My wonderful friend Donna sent me a mini food processor (the color called pink champagne) for the holidays. I find myself without tools now that I’m turning vegan. Tools that I had years ago are long gone–given to people who wanted to cook at home. Just cooking for one isn’t a lot of fun so I became a reductionist. No longer.
Since there was a sale on cauliflower before Christmas, I bought two gigantic heads. Today I thought…puree. Mashed might have been better, but I love just trying things out for myself.
I chopped up garlic, threw it into a pan with a Tablespoon of olive oil, then squeezed a whole lemon into the pan. Once the garlic tasted like it infused the lemon juice and oil, I tossed in all of the cauliflower. Then my favorite tumeric shaken vigorously over the veg. Top on the pot for some fast steaming. Followed with a few stirs.
After the mix cooled down a bit I took my new little processor for a test drive. WOOT WOOT! It tasted ok, but not quite right. I didn’t have anything interesting to toss in, so I threw in fresh cilantro. I know…not the BEST addition, but it was just for me and I happen to love all of the flavors.
It was dinner. Leftovers tomorrow. One christened mini food processor.