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Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

I could eat this delicious Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese probably every other day. Well, I like calling this Mac-flower and Cheese ’cause I used Cauliflower instead of macaroni. This recipe blew my Instagram account after food52 reshared my picture of Mac-flower and Cheese. Since I…

Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RotelDareToDip #CollectiveBias What do you think of this Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip Tray? I hope you guys like it. Halloween is just around the corner…

Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli

Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli

Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli

The combination of Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli just fit together like peas and carrots in the pot pie.

I just loved everything. I had my niece over for lunch, and she enjoyed it as well.

So, these meatballs are obviously meatless. I do not know how they did it, but they honestly taste like a meat to me.

Needless to say, they are so freaking delicious.

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My family loved it too. Well, I do not make it often and we are not vegan or vegetarian, but I enjoy every few days a nice plant-based meal. I even crave salads!

To some of you, that might be strange but it is honestly true.

Besides, broccoli and cauliflower are amazing in every possible way.

Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli

I wanted to stay with a completely vegan meal. Which is not mandatory, of course, since we are not vegans or vegetarians.

However, I wanted to go along with the theme and create our lunch so my family can actually see that vegan lunch can be delicious.

My boys are always running away from the idea but this turned around. We all truly enjoyed it.

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I tossed some thawed organic broccoli and cauliflower with these meatballs. Also, I made this delicious veggie-packed spaghetti to go with it.

It was truly one remarkable meal. To be honest, you do not need the whole bunch of food to create an amazing meal for a family.

They will love anything that I make so I try to use simple ingredients to create a wonderful dinner.

Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli

You can find Spaghetti recipe here on my blog. It is olive oil and garlic spaghetti, and we absolutely love it.

Of course, you can eat it just like this, or you may serve it with rice, quinoa or any type of pasta.

Well, I am just here giving you a couple of tasty ideas. I have so many amazing meatless recipes and side dishes on my blog that I am sure you will find something.

I am linking some of my personal favourite meatless recipes. They are all tested and my picky family approved.

HAPPY COOKING!

Meatless recipes you might like:

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese

Pan-Fried Eggplant with Mozzarella and Marinara

Sage and Brown Butter Gnocchi 

Yellow Rice with Peppers and Tomato Sauce

Easy Lyonnaise Potatoes

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Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli
Yield: 2 Servings

Meatless Meatballs with Cauliflower and Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This whole combo just fit together like peas and carrots in the pot pie. I just loved everything. I had my niece over for lunch, and she enjoyed it as well.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 6 Gardein Meatless Meatballs 3 per serving
  • 1 cup Frozen Broccoli
  • 1 cups frozen Cauliflower
  • Sprinkle: Lemon-Black Pepper Seasoning unsalted
  • Sprinkle: Red Chili flakes
  • Sprinkle: Dried Parsley
  • Sea Salt to taste

Garnish

  • A drizzle of Chili Oil
  • Fresh Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Serve it with SuperGreen Pasta

Instructions

  1. Follow meatless meatballs cooking instructions according to a package. I prefer thawing the meatballs then just cooking them defrosted until light brown on hot oil for a couple of minutes, turning every 30-40 seconds.
  2. After meatballs are lightly brown toss them with (slightly) thawed Broccoli and Cauliflower. You could use raw, fresh vegetables, just make sure to blanch them just before tossing them with meatballs. Cook vegetables for a minute or two on medium-high heat.
  3. Season with seasoning to taste.

Notes

KITCHEN TIP: HOW TO THAW FROZEN VEGETABLES:

Put frozen vegetables in a colander or a strainer and run cold water over the vegetables until thawed. If you are thawing Spinach or kale, make sure to squeeze out excess water. I finish pasta at the same time I finish this dish so I could serve it together. This is also very easy to cook ahead and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze it for a month.

The reason why I do not keep broccoli and cauliflower longer than 2 days: It has a very particular smell if it stands in the fridge for too long.

I recommend no longer than 2 days. you can always freeze it and reheat. You can serve this with whatever you wish or eat it on its own. I like this green pasta very much.

