We’ve been trying to eat more vegetables in our house (grown-ups included) and now have a brand spanking new Vitamix on the counter ready to spin any assortment of fruits and vegetables (and god knows what else) at 240 MPH. Just making a commitment to eat more veggies (basically, prioritizing vegetables above other stuff) is changing the way we shop for groceries and the way we plan our meals. Let’s hope this lasts.
This commitment is also changing the way we eat OUT. At Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto Saturday night, I eyed up the vegetable sides and decided to try the pureed cauliflower, which was listed as both gluten-free and vegan, so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t gobbed with cream and butter. IT. WAS. TOTALLY. DELICIOUS. So…inspired…as I type this, I’m steaming a head of cauliflower along an onion, which I’ll toss into the Vitamix with water, olive oil, salt + pepper! I’m using these ratios, which I found in a recipe called Paul Bertolli’s Cauliflower Soup on Yummly (via Food 52).
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion (6 ounces), sliced thin
1 head very fresh cauliflower, about 1-1/2 pounds
Salt, to taste
5 1/2 cups hot water, divided
Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Voila! Way healthier than mashed potatoes and so simple I can cook it while I type this! I’m serving it with almond-crusted tilapia and a green salad for a veggie-rich (and super easy and hopefully super yummy) dinner.
How do you get lots of veggies into your meals (and your family’s)? And if you have a Vitamix, what’s your favorite thing to make?