I realize as I am typing this that I am the worst blogger. I so rarely make any meals that have any relevance to any holidays. I don't really celebrate any of the traditional American holidays for a plethora of reasons, and holidays like the 4th. are hard because being gluten free has really taken the burgers and sandwiches out of my life. So, although I made a delicious meal last night, it is definitely not a summer celebration type of meal. But, I am who I am and I ate cauliflower again so that's cause for it's own celebration!
I fiddled around with cauliflower Alfredo again using a lot more cauliflower(four cups!!!!) and less cashews. I would say if you love cauliflower you probably don't even need cashews in this sauce, although they do add a little extra creaminess and probably help make it a little more filling. This was thick, and creamy and rich. The roasted garlic and onion really add a deep flavor and I just really love it. What a sneaky way to get some veg in!!
Cauliflower and Cashew Alfredo
5 Garlic Cloves
1/2 Medium to Large Onion
4 Cups Cauliflower (1/2 med.large head of cauliflower)
1/2 Cup Soaked Cashews
4 T. Nutritional Yeast
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Pepper
1/2 Tsp. Italian Seasoning
3/4 to 1 Cup Water
Roast the onion and garlic in a piece of foil or a baking dish for about thirty to forty minutes in a 350 degree oven. When they're close to being done you can start the rest of the sauce. Cut your cauliflower into florets and boil or steam for about ten minutes. Allow to cool a bit, and then just add the drained cauliflower, cashews, spices, onion, garlic and water to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Start with 3/4 cup of the water, and add more as needed. I ended up adding the whole cup. I used about eight ounces of pasta, and it was really saucy so this is definitely enough for close to a pound of pasta. Especially if you thin it out with a bit of the pasta water.
Don't let this sweet, innocent face fool you! Afro had just been a very BAD girl! As I've mentioned she is obsessed with going outside. But she can't just sit in our little space and appreciate being outside. She has to try and run down the stairs every chance she gets. And if I stand at the top of the stairs to block her she does her best to get around me. Yesterday she made it all the way to the bottom and was a total pill to round up and get up the stairs and inside. What she doesn't understand is that there are five apartments in my building, and three of the units have dogs whose humans don't use leashes. That is a whole different rant for a different day, but it just isn't always safe for a curious little kitty! So, she had just given me a huge bit of anxiety and probably shaved some minutes off my life!