Romanesco Cauliflower Makes Colorful Tacos

romanesco cauliflower

Sometimes I just want my taco to look a little more dazzling. And Romanesco cauliflower definitely does the trick when it comes to dazzling a plate. These tacos are actually not much of a taco, being that they contain mostly Mediterranean flavors and components. But even though, the tortilla, albeit made of potatoes, is still a tortilla! So I’m calling them tacos anyway. Now that we got that out of the way, enjoy making this super simple, vegan, recipe!

Mediterranean Style Romanesco Cauliflower Tacos

1 head Romanesco cauliflower
2 tbsp. coconut butter or ghee (for non vegan), melted
Zest from one medium lemon
Pinch or two sea salt
Fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 large sprig rosemary, de-stemmed and chopped
1 cup of your favorite hummus
3 medium tomatoes, sliced thick Read More

Red Kuri Squash Pancakes

squash pancakes

I took about a month off from the Whole Dish to work on some new year projects and get focused on 2018. And, to be honest, I really wanted to take some time to play around with aquafaba in the kitchen. And these red kuri squash pancakes are a pretty good start! I think the gluten-free flour makes them a tad chewy and dense, but I thought they came out delicious, especially with a little coconut butter or ghee melted over the top. They are delicious without much of anything added! You can go the sweeter breakfast or brunch route and add some maple syrup, fresh fruit, or dark chocolate almond butter (as pictured); or enjoy them as a savory appetizer, lunch or hors d’oeuvre with bruschetta salsa, avocado, guacamole, or some kind of tapenade. Aquafaba is basically the liquid byproduct of cooked beans, and a newly emerging vegan ingredient craze. To test the hype, I used some liquid directly from a can of garbanzo beans, and it worked delightfully well! These unique pancakes are best enjoyed right off the griddle!

vegan red kuri squash pancakes

1 cup roasted and smashed red kuri squash
1/3 cup coconut yogurt or almond yogurt
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
3/4 tsp. sea salt
Pinch or two of black pepper
1 tsp. baking powder
8-10 drops liquid stevia (optional)
1 1/2 cups whipped aquafaba– at the soft peaks stage (see instructions below)
1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour (or regular flour for non-gluten-free) Read More