• cauliflower gratin
    Side Dish

    Sheet Pan Cauliflower Gratin

    This is such an easy to throw together side dish. I call it a gratin because its topped with cheese but its basically a sheet pan roast with some cheese on top. Roasted cauliflower has become one of my favorite sides because of the simplicity, but also the taste and texture. Cauliflower crisps so nicely when you roast it, giving it a nice slightly crunchy note. It also serves as a really nice flavor canvas since it doesn’t have a strong natural flavor. For this we went pretty basic, I did a simple olive oil and garlic. The cauliflower got the perfect browning and a nice subtle flavor. Topped it…

  • cauliflower mac and cheese

    Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

    I wish I hadn’t taken so long to get into the cauliflower thing, its quickly become one of my favorite veggies. I love how it roasts to a perfect crispness, which makes it perfect to add some texture to Mac and Cheese. It also helps round out the dish a bit, definitely doesn’t make it “healthy” but adds a little more overall nutrition. I decided to make this Mac and Cheese with a “three nation” cheese blend. I did a combo of gruyere, manchego, and parmigiano reggiano. All three grate really easily and none are particularly overpowering. They are in many ways their countries equivalent cheese. Overall, I like a…

  • Cauliflower Fried Rice

    Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

    This Cauliflower Fried “Rice” recipe is the reason why I love cooking.  You can completely transform a traditionally bland but healthy ingredient like cauliflower into a delicious meal.  I was pleasantly surprised when my husband asked for seconds and even brought leftovers to work. What is also great about this recipe is that it is vegan and gluten free in its base form, but you could easily add a protein to it to make it a one stop dinner.  Something like chicken is always a good addition since its pretty light, I think beef would just be a bit too heavy. I actually ran the cauliflower through a food processor myself, which…