I received the most beautiful, purple-hued cauliflower from my stepmother the other day. It was gifted from a friend's garden and somehow, lucky for me, found it's way into my little hands. I plucked off a few florets for a soup (the thing was giant!) but kept the remainder safe in the fridge. Pondering what to do with such a special brassica, I knew it had to be the star of a unique dish.
Instead, a wicked mac & cheese craving hit and it ended up in a cheesy cauliflower sauce for shell noodles. So, it might not have been the most proper dish to showcase a purple cauliflower...but it was so tasty and satisfying. I guess I'll just have to wait for my next fun-colored veggie to come along!
This dish is slightly adapted from my recipe for mac and cheese made with sweet potato. The cauliflower version is slightly less sweet tasting than the potato one, but still just as creamy and delectable.
If you follow the recipe as is, there's a lot of sauce. I prefer my mac and cheeze exceptionally saucy so I add it all, but if you prefer, only add half and save the rest for later or just cut the sauce ingredients in half.
Isn't she a beaut?
I know you're going to love this non-dairy, 100% vegan mac & cheeze. It's a tricksy way to sneak some healthy vegetables into a child's/husband's diet and also on the lighter side of the calorie scale too!
- 1 lb. dry pasta
- 1 small head of cauliflower (8-12 oz), florets only
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1 cup unsweetened, plain coconut or soymilk
- heaping ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- ½ Tbsp. liquid aminos or soy sauce
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ¼ tsp. turmeric
- ¼ tsp. mustard (optional)
- pinch of ground black pepper
German Word of The Day
Cauliflower --> Blumenkohl (bloomen-coal) - Blumen means flowers and Kohl means cabbage!
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