Saturday, September 12, 2015

When Veggies are the Main Event!

This is really impressive as a main course. Treating vegetables like meat and marinating them makes eating plant foods enticing and delicious. It's also fantastic to have this vegetable take center stage on the dinner table!


1 head of cauliflower 
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1” stem fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced 

1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1 small green chili, seeds removed and finely sliced (optional)
1/2 cup water
  • Remove the leaves on each cauliflower head and trim the stem end so that it is flat. Then, cut a deep cross at the bottom of stem. 
  • Blend the tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, oil, lemon juice, spices and salt (and chili, if using.) Place the cauliflower in a gallon-sized ziploc, add the blended mixture and marinate overnight, or for a couple of days. 
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large Dutch oven, add a 1/2 cup water. Place the cauliflower in, along with the marinade. 
  • Cover and roast in the oven for 1 hour - 1 hr 20 min, until soft.

By the way, although all the information here at www.c-cooking will still remain, I'm transitioning to my new website:, so stay tuned there for some exciting stuff! 

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