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Cauliflower Ranch Parmesan Baked Bites

Cauliflower Ranch Parmesan Baked Bites

Cauliflower Ranch-Parmesan Baked Bites is amazingly delicious, easy and so versatile. You can pretty much use any flavor that you want or desire. After testing several different coatings or flavors, my family liked this one the best. To be honest, I do not know why…

Oven-Roasted Thai Cauliflower Steaks

Oven-Roasted Thai Cauliflower Steaks

When I think about cauliflower, many dishes come to my mind, but deep fried, pickled, or raw were my favorite ways to eat this power vegetable. To include cooked cauliflower in our diet often I started to roast it. Making them with different flavors just…

Guacamole over Roasted Cauliflower

Guacamole over Roasted Cauliflower

Guacamole over Roasted Cauliflower

Sitting in my living room, and sipping on my first cup of freshly brewed coffee one early morning, I had cravings for roasted cauliflower.

It is nothing unusual for my cravings to start working early. Even though I am genuinely a poor breakfast eater. Coffee and maybe a pastry that is about it for me on the most mornings. However, that morning was different. I was craving this. My thoughts were running wild.

Guacamole over Roasted Cauliflower

Building a recipe fast and furious in my head before lunchtime starts. What could I combine it with? Of course, the roasted chicken came to mind. Which by the way was a delight having with this roasted cauliflower and simple, classic guacamole.

The simplicity of this dish is absolutely amazing, but the complex combination that brings you sour with a hint of spiciness, along with savory smooth taste.

It is just a perfect, healthy and a delicious side dish. Bringing together power foods such as cauliflower, avocado, garlic, and lemon with an explosion of flavor that you will love when they are combined together in a unique way.

Guacamole over Roasted Cauliflower

Guacamole over Roasted Cauliflower

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Healthy Choices
Keyword appetizer, breakfast, brunch, party food, meatless
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head Cauliflower fresh/medium size,
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Sea salt pinch

Guacamole:

  • 1 Avocado peeled/pitted
  • 6 cloves Garlic roasted and peeled
  • Lemon Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp. Chili Pepper powder more if desired
  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • Salt to taste 1/4 tsp.
  • Fresh Mint 1 sprig/6-8 leaf, or more + for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Wash cauliflower, then separate cauliflower into medium flower buds (it’s alright if some are smaller than the other). Toss the flower buds with the few pinches of sea salt (or any on hand) and olive oil (add garlic cloves to roast too), Roast for 30-35 minutes. After roasting, transfer the cauliflower buds on the kitchen paper towel to absorb extra moisture. Set aside.
  3. While cauliflower is cooling a bit (10 minutes), start with the Guacamole. Wash, open, and pit the avocado. You can use more than one, but ultimately one should be enough. Add all the ingredients, and peel roasted garlic cloves. Roughly chop garlic into smaller pieces before mashing them with the avocado. Season it with salt to taste. I had to add more than a few pinches until it reached my desirable taste. If you like guacamole smooth, then place everything in the food processor, and for a chunky version just mashes with a masher or a fork.
  4. You can mix guacamole gently with the roasted cauliflower, or serve it on the side, spooning it over the cauliflower when you serve it.
  5. Garnish with extra mint, and lemon slices/wedges.

Recipe Notes

Did you know that you can make an amazing pasta dish just by combining guacamole and pasta, adding shrimp or chicken to the mix is another level of deliciousness?! Recipe: Spaghetti in Avocado Sauce and Shrimps If you like more char look on your cauliflower, let it cook/roast for up to 45 minutes.

Malaysian Roasted Cauliflower

Malaysian Roasted Cauliflower

Happy Mid-week peeps! I am finally back to my morning routine. You guessed, kids are back to school! I love my peaceful mornings; coffee, music, and photo shoots, recipe testings, etc. Most mornings, until noon, my house is wrapped with the aroma of something delicious…

Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Chops

Not only that, you are going to love these flavorful grilled pork chops, but I can promise you will make them all the time.   Now, you will need any kind of grill to make them, of course. However, you can use your air fryer…

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas are easy to make and amazingly tasty. Now everyone could enjoy and celebrate meatless meals together because my quesadillas are delightfully delicious.

Tex Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

You will not miss meat at all because these beauties are full of flavor. Even my children loved it, so i do not have to tell you anything else because that is a rare occasion, my friends.

