Cauliflower Salsa

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Purple Cauliflower Salsa

I love salsa!  I put salsa on everything,  well almost everything. This colorful alternative to tomato salsa can add some variety to your meals.  You can put this on top of any type of fish, toast, potatoes or dip chips or pita into it.


Ingredient List:

1 C cauliflower florets chopped finely ( I used purple cauliflower but any color is okay)

1 C olives chopped ( I used a blend of black, green and kalamata)

1/4 C chopped parsley

1/2 pear chopped finely

1/2 lemon (juice)

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp olive oil


Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, add more oil if needed


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Cauliflower “Breadsticks”

What you’ll need:

1 head of cauliflower grated or pulsed in the food processor until it’s the consistency of couscous rice

1 egg (or egg substitute)

2 C mozzarella grated and divided 

2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated 

2 tbsp Italian seasoning 

1 tsp sea salt divided

1 tsp garlic powder

What you’ll do:

Pre-heat oven to 400

Place cauliflower in a large saucepan and cover with water, bring to a boil and steam until tender about 5 minutes. Alternatively cook cauliflower for 2 minutes in the microwave in a microwave safe dish

Let cool

Drain excess water by squeezing the cauliflower in cheesecloth or a dish towel, remove as much water as you possibly can

Combine drained cauliflower, egg and 1 C mozerella, Italian seasoning, garlic and 1/2 tsp salt 

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and grease

Spoon cauliflower mixture into the loaf pan and press down firmly 

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown

Remove from oven, and loaf pan by flipping the breadsticks over on a baking sheet then top with remaining mozerella and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with remaining salt

Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbling 

Remove from oven, cut into strips

I served mine with tomatillo ranch dressing 


Yaki Soba Noodles

Yaki Soba Noodles

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What you’ll need: 4 Servings

1 tbsp olive oil

1 head of cauliflower

2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp yellow curry powder

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 bunch scallion chopped (light green and white part only)

1 tsp agave nectar

1/2 tbsp sesame seed oil

1 tbsp sesame seeds

2 packages Yaki Soba noodles (in produce section)

1 C snow peas cleaned and ends removed

1/4 C daikon radish chopped

1/4 C cilantro chopped finely

4 eggs

What you’ll do:

Pre-heat oven to 425

Slice cauliflower into large pieces

Grease a baking sheet

Lay cauliflower on baking sheet and drizzle on the olive oil

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and curry powder

Bake for 20 minutes or until browning

In a bowl combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, scallions and agave

Set aside

Soft boil eggs (place eggs in cold water, bring to a boil, boil for 3 minutes, place in ice bath until chilled, peel)

Run noodles under hot water to loosen

In a large skillet heat sesame oil and seeds over medium-low heat

Add noodles, peas and cilantro

Cook for 3-4 minutes

Add sauce

Stir thoroghly

Once heated through plate, add cauliflower, radish and additional cilantro if wanted

Top with soft boiled egg


I garnished mine with red pepper flake and jalapeno

Cauliflower {rice}

Cauliflower Rice

What you’ll need:

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 head of cauliflower pulsed in the food processor until the consistency of couscous rice

1 bunch asparagus

1 C sun dried tomatoes

1 bunch leeks sliced and cleaned

(I added the meat from 1 lobster tail to mine)

2 tsp garlic salt

1 tbsp bullion paste (I used lobster better than bullion)

What you’ll do:

Re-hydrate the sun dried tomatoes by placing them in a bowl of warm water

In a large skillet (I used cast iron) heat oil over medium heat

Add leeks and cook about 5 minutes until leeks are soft

Add sun dried tomatoes (drain water and chop roughly)

In a small sauce pan filled with water , add asparagus and boil for a few minutes

Remove from heat and chop

Set aside

Add cauliflower to skillet along with garlic salt and bullion paste

Cook until heated through (do not over cook)

Add asparagus

Add lobster (if wanted, optional)

Toss everything together in a large bowl


I served mine with herb crusted mahi mahi 

Cauliflower-Veggie Bake


What you’ll need:

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 shallot sliced thinly

1 jalapeño de-veined and seeded chopped finely

1/2 head cauliflower chopped

4-5 red potatoes cleaned and chopped into small pieces (I leave the skins on)

1/4 C snap peas halved

1 C vegetable broth (I use better than bullion)

1/4 C cheddar cheese (optional)

Sea salt

Ground black pepper

Rosemary (dried or fresh)

6 ramekins

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 425

In a large pot of boiling water add potatoes and cook until soft

Add cauliflower to boiling water and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes

While that is cooking in a large skillet heat oil over medium and add shallots

Cook until shallots are browned and turn off heat

Strain cauliflower and potatoes

Add cauliflower, potatoes and peas to the skillet with the shallot

Season with salt and pepper

Spoon the veggie mixture evenly into 6 individual ramekins

Pour vegetable broth evenly between the ramekins over vegetable mixture

Sprinkle with rosemary

Top each ramekin with cheddar cheese and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is bubbling

Garnish with more rosemary if wanted


Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower

What you’ll need:

1 head of cauliflower chopped
1/2 C buttermilk
1/2 C unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 bottle of Frank’s Hot Sauce

What you do:
Heat oven to 350

Combine flour and buttermilk together in a large bowl

Add cauliflower and mix thoroughly

Spread cauliflower out evenly on a lined baking sheet

Bake for 20-25 minutes until crispy

Take out of oven, pour hot sauce on, and mix thoroughly

Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes


Curried Cauliflower with Vegan Sausage on Wild Rice

Curried Cauliflower with Vegan Sausage on Wild Rice

What you’ll need:
1 head of cauliflower
1 Cup wild rice
2 Links of vegan sausage (I prefer italian flavored)
3 TBLS extra virgin olive oil
1 TBLS curry powder
1 TSP turmeric powder
1 TSP sea salt
1/2 lemon (juice)
1 cube vegetable bouillon(optional)

What you do:
Pre heat oven to 450 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil
In a bowl mix together 2 TBLS olive oil, curry powder, turmeric powder, sea salt and lemon juice

Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces
Place cauliflower in curry mixture and lightly coat all pieces

Place cauliflower on cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes

While cauliflower is baking cook wild rice according to directions (Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add 1 cup wild rice, reduce heat and simmer with lid on for 15 minutes)

After rice is cooked add bouillon and let melt into rice, stir occasionally until thoroughly mixed in

Heat remaining 1 TBLS of olive oil in a skillet or frying pan on med-high heat

Cut vegan sausage into 1/4″ pieces
Cook until golden brown on each side in olive oil
(about 3 minutes per side)

Place rice on plate, add sausage and cauliflower
Squeeze any remaining lemon on top
Sprinkle with sea salt