Thursday, September 27, 2012

Roasted Curry Cauliflower

Kids, your mom is going back work so things are going to be different around here.  My parents said something like this to me and my brothers when I was 12 year old.  And, with Vegan Son #1 ready to hit twelve in December, we just said it to our kids.  Vegan Mom has gone back to school to pursue her MEd and PhD in Education.  Needless to say, things have changed in our household.  With time at a premium we need to be more efficient in our meal planning.  We need to start thinking about making some meals ahead and freezing them, and creating quick but nutritious dinners.  So many people have commented on this blog about where I find the time to cook.  Well, now I know what they were talking about.  We have 4 kids in 3 different schools, plus gymnastics and swimming lessons.  When my mom went back to work she would leave simple instructions for us kids on how to make dinner.  This is when I first started to cook.  I am hoping to do something similar with Vegan Son #1 and pass down a love of food to the next generation.

This recipe is pretty easy and makes the house smell great.  Spice how you prefer--a pre-made curry powder even.

- 1 cauliflower, cut into large pieces
- 1 sweet onion, thickly sliced
- olive oil
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- salt and pepper to taste
- juice of 1/2 lemon

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Put cauliflower and onion slices in large bowl.  Drizzle with some olive oil (1-2 tsp) and toss to coat.  Mix spices together in a small bowl and sprinkle over cauliflower.  Toss to coat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Spread out on the baking sheet.
3. Loosely cover the baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil.  Bake for 15 mins.  Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 mins, or until cauliflower is tender and browned.
4. Drizzle lemon juice over the cauliflower and serve. 


Marion said...

That sounds scrumptious. I love both cauliflower and curry so I just have to try this recipe. All the best to Vegan Mom in her studies. Oh, and by the way, hello from Lakeshore Drive.

Janae @ Bring-Joy said...

"We have 4 kids in 3 different schools, plus gymnastics and swimming lessons."

Wow, kudos to you & your wife. Busy, busy, I can imagine. Even more impressive is your commitment to feeding your kids great, healthy vegan food, despite the life changes. Best of luck to your wife--a PhD program is quite a task!

My kids already love roasted cauliflower, so I'm excited to try this one out. Thank you!

Amy said...

What, if anything, would you serve this with? It sounds fantastic!!

BLD in MT said...

Best of luck to you all as you adapt to this new schedule and increase in demands on your time. Planning ahead really does make it all go smoother. I need to get back into the groove of having some wholesome meals prepped and ready to cook in the freezer myself. These cauliflowers sound superb. Thanks!

Elyssa said...

Sounds delicious! I'll be picking up a cauliflower at the farm stand this weekend for sure.

Kate Boyle said...

Just made this for dinner tonight. Delicious! Thanks, Vegan Dad!

Caren said...

This looks beautiful! I made a similar dish yesterday, but I find that my cauliflower always ends up a little more mushy than crunchy.

Perhaps I need to do that bake half covered and half uncovered....

Great shot!

Ashley Adams said...

That looks pretty good!

Kirsty Wareing said...

just made this - absolutely delicious! my husband who claims to hate cauliflower loved it too.

joliepolie said...

Do you use a particular blend for your garam masala as it varies according to region in India? I used curry powder I already had but might try mixing my own in the future.

Linda dadson said...

Good idea related to vegies.You use cauliflower in our dish which is unique.I think you can also bake them with different coating.
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veeravalli sujatha said...

Love it