-intolerant. I have no doubt that when I chose this, God was in Heaven giggling at me. Or at the very least, shaking His head.