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Adventures in Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a diverse vegetable! The best ❀️ Here are some things I recently did with a head of cauliflower:

First I had some fun with it 🌍

Then I separated the florets because I wanted this photo to look this way but also because the cauliflower is getting the roasted treatment.

After this photo I processed it a little further and added to a casserole dish with ingredients:

If you like raw food, the cauliflower food above is ready to eat!

But I had other plans so I roasted in the oven until it cooked like this:

Soooo gooooood you can eat it just like this!

Or you can make into a pasta sauce like I did :

Sorry no pics of the process but for the sauce I blended the roasted cauliflower with almond milk, coconut oil, the spices used in the baked cauliflower, and non-dairy butter. Heat the milk and melt the butter with the other ingredients before combining.

The kale was sauteed well and the mushrooms were a very special treat that only I enjoyed because no one else really eats them. But if you like mushrooms, it’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

This was a fun one! Wonder what’s next on the food adventure..

Dragon Fruit

Trying an exotic fruit carries the risk of over paying for something that you don’t like.

Luckily, that wasn’t the case with Dragon Fruit, although it was risky!

Having only seen the exotic fruit on Instagram, I really really wanted to give it a taste. The beauty of it alone was an experience I craved.

So when I was in Virginia and saw one on sale for 5 dollars, I didn’t hesitate to get it.

It’s pinkish red and and a little yellowish green. & about the size of a softball.

It felt ripe so I cut into it. It looked exactly as it should:

Having previous knowledge of the texture, I used a melon baller to scoop out the soft flesh.

And then, me and my son had a taste.

“It tastes like water!” He said.

I couldn’t disagree with him. The texture was very light and lightly sweetened. The small black seeds were close in texture to those found in kiwis.

He went back for more and so did I – until it was gone.

I don’t think I would eat a Dragon Fruit any other way. Not in a smoothie- raw is the way to go, I think. Mixed with anything else the flavor might get washed away. And now, typing this up, I wish I had more Dragon Fruit to eat!

There are other varieties of Dragon Fruit out there and I look forward to trying them πŸ™‚