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Cauliflower Couscous Salad with Plums & Prosciutto

plum couscous salad

Today was one of those days when I wanted a couscous salad. Without any couscous to be had, I made do. I’d used the idea of ‘ricing’ cauliflower before and I’d seen it used in a risotto (brilliant but I have yet to try it!), as rice and as couscous. There seemed to be no time like the present to try it. It helped that the pressure was on, because I had a cauliflower going bad in the fridge. Kinda like the time I made this. It was one of those ‘use it or lose it’ moments.

The other ingredients in this recipe come from a most brilliant surprise. A visit from my sister! You should know, out here any visit at all is really nice, but a visit from a sister is truly special. Like Christmas! She even came bearing gifts! Of course in my house, the best gifts of all tend to be food and wine.

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By on July 30, 2013 in Blog, Cauliflower, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Side Dish 12

Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sauce

Cauliflower Quinoa CakesMost of the time living out in the bush is not so different than living in town. You know, minus the running water, bathroom, civilization, power. See, not so different. Until you need a grocery store.

Then it sucks. Sucks like wet sand in panties.

Yesterday, I slammed the freezer door, but I didn’t notice that the door had popped back open ever so slightly. Then I proceeded to climb up into my tower for the rest of the day. From 1 pm to 8 pm, my freezer door was left ajar. It was 33 degrees Celcius (that’s about 92 degrees Fahrenheit).

Yeah for me!

I was greeted to a mostly thawed freezer and every thing in my fridge, warm. Not. Good.

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By on July 5, 2013 in Appetizer, Blog, Brunch, Cauliflower, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Popular Posts, Quinoa, Recipes, Sauce, Vegetarian 18

Roasted Cauliflower Mint Salad With Citrus Cashew Dressing

 


There are some flavors that make you feel like it’s spring, no matter what the temperature is outside. Take dill for example. There’s nothing “winter” about dill. No matter how you shake a stick (or magic wand) at it. Mint is the same. So while the snow was falling and the temperature dropped to below 0, I decided to eat “spring” until it decided to show up.

I have good news!

Ok a couple of pieces of good news.

First, spring is here. There are no sub zero temperatures in the forecast, in fact it will be down right balmy. Balmy for Canada at any rate. If the forecast holds true  (pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top), this girl just might have another shower in her future. All be it, an outdoor shower stall made out of painted plywood. But a shower…a glorious shower. And since I forgot to shave my arm pits the last time I had a shower (on Monday)…I’m kinda lookin’ forward to it.

What can I say, I like a clean armpit. Don’t judge.

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By on May 3, 2013 in Blog, Cauliflower, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian 15

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (DF) with Herbed Olive Oil

I hope that I’m not the only one trying to pack in more veggies, but I think it’s safe to say I’m not alone. Here’s a super low calorie, good-for-you, packed full of flavor kind of soup that will please a vegan as much as a meatatarian.

I don’t know about you, but that’s an important thing in our house. We are both meat eaters, but vegetarian meals (some vegan) take center stage most of the time. We usually have 3 meat dishes a week. So out of the 35 meals a week that we eat (5 meals a day times 7 days = 35), 3 are meat dishes. I think that’s pretty good especially considering how far we’ve come. But the truth is, I can’t sustain that with hubby unless the vegetarian meals taste amazing.

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By on January 13, 2013 in Blog, Cauliflower, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian 12

Pan Fried Scallops with Golden Almonds and Creamy Cauliflower

I love date night. Sometimes date night is just me, myself and I. It’s a chance to kick back and relax by myself with an easy meal and a glass of wine. Other times it falls into the more traditional category (aka dinner with another human being). I try to treat myself at least once a week to a beautiful meal that isn’t rushed or stressful. The type a night when you remember to put on some music and light a candle or two and eat with a a proper napkin. Some weeks are better then others, and then there are weeks like this one, where I get to Friday in a whirlwind and wonder where the week went.

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By on November 18, 2012 in Blog, Cauliflower, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Popular Feasts, Recipes, Shell Fish 8

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