Oven Roasted Curry Cauliflower

In an attempt to eat all of the vegetables in my fridge before we go on vacation, I actually made some tasty cauliflower. I also had this far fetched plan to only eat vegetables and fruit for a week before vacay so I look good in my bikini. But let's get real. When there is Christmas chocolate to be eaten, someone has to eat it!! 
I am not really a fan of cauliflower, unless it is dipped in fondue :) But this is pretty, tasty, and not a bad way to eat this odd little veggie. I think you could easily replace curry, with some Mexican spices like cumin and chili powder, and the result would be great too. 

Oven Roasted Curry Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
1 tablespoon red curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Add florets, curry powders, olive oil, and salt to a large bowl. Toss to coat. Make sure each piece is coated with olive oil and spices. Spread cauliflower on a baking sheet and place in oven for 10-15 minutes. Half way through shake pan, or use tongs to flip pieces. 

Remove and enjoy! A garnish of cilantro or a dollop of plain yogurt would be good too!


Black Bean and Sunflower Seed Burger


This may just be the perfect veggie burger. I got the inspiration from this awesome vegan food blog called "Oh She Glows". I posted her link below. I tweaked it a bit, adding curry powder and Sriracha hot sauce to brighten it up, un-vegan-ing it (definitely not a word), and omitting a few ingredients. But this combination is not too mushy, does not fall apart, and even the meatiest of meat-lovers will like it (aka my husband and dog).  This is also just in time for the holidays. It is a great break from eating cookies and pumpkin pie for lunch. Unless that is just me.....

Oh she glows veggie burger recipe

Black Bean and Sunflower Seed Burgers

1 cup black beans
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 cup oats
3 tablespoons flax seed
1 egg
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup onion
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup parsley
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl add rinsed and drained black beans. Using the back of a fork mash beans so they are slightly mashed.

To that add bread crumbs, oats, flax seed, egg, and sunflower seeds. 

Dice onions, mince garlic, and chiffonade parsley. Add to bowl, along with shredded carrot. Mix well, then add all of your spices, sauces, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well again.

Form into patties 1/2 inch thick and about 3 inches wide. Heat medium pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil to medium heat. 

Fry patties 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. 

These burgers have texture, taste, and don't fall apart! What else do you need in a veggie burger?
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