Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Veggie Wedgie Wednesday

Well it's been a while.................I have been following along on Raw Rebalance and I really love them over there.  I'm trying add more Raw to my meals, but it's SO hard sometimes!  BUT I am so happy to be on the program because there are so many inspiring people, ideas, and recipes on there.  I have tried a RAW stir fry and that was good and I really like the RAW Cauliflower Popcorn.

I do like the Cauliflower cooked and roasted too.  This recipe is for a Cauliflower Popcorn / Roasted.


• 1 head cauliflower or 1 head equal amount of pre-cut commercially prepped cauliflower

• 4 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 teaspoon salt, to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Trim the head of cauliflower, discarding the core and thick stems; cut florets into pieces about the size of ping-pong balls.

In a large bowl, combine the olive oil and salt, whisk, then add the cauliflower pieces and toss thoroughly.

Line a baking sheet with parchment for easy cleanup (you can skip that, if you don't have any) then spread the cauliflower pieces on the sheet and roast for 1 hour, turning 3 or 4 times, until most of each piece has turned golden brown.

(The browner the cauliflower pieces turn, the more caramelization occurs and the sweeter they'll taste).

Serve immediately and enjoy!

I'm loving Dara Dubinet and her RAW Cauliflower Popcorn:
 that I really love and it has Nutritional Yeast in it. 

What's Nutritional YEAST you ask? 

Definition: Yellow in color and with a nutty cheesy flavor, nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that is a favorite amongst many vegans because of its unique flavor and similarity to cheese when added to foods. Sprinkle some on hot popcorn or garlic bread, or add a generous spoonful to a stir fry or pasta sauce. Nutritional yeast is also the only reliable food source of vitamin B12, so if you're vegan, it's a good idea to add some to your food regularly. Nutritional yeast can be found in the bulk foods or supplement section of your health food store. You can look for either nutritional yeast flakes or powder, but be sure you don't get brewer's yeast by mistake, as its quite similar in appearance.

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