Monday, January 25, 2016

Kitchen Experiments

Perhaps you recall that I recently made a 'pizza' with a cauliflower crust.  I wouldn't call it a real substitute for pizza, but it was not a bad dish in its own right.

My latest cauliflower experiment was baked Buffalo cauliflower.  There are lots of recipes on the internet so I won't repeat one here--basically oven roasted cauliflower with Buffalo hot sauce.  It was really tasty though.  I eat less and less meat as time goes on.  I will definitely keep this recipe.  Maybe even sometime add chicken wings or shrimp to it.

I made a rice and lentil salad to go with it.  I cooked Jasmine rice and some lentils earlier in the day.  Then I added scallions, a seeded and chopped piece of cucumber, chopped parsley, fresh lemon juice, and some olive oil, salt and pepper.  Tomatoes might have been nice, and I may add some to the left over.  Fresh Florida lemon juice is so much better than the lemons that make their way to Vermont.  The lemons at the market today were very small and thin skinned compared to what I am used to at home, but the flavor was so much more bright.

Good thing I liked it because I will be eating that salad for the rest of the week.

Ooo...maybe I will get a bag of lemons and make some limoncello.

14 comments:

  1. Isn't it funny how our taste changes. Not necessarily that strange foods taste better, but that we are willing to try something strange to us and we give it an honest chance.

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  2. yummy! But I use cauliflower in lieu of grains, not meat. LOL Viva le difference! :)

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  3. Oh my, I wish I could see myself cooking if I ever live alone, unfortunately I don't. Good for you. I eat too much meat, especially beef. Lately I've been eating shrimp and salmon. You can leave the feathers on chickens for all I care.

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  4. Florida fruit and veggies do taste fresher because in most cases there are picked local. I do like my meat, but really have cut back on red meat. I do love seafood and eat that at least once if not twice a week.

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  5. I am eating much less meat now too. It just doesn't appeal to me as much anymore. I have not tried cauliflower crust, but I have heard of it.

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  6. I can give up beef but have to have my eggs and cheese. Fresh cauliflower and broccoli are wonderful replacements for chips.

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  7. Your diet is much healthier than mine.

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  8. You are eating so heart healthy. You go girl. Think you are inspiring me to get a bit more creative. Trying to be good I have gotten a bit boring. I have some black rice begging to be cooked. Thanks for the kick in the apron.

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  9. I have that recipe for the cauliflower pizza crust, but haven't tried it yet. Need to do that soon. I do have a wonderful cauliflower and broccoli casserole that we love. (And we don't eat 'a lot' of red meat either - although I don't think DH would like it if I left it out completely)

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  10. Cauliflower pizza sounds good. I wonder if I could sneak it by the teenager? I had some great salmon last night and our little one decided she loves corn!

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  11. The salad sounds wonderful. Lemon juice does make a great low sodium salad dressing. Of course, I use the crap in the bottle, too lazy to mess with fresh lemons.

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  12. I think it is wonderful how you take such good care of yourself. I'm not sure if I was living alone that I would do as good as you do. I think there would be lots of nights with cereal as the dinner entree!

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  13. That is sounding very healthy. I haven't cooked much cauliflower in a long time. Limoncello? We have a lemon tree and always give a bunch to my cousin who says they make limoncello. I always wondered what it tasted like.

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  14. Sadly, I don't like cauliflower, coconut or coke!

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