Veg Out: Excited About Cauliflower and Celery Root

Lately, cauliflower has really been hitting the spot! I have nothing against cauliflower, it just wasn’t deeply appreciated… Here are some recipes I’ve been loving lately:

Kind Cauliflower Recipes

A simple way to prepare cauliflower is to bake the florets with a little oil and herbamare, a naturopathic seasoning made with herbs and sea salt. When I cook cauliflower this way, I steam it a little first to soften, then mix with the oil and herbamare and bake. Easy and so yum! Christopher’s cauliflower steaks in The Kind Diet (page 271) are also super yum.  Use cauliflower in the nishime recipe (page 263) for deep nourishment.

My dad also has a great cauliflower recipe. It’s so good, but he uses a microwave (boo). I made it recently without it and it turned out almost as good. Set your oven to 450 degrees. Then steam the cauliflower a little until it’s soft. Next, add 4 tablespoons veganaise and 2 teaspoons dijon mustard mixed together and spread it evenly throughout the cauliflower. Once mixed well, place the cauliflower on a baking sheet with 3 teaspoons Parmela sprinkled on top. Then bake it until it’s soft but browned. Let me know what you think of it!

I have always been drawn to celery root at the farmers market, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I started adding it to my nishime and it’s yum city! A great nishime combo is celery root, fennel, and cauliflower. Try it out! I’ve also baked celery root into fries before and it’s pretty tasty.. Celery root and leek soup is very nice and simple as well.

What are your favorite ways to prepare cauliflower or celery root? Share recipes or links in the comments below.

Love,

Alicia

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