Cauliflower is an interesting vegetable. Some people love it. Some people dislike it. Through a spiritual lens, the cauliflower looks like a cloud, or something similar to our brain. When admiring the cauliflower, it is like the lotus flower, which is one that blossoms with the birth of the brain.
Like thoughts in a cloud, it has a unique geometric pattern that is a marvelous gift from nature. When roasted, the flavors transform into an almost buttery vegetable that nourishes the body.
This is either best as a meal itself or served as a side dish. This can be split between two to four people, depending on how you'd like to serve this. As seen in the steps above, the transformation and of the dish is symbolic to our journey and progress in life. Something can transform but still remain beautiful. Enjoy!
Vegan "Cheesy" Garlic Herbed Cauliflower + Potatoes
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: approx. 40-45 minutes
1 small head of cauliflower
1 pound of fingerling potatoes
5 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1.5 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Cut the stem off the cauliflower crown. Mix the last 8 ingredients together in a bowl. Place the cauliflower in the center of an 8 or 9 inch pan. Smother the top of the cauliflower with some of the sauce ingredients. Take the remaining sauce ingredients and mix it together with the fingerling potatoes. Arrange the potatoes around the cauliflower. Bake until a knife can cut through the potato and cauliflower, which is about 45 minutes.
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It's March 7th and it snowed again last night. I woke up this morning and noticed a dusting of snow atop of the grass and parked cars. The dusting of snow reminded me of the elegance of dusted powder sugar on top of delicious baked goods.
This apple bundt cake is a cross between a bread and cake. If you've followed any of other recipes, followers know I do not make things as sweet as other bloggers. I believe in natural sweetness, or at least hints of sweetness. Our country and culture has massive sugar addiction and emotional eating issues. If you want this more of a cake texture, you'll need to add more sugar.
Something similar like this bread/cake can be transformed into something elegant, while "dressed up" with some powder sugar and flowers.
Elegance is something that has been on my mind a lot lately...
"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before." -Albert Einstein
Elegance is something missing in today's society of vulgarity. Today, everything is taken as a joke and nothing is taken seriously. Comic relief has replaced class. It's not that we should lose our sense of humor, that is very important. But, we've lost the lady and gentleman culture. This doesn't mean top hats and 1950's dresses, this is about our attitude and the way we treat each other.
We need a resurrection of that, which is lost in a world of confusion.
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com