Friday, September 18, 2009

Cajun Cauliflower

You will laugh when I tell you how I made the easiest and tastiest cauliflower I've ever had. Seriously. It's so stupid easy I'm almost embarrassed to post it. But I will.

-Chop a head of cauliflower into small florets.
-Toss with a bit of olive oil, sea salt, and cajun seasoning. I like a lot, you may only like a little.
-Cook at 425 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until the cauliflower has browned.

It is unbelievably delicious and a welcome change from the crudite platter where one normally finds this underrated vegetable. And no, I don't have a picture. I started noshing on the browner bits before I even plated it, and it was all gone THAT FAST. We scarfed it down. There were no leftovers. Not one piece. This is now my most favorite way to enjoy cauliflower. I will most definitely be making again.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Black Pepper TofuXpress Pizza

Yikes! A pizza post, to follow a pizza post! Didn't realize that, and I guess it looks like we eat nothing but pizza. Of course that's not true--though really, would that be a bad thing?

This post has two purposes. The first, and most important is to gush about the latest and greatest gadget--the TofuXpress. If you eat tofu, hell even if you don't (and why wouldn't you?), you need one of these! No more piling and balancing and weighing down just to press the water out of your tofu. And you can press other things to boot! Ms. Veganorama from Yummy Vegan Dinners provides us with an excellent and thorough review. At first I was a bit jealous she got to it first, but then I realized I'm lazy anyway and it's awfully handy she already used, reviewed, photo'd, and posted. :)

So what did I do with my new nifty gadget? Well, I pressed a block of extra firm and then marinated that in Trader Joe's black pepper sauce, back in the TofuXpress. Good lord that stuff is good. I didn't get to it when I'd anticipated, so let's just say it was an "extra long marinade." However, I still didn't have a plan as to what I was going to do with this black pepper tofu. Well, as things go, I poked around the fridge, threw some stuff together, and it came out a pizza!

Here you have Black Pepper TofuXpress Pizza: crust (pre-made), charred broccoli and garlic (in cast iron skillet and olive oil), zucchini, tomatoes. That's it! I didn't have high hopes for this concoction, other than it being edible, but it actually turned out quite delicious! So delicious, in fact, that I'd make it again, deliberately.