Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mexican Cauliflower Explosion! GF, V, BED, SCD!

Big day today. We’re rolling down the highway back home to Cincinnati. I’ll be there for less than 12 hours though….
“don’t leave me!” – Roxy
Clearly, I am beyond excited. In fact, the past 3 nights, I’ve had dreams about NYC – and I neverdream! I think my mind is on a Public Relations campaign for the city:)
so delicious!
So anyway, last night, I made one heck of a meal. We got off the water late — we wanted to eek out every last ounce of sunshine, so we didn’t get back until 6pm! I made dinner and ate it in 45 minutes! Talk about quick, easy, and delicious!
“i love the lakes! let’s stay here forever!” – Roxy
What was it? A delicious Mexican influenced dish of…you guessed it…cauliflower! :) Mexican Cauliflower Explosion!
Spicy roasted cauliflower, topped with crunchy veggies and cooling guacamole!
catching some late evening sun:)
And it’s Gluten Free, Vegan, and Specific Carb Diet friendly with a Body Ecology Diet option!
Here’s what you need: (serves 2)
1/2 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
chili powder
garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 red pepper, diced
1 tomato, diced (BED omit)
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 avocado
1 Tbsp minced red onion
1 garlic clove, grated
1-2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
squeeze of lime
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place your cauliflower florets on a tin-foil-lined, olive-oil-sprayed baking sheet. Spritz with olive oil, and sprinkle with your spices. (Only use a TINY bit of garlic powder – it is potent!!) Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Meanwhile, prep your veggies, and make your guacamole. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mash your avocado with the back of a fork. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate until you serve.
To assemble, create a bed of cauliflower. Top with your tomato, red pepper, green peas, and guacamole. Garnish with some fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
amazing spicy roasted cauliflower!
This meal was faaaabulous! There’s nothing like crisp-tender, roasted cauliflower with smooth and creamy guacamole! The spices on the cauliflower filled the kitchen with an amazing aroma. My parents walked in and said, “it smells so good in here!” And it tasted even better:)
Roasted cauliflower takes on an almost nutty flavor – just perfect! And then the guacamole was a show stopper! Cool, creamy, rich, indulgent, but super healthy! It was fresh and bright from the lemon and cilantro – just wonderful with the slightly spicy cauliflower.
the green peas give a nice pop of color and flavor!
And the juicy tomatoes chimed in, almost creating a sauce! Finally, the peas – they added a delicious pop of starchy goodness! Not the first ingredient you’d think of when you think of Mexican food, but they were delightful!
Do you remember your dreams? What was your weirdest one?
Until tomorrow!
Need an olive oil mister? Here's the one I use:

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