This summertime meal was the perfect book-end to a relaxed Sunday evening.
As for the cauliflower, I would suggest adding a side of either your favorite barbecue sauce (Stubb's gets our vote!), or cheese sauce (preferably homemade, of course, like this one), for dipping. But even without a sauce to dip it in, thanks to the roasting process this cauliflower it succulent, tender, and incredibly flavorful.
|Whaddya think?! With the flash...or...|
"Cheesy" Mustard Asparagus
1 bunch of asparagus, woody tips removed
1 1/2T EVOO
1-2T nutritional yeast (I used two)
1 1/2T Deli mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
- Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Once heated, add the asparagus, EVOO, and lemonjuice to the saucepan.
- Cook for 4-5 minutes until the asparagus turns bright green and begins to soften.
- Reduce heat to medium or medium-low.
- Add the nutritional yeast, Deli mustard, salt, and pepper to the saucepan.
- Toss to coat.
- Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
1 medium heat of cauliflower
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut the head of cauliflower straight down into thick slices (the way you would cut a ham).
- Note: The two slices on either end of the head of cauliflower may fall apart, but the remaining slices should hold together at the root forming steak-like slabs of the vegetable.
- Arrange the cauliflower steaks onto a large baking sheet.
- Drizzle the EVOO over the "steaks."
- Garnish with salt and pepper.
- Roast for 30 minutes.
- Serve immediately, as is, or with a sauce of your choice (I particularly love BBQ sauce alongside cauliflower).
|...without the flash?!|
I think I am going to ask for a new camera for Christmas. Don't get me wrong, the one that I have now has served me very well (Thank you, again, Dad and Deb!). I have exclusively used this camera for over three years, and in that time I have captured countless memories through its lens. However, I think I am ready for something that will take my photography to the next level (i.e. something that allows me to control the shutter speed, gives me more options than "Automatic," "Flash On," and "Flash Off," etc.).
With that in mind, do any of you know more about cameras than me? Do you have any suggestions for a camera that is easy to use, easy to learn on, and not exorbitantly priced?! If so, please, pretty please, with a cherry on top, leave me a comment below!
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite summer vegetable or fruit? What is your favorite way to enjoy it (i.e. a special recipe or way of preparing it)?!
Ally and Bo