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AYURVEDIC MEAL PLANNING

Tender Loving Cauliflower Vegetarian Cooking for Lifelong Health the Ayurveda Way

Tender Loving Cauliflower
Vegetarian Cooking for Lifelong Health the Ayurveda Way

from Heaven’s Banquet by Miriam Kasin Hospodar

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A handful of toasted cashews or almonds

Directions

  1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Steam until almost tender. Drain well.
  2. Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add the cauliflower and toss until thoroughly coated with the flour mixture.
  3. Melt the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cauliflower and immediately stir to coat with the oil.
  4. Sauté, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is tender and has a nice browned crust.
  5. Pour quinoa into a dry (unoiled) saucepan.
  6. Allow quinoa to dry roast on medium heat until it begins to make small “popping” or “crackling” sounds. Stir a few times, as quinoa burns easily.
  7. Once popping sounds start, pour in the water, cover and bring to a boil.
  8. Once at a boil, reduce temperature to low and allow the quinoa to simmer.
  9. When the water has evaporated/absorbed, and the grains are clear and fluffy, it is done. Approximately 25-30 minutes cook time.
  10. Serve cauliflower over quinoa and garnish with cashews or almonds.

Quinoa is quick and easy to cook and is absolutely delicious, with a fluffy, almost weightless texture. It is a substitute for white rice or bulgur wheat.

Variations

Add dried herbs such as basil, thyme, or sage to the flour and salt.




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