I wanted to create a recipe that if I have a vegetarian friend over, we can serve these fabulous grilled meatless quesadillas. As you all know, we are not vegetarians; however, every once in a while, we have a full-meal without meat.

You will not miss meat at all because these be

The best part of warm weather is the outdoor activities! From playing soccer, gardening, as well as grilling. Oh, and we cannot wait to get out and grill!

Soaking up this beautiful weather after a long winter indoors, we break out the grill, and this time we used Pellets. They are made with all-natural, pure flavor hardwoods and absolutely no fillers, binders or preservatives, bringing out the best flavor you could ask.

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You can, of course, make these quesadillas on any grill, even indoor grill skillet. I do not think that they will not taste good; however, when it comes to a flavor grill always wins in my book. Something is rewarding and satisfying when you cook food over an open fire.

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I am not a fan of summer, but I think the best part of summer is grilled food, sweet in-season fruit, and freshly picked summer vegetables. Mmmhm! Well, I know that many of you agree!

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Meatless Recipes

Meatless Recipes that you might like:

MEATLESS MEATBALLS WITH CAULIFLOWER AND BROCCOLI

MEATLESS CHILI NACHOS

MINI MEATLESS FRITTATA CUPS

PAN-FRIED EGGPLANT WITH MOZZARELLA AND MARINARA

CARAMELIZED ONION TART

Recipe
Yield: Serves 6

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas

Tex-Mex Grilled Tofu Quesadillas are easy to make and amazingly tasty. Now everyone could enjoy and celebrate meatless meals together because my quesadillas are delightfully delicious.

Ingredients

  • 6 soft tortillas
  • 1 pounds Firm Tofu
  • 1 cup Guacamole
  • 1/2 cup Pico de gallo
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon of oil

Tofu Seasoning:

  • 1/4 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Spanish paprika powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

Instructions

Seasoning:

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the season and set aside.

Tofu Prep:

  1. Open tofu package drain water out and
    take each block of tofu and wrap with thick layers of kitchen paper towels or a
    clean cotton towel. Press slightly and pat dry. Make sure that most of the
    moisture is gone.    
  2. Slice into 1/2-inch thick tofu slices,
    and again pat dry each slab with paper towels.
  3. Add to the large and flat plate, then
    sprinkle on both sides with prepared seasoning, gently press to coat. Cover and
    refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Grill Prep:

  1. Open your pellets bag. I used Classic which is great for almost anything you want in your grill. Flavorful
    and strong. Wood pellets are poured into a storage container also known as a
    hopper. The pellets are then fed into a cooking chamber by an auger that is
    powered by electricity.
  2. When ready to cook, smoke setting with
    the lid open.
  3. Wait for the fire to start about 5 min, depending
    on the grill type and model.
  4. Now, close the lid and increase the
    temperature to the desired temperature and preheat for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. I cooked tofu on 350F, so my grill
    temperature was set to 350 degrees.


Grilling:

  1. Place tofu in the preheated and ready to
    cook grill to get infused with a real wood smoky flavor.
  2. Grill for 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Take it off the grill and start
    assembling. Do not turn the grill off yet.

Assembling and making quesadillas:

  1. On one side of the tortilla evenly spread
    about 1 tablespoon or so of guacamole, spindle freshly chopped pico de gallo, a
    handful of cheese then place grilled tofu on the top. Depending on the side of
    your tortilla, I would say about 4 to 5 slices to cover it. Add just a sprinkle
    more cheese.
  2. On the other tortilla spread about a
    tablespoon or two of retired beans, then cover the other tortilla with tofu.
    Making a sandwich. Lightly press and brush with oil.
  3. Continue until tofu is gone. You could
    make approximately 3 quesadillas with my method.
  4. Place each quesadilla on the hot grill
    and grill for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until the cheese is melted
    and grill marks are formed.
  5. Slice each quesadilla across making
    trundles and serve immediately with salsa, pico de gallo, and other fixings.

Notes

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General Tso’s Tofu

General Tso’s Tofu

General Tso’s Tofu is tasty, beautiful and incredibly easy to make. I can’t even tell you how many times I get the question about tofu so I try to create delicious recipes using this amazing ingredient. Since it literally does not taste like anything you…