In my Fat Tuesday post on Tuesday night, I mentioned a couple of cookbook testers I'd eaten for dinner. But since my photo studios are, um, my back porch and my window-lit kitchen counter, it's hard to get a good shot after the sun goes down. I'm not a fan of using the flash unless it's absolutely necessary, so in the winter, I often shoot dinner photos using the next day's leftovers.
So, without further ado, here's what I had for dinner last night and lunch today — Cajun-Roasted Cauliflower:
I've been tweaking this main and/or side dish for some time, and I think I've finally gotten it right. I don't want to reveal too much about the recipe since it's for my cookbook, but you can see that it's roasted cauliflower florets tossed with a spicy tomato-based sauce. I love vegetable-based main dishes!
On the side, I had a protein-packed portion of Nutty Mushroom Quinoa:
This pecan-flecked, mushroom quinoa has a savory, stuffing-like flavor that would lend itself to wonderful side dish on Thanksgiving or some other harvest-themed celebration. And it even did the job of filling me up on a cold-ass February night.