Friday, November 28, 2014

Sweet and Savory Roasted Cauliflower



I tried this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit!  I would never have thought that rosemary, olives, cumin and--surprise-- dates would be good together, much less over cauliflower but they are.  Also, I'm a believer in roasting cruciferous vegetables to reduce bitterness and enhance sweetness and this recipe takes advantage of that technique.  Definitely a keeper.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tres Leches Cake

Years ago our friend, Amy Edelstein, introduced us to Tres Leches cake.  Her recipe is made with pancake mix.  I like this version better for two reasons: it uses flour (which make it easier to convert to a gluten-free version since the leavening is separate) and coconut milk.  As far as I am concerned, more coconut milk is always better.  You can't have enough coconut milk!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Shitake Mushroom and Leek Quiche


I absolutely love Small Plates & Sweet Treats by Aran Goyoaga.  What a beautiful book!  And there are some wonderful recipes including this quiche.

While tasty, this quiche does take a bit of time to make, mainly because of the crust.  I made my own quinoa flour by grinding raw quinoa in a Nutriblast.  In the original recipe there wasn't enough filling for American tastes, so I've increased the amounts here which also increased the cooking time.