Sunday, March 4, 2012

Not a big fan of Cauliflower, I've given myself a challenge each month to add a once neglected veggie to my plate.

So Cauliflower is the star today!
What shall I make with thee?... Mac n' Cheese?... Cauliflower Mash with Mushroom Gravy, perhaps?

Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese

1/2 Large head of cauliflower broken into florets
8oz Penne Pasta
1 (4oz box) silken tofu
7oz colby cheese
2-Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 handful fresh parsley
1-1/2 chipolte pepper in adobo sauce
1 tsp adobo sauce
1/2 roasted red pepper
S&P to taste
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/8 red onion
2 cloves minced garlic

Cook pasta according to package. Add C-flower to pasta water during last 4-5mins.
In a food processor blend: parsley, garlic, 1-1/2 chipotle pepper and tsp adobo sauce, roasted red pepper and red onion. Pulse to a fine chop consistency. Add tofu, mustard, 1/2 shredded colby cheese and nutritional yeast flakes. Blend until smooth.
Pour cheese mixture over hot pasta & cauliflower, add additional cheese if desired.
Bake in 350 degree oven until uniformly melted and golden brown.

Cauliflower Mash w/ Mushroom Gravy

After this testing session, I fell in like with cauliflower again. Until the next post. Enjoy!

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