Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Fat Tuesday Goodies!

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.

16 comments:

James said...

Man, Bianca, every time I see an amazing dish and then read that it's going in the cookbook, my heart sinks. I can't wait to get a copy when you publish it, but seeing all these photos is torture!

Mihl said...

That sounds all so delicious! Mmmm, mushrooms and mmmm cauliflower!

eaternotarunner said...

Oh my that cauliflower looks awesome!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

The cauliflower looks so yummy! I love veggie mains too.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Yum! I love quinoa so much. This makes me want to make some for lunch!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Sorry for my rhyme in the above post...

Diana said...

I am all over that cauliflower dish! Roasted cauliflower is one of the greatest veggies, and definitely worthy of a main dish. I posted a cauliflower-based main last night myself. Still dreaming of it!

cookingforaveganlover said...

wow this looks amazing! i am so loving that cauliflower!

jessy said...

both the cauliflower and the nutty mushroom quinoa dish sound rock'n and look so tasty, Bianca! i don't know why, but i always forget about cauliflower. we eat broccoli a bunch, but i need to start showing some cauliflower a little more love. :) also, your king cake from tuesday looks awesome! i love kittee's recipes, and that's too funny on your coworker getting the white bean baby in the first slice. :D

Christine (The Raw Project) said...

I know what you mean about night pictures, flash whites everything out.

The cauliflower looks amazing!

Cole said...

Jeeze, that cauliflower looks good. I can't wait to see the recipe!

Lele said...

Roasted cauliflower is MAGIC.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

I'm doing Roasted Cauliflower tomorrow. Too bad I won't have a recipe for Cajun style....;-(

Erin said...

Both of those dishes sound fantastic!

River - The Crafty Kook said...

You can't beat natural light. The cauliflower dish looks so tasty! I love cauliflower as a main dish. The Kind Life has a recipe for cauliflower stakes that I've been wanting to try too.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh ooh, lookin' good!