Aloo Gobi

11 04 2017

This is a classic Indian cauliflower and potato dish. I served it with some dal and steamed basmati rice. It was delicious on the day and reheated two days later. That is the best part about Indian food. It is so good for leftovers. Also the ginger/garlic paste that is part of  the recipe is a great staple to have in the refrigerator.


  • 2 tablespoons Ginger-Garlic Paste, recipe follows, or 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 large serrano pepper, split down the middle leaving halves attached
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (similar size to cauliflower)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly minced cilantro leaves, to garnish

Ginger-Garlic Paste:

  • 1/2 cup cloves garlic, whole
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


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Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

25 02 2017

I was looking for a way to make those great spicy cauliflower bites you get at restaurants without having to deep fry them. These turned out great. I found the garbanzo flour and a gourmet store, like Whole Foods. It is nice because it is gluten free and does not give any flour taste. Buffalo sauce is literally hot sauce, I used Frank’s, combined with melted butter. I added a few more fun ingredients, but it is very  easy.


1 head cauliflower, chopped into small flowerettes

1 cup garbanzo bean flour

1 cup water

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp salt


1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 cup hot sauce

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1tsp Worcestershire sauce

pinch granulated garlic

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

17 01 2017

I had to make a low carb pizza for a friend of mine and I discovered this amazing Cauliflower Crust. I must admit I was a little skeptical when making it, but it turned out fantastic! Everybody gobbled it up. It is easy to make and so much healthier. I think it would be a great way to get kids to eat more vegetables.


  • 1 head (Small Head) Cauliflower
  • ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Basil
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 1 whole Egg
  • pizza sauce
  • cheese for topping
  • Any other pizza toppings desired


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Cheesy Baked Penne with Cauliflower and Crema

20 05 2012
I made this recently for a large group of people and they truly loved it. The best part was the cauliflower. My guests were simply expecting Mac N Cheese so the cauliflower took them by surprise. This is gourmet deluxe cheesy pasta.
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Indian Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Salad

29 08 2011
I was creating an Indian menu for a new company where I am working. If any of my readers are in South Florida, check out We cook and deliver twice a week wonderful meals for you or your entire family. For the next month, we are taking a trip around the world and this week we are going to India. So, last night I tried out this recipe on my family and they loved it. It is a great twist on classic potato salad and so much more flavorful.

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Indian Style Roasted Cauliflower

23 08 2010
I made this simple curried roasted cauliflower dish for a potluck back-to-school barbecue and it was a huge hit. It is quite easy to make and super yummy as a side dish to grilled fish or maybe an Indian curry.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Olive Oil and Capers

3 04 2010
I found this inspiration on I love cauliflower but no one else in my family does. I have been trying to come up with ways to fix cauliflower so that they will eat it. I tried this recipe and they actually enjoyed it. I was thrilled. This is so simple. You can use a basic olive oil or if you have any fused olive oils like EVOO’s Tuscan Herb or Roasted Garlic olive oils, they pair nicely with the cauliflower. This is delicious hot or served room temperature. I am thinking of making it for an Easter picnic tomorrow.

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Variation to the Maple-Ginger Roasted Vegetables

25 02 2010

Another variation to the Maple-Roasted Vegetable recipe is to  omit the pecans, ginger, syrup and nutmeg and toss the vegetables with olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander and 1/4 tsp cayenne. Roast for 55 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender and browned. Toss the roasted vegetables with some feta cheese and 1 cup of pomegranate seeds. Sound pretty huh?

Maple-Ginger Roasted Vegetables with Pecans

23 02 2010
I just found this recipe which I made at Thanksgiving for a vegetable side dish. It was really delicious and is perfect for a wintertime roasted vegetable dish. I love roasted vegetables. Somehow roasting brings out the earthy characteristic of root vegetables and caramelizes them beautifully. If you prefer, you could roast the same vegetables with fresh sage, thyme and rosemary tossed with olive oil instead of the pecans, ginger and syrup. Read the rest of this entry »