Monday, March 7, 2011

Excessive Vegetables

My mother-in-law likes to bring stuff over. If she's coming for dinner, she'll swing by the farmer's market and pick up enough vegetables to feed roughly ninety-seven people. I usually try to get her to bring the unused vegetables home if they don't fit into my weekly menu because I really, really hate having stuff spoil in our fridge.

In November I found broccoli and cauliflower from the previous week that didn't make their way back so I started to think about what to make with it. I originally wanted to make a cauliflower and pea curry, but I had just made a curry the night before and Meredith isn't fond of peas anyway.

Returning to my computer I started reading up on the food blogs that I follow and almost immediately, I found a recipe for mashed cauliflower at Elana's Pantry to use as a starting point and immediately got to work. The result was a tasty lunch with enough leftovers for the following day.

Recipe: Mashed Cauliflower and Broccoli

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  1. Matthew didn't like cauliflower very much, until I decided to oven roast it (olive oil, salt/pepper) and mix it with pasta. Now he loves it! Oven roasting the cauliflower really helps bring out its nutty flavor.

  2. My fiance loves cauliflower, but served in one way only - sichuan style with chinese peppercorns to give that mouth-numbing sensation. I'll give this a try, I love mashed stuff....

  3. I've had a few friends who've since admitted that their distaste of certain things might have been related to their parents' cooking rather than the food itself.


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