Friday, March 15, 2013

spiced roasted cauliflower!

This is one of my new favorite dishes! I LOVE it! Serves 3 people as a side dish. I'd double it ;)

1 medium-large head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons rice bran oil (or oil of your choice)
1 & 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon spanish paprika
1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
dash of ground ginger

Cut cauliflower into small florets. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a glass baking dish, mix all the spices together, then add the oil. Once this is all mixed together, add the cauliflower, rubbing the oil/spice mixture into the florets as much as possible.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, then, using a spatula, mix up again, then cook for 10 more minutes.

I hope you love this as much as I do! Obviously, if there are any spices listed that you don't like, please feel free to omit or change as you please. This is a fairly spicy dish but it doesn't have to be (or you can make it even spicier!).
This is adapted from a recipe from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

peanut sauce broccoli stir fry!

I love peanut sauce. But I hate vinegar, and sometimes I think peanut sauces have too much vinegar and too little peanut! So here is my personalized recipe! (Yes, I know this is the second peanut sauce recipe I posted. They're pretty different tasting and this is my favourite!)

In a medium-sized bowl, mix:
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use crunchy. The Earth Balance peanut & coconut butter blend is perfect for this)
2 tbsp honey (or agave if you don't do bee products)
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp ginger root powder (or fresh ginger if you have it!)
2 tsp chopped garlic

Steam the broccoli as long as you like - I steam mine briefly but I know a lot of people like their broccoli softer.
Stir fry some tempeh!
Mix these in a frying pan, add the sauce and some brown rice. When completely mixed and done cooking, add some salt to taste and hemp seeds (DO NOT add the hemp seeds until it is done cooking as that would spoil the nutritional value).

I hope these directions aren't too confusing and that you love this as much as I did!