Friday, December 01, 2006

Orecchiette w. Cauliflower

I havn't been cooking alot this week. This weather is driving me crazy and making my apartment so hot. I can't stand it.
This is a dish I first saw on Urban Vegan's blog for Orecchiette w. Cauliflower and I had to make it. I looked up a recipe for it and it has butter, anchiovies and lots of cheese it in. Urban Vegan said she used some miso to take the place of the anchiovies so I went that route also. I used some veggie broth mixed with miso to made a nice thick brothy sauce for the whole thing. You basically saute 1 head cauliflower and 4 chopped cloves of garlic in oil, add 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes and some chopped fresh parsley, 2 or 3 Tablespoons. Then add some miso mixed with veg broth. About 1/3 cup with about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of mellow miso. Salt and pepper. Add 1/2 a box of cooked orecchiette. So simple. I love cauliflower and I loved this recipe. Peter hates cauliflower and he loved this dish and even ate it the next day at work and loved it even more. So make it for all those cauliflower haters out there.

Since I havn't been cooking much we have been fighting with Captain Clearbeard. This is my favorite photo. She is so fierce.


bazu said...

That does look really good. I'm a big fan of using miso in recipes, I just love the flavor that it imparts.
And I had to giggle at the cat photo- watch out fingers!

Kris said...

Oh my, I think I have to make that pasta soon! It looks incredible! Thanks for the approximations!

Love the kitty photo! She looks like a real wild one!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenna...I just found your blog from the comment you left on mine. I really like it over make some great looking food. I'm espeicially intrigued by the phylo/seitan/sweet potato dish without a name. Also, I've been meaning to experiment more with miso...i'ts such a cool've reminded me I need to get on with the experimenting. I look forward to visiting your blog more often!

Anonymous said...

Captain CB is such a pretty cat. His fur looks very silky.

I saw that same dish on UV's blog and am so glad you posted the recipe here. I will definitely have to give it a try. Thanks!

JENNA said...

bazu~miso is my all time favorite "replacer" in making non-vegan recipes vegan.

kris~please make it soon. if a cauliflower hater ate it two day straight i think anyone would like it.

megan~thanks for visiting! i like your blog alot also. i really need to think of a name for the dish. when you experiment with miso don't cook it for two long because you then loose alot of the healthy parts of it (but that's ok sometimes) :)

vivacious vegan~CB's fur is very very silky and soft. I would pet her all day if i could and if she would let me. When i saw that dish on UV's blog I had to make it and had to share the recipe because it's so easy and good. I hope you like it as much as we did.

Candi said...

I wanted to make this dish too! Looks really great!

CB is so cute! I love the ears laying flat! Lol! I agree that she's so silky looking!!

urban vegan said...

Brava! This dish is one of my favorites. It works well with broccoli, too,

The kitty is cute, even when she's fighitng (Look at those ears.)