2 cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 cups medium shell macaroni
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Spray 11″x7″ baking dish with nonstick oil.
Cook macaroni in salted boiling water for 6 minutes.
Drain macaroni and set aside.
Heat milk in large saucepan.
Add the cooked macaroni shells and cauliflower florets.
Season well with salt and pepper.
Cook for 3-5 minutes, until cauliflower and macaroni are tender and sauce is thickened.
Add butter, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and mustard.
Stir and cook over low heat until cheese has melted.
Pour macaroni mixture into prepared baking dish.
Top with Parmesan cheese and paprika (can add more cheddar cheese, if desired).
Place casserole in the upper third of over to brown (watch carefully).
Remove from oven.
Ready to dig in…
Serves 4 – 6
Note: To make this a vegan dish, use plant-based butter and non-dairy cheeses.
1 head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch thick slices, approximately 4 steaks
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup barbecue sauce, your choice
Brush both sides of each slice of cauliflower with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place cauliflower slices on heated grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side.
Coat each side with barbecue sauce and place back on grill for about 3 to 5 more minutes per side.
Or you can roast the cauliflower “steaks” at 400˚ on a baking sheet fitted with parchment paper for about 30 minutes, flipping them over about halfway through.
Then coat steaks with barbecue sauce and roast for 5 more minutes.
Makes 4 steaks; 1 steak per person
Note: Do not discard the cauliflower pieces. If grilling, season pieces with salt and pepper, brush with olive oil. Wrap first in parchment paper, then with heavy duty tin foil and place on grill. If roasting, just add the seasoned pieces to the baking sheet.
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1 inch chunks
6 ounces fresh broccoli florets, about 4 cups
6 ounces fresh cauliflower florets, about 4 cups
4 tablespoons non-dairy butter
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup almond milk
salt, pepper to taste
In a large pot, over medium heat, melt non-dairy butter.
Add onion and garlic and sauté, until golden, about 6 minutes.
Add potato chunks, broccoli and cauliflower.
Add vegetable broth.
Bring to a boil.
Cover pot and lower heat to simmer.
Cook for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
Uncover pot, turn off heat.
With an immersion blender, puree soup until creamy.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add almond milk and puree for 1 more minute.
Note: The soup can be made using a pressure cooker, cutting the cooking time in half.
Medium cauliflower, cut into florets
2 1/2 cups yams (sweet potatoes), large dice
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
Fresh thyme leaves
3 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Line a baking sheet with sides with parchment paper.
Place cauliflower florets, yams, and garlic cloves in pan.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
Toss to mix.
Roast for 20 minutes, or until florets are golden.
Heat coconut oil in a sauté pan.
Add chopped onion and sauté until soft.
Chop thyme leaves, measuring 1 tablespoon.
Add to pan, stir.
Place vegetable stock, roasted cauliflower mixture, onion mixture into a slow cooker.
Cook on high for 1 hour, until cauliflower florets and yams are soft.
Using an immersible blender or pour into a blender when cool, puree until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup non-dairy milk and puree.
Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and finely chopped thyme leaves.
Note: Can use a Dutch oven or stock pot instead of slow cooker.
2 1/2 pound cauliflower, cut into 2 inch florets
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
1 head garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Kirkland 21 spice blend, or a brand of your choice
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large glass mixing bowl, combine cauliflower florets, green beans, garlic head and olives.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
Toss to combine.
Spread vegetables in a single layer on baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil with bread crumbs and spice blend.
Sprinkle mixture over vegetables.
Roast for 35 minutes, stirring vegetables once.
Remove from oven.
Separate garlic cloves and peel off skin.
Toss the garlic cloves over vegetables.
Place in a serving dish.
1 head cauliflower, leaves and stem trimmed; cut into small flowerettes
4 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 475°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add olive oil and cauliflower. Toss to coat flowerettes.
Spread them out in one layer.
Cover pan with tin foil for the first ten minutes.
Roast for 25 to 35 minutes.
Flip flowerettes once after 20 minutes.
4 red bell peppers, seeded and cut in half
2 heads cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 2-inch florets
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 tablespoons Spanish olives with chilies, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cover bottoms of 2 large baking sheet pans with parchment paper.
Toss cauliflower florets and pepper halves with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, then divide between two 4-sided sheet pans. Roast vegetables, turning them and switching position of pans halfway through, until just tender and browned in spots, about 20 minutes total.
While vegetables roast, whisk together lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large serving bowl, then add 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a slow stream, whisking. Add the chopped Spanish olives, if desired, into the vinaigrette. Add warm cauliflower and peppers and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature.
Note: Peppers and cauliflower can be roasted and tossed with vinaigrette one day ahead and chilled.
1 whole head of garlic, cloves separated, but not peeled
1 large head of cauliflower, trimmed and cut into large florets
4 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preheat oven to 450ºF.
Bring small pot of water to a boil and add the garlic cloves. Boil 15 seconds. Drain, peel, and cut off any brown parts. Cut the largest cloves in half lengthwise.
On a sheet pan, fitted with parchment paper, toss the cauliflower with the garlic, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Spread mixture out in a single layer and roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing twice, until the cauliflower is tender and the garlic is lightly browned.
Scrape the cauliflower into a large bowl with the garlic and pan juices. Add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, parsley, pine nuts and lemon juice. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, toss well, and serve hot or warm.
Note: Can use 2 small heads of cauliflower instead of 1 large one. Can substitute brussels sprouts for the cauliflower.