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Dec 12

TACO TUESDAY:WANDERLUST,FIND YOUR TRUE FORK—SAVORY CAULIFLOWER WAFFLES

CAULIFLOWER WAFFLES? What in heavens name are cauliflower waffles? Looks delicious in the cookbook Wanderlust: Find Your True Fork I perused through earlier today. You see, Jeff Krasno put together a book of delicious, healthier meals that are not garbage food we find in stores. Do you have an inkling as to what I mean? I’m talking about foods that Jeff Krasno says we should eat: the foods we grow, not the stuff we buy with labels on them. Looking through Find Your True Fork I became immediately hungry for real foods, as I was jamming potato chips in my mouth at the time. This was my lunch. Not a great idea right? All I had to do was take my time and cook myself a meal 100% healthier, better for me and I could be on the right track to being well umm—healthier, happier, having a body made for a Goddess. Instead of a body inflamed with aching inflammation where I have to take 4 to 6 Tylenols a day to cut down on the pain so I can function.

Vegetarian fare is advised in Find Your True Fork, but the numerous healthy, not overweight cooks, like the good looking Australian chef Guy Turland who devised the idea of cauliflower waffles also included healthy meat loving recipes with chicken and home grown steaks. YUM!!

Here is one of the numerous recipes in Find Your True Fork”

SAVORY CAULIFLOWER WAFFLES—

WAFFLES–

1 cup cauliflower florets

1/2 small yellow onion, very finely chopped

2 large eggs

2 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1 tablespoon chooped fresh mint

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons finely chopped fermented vegetables

Butter or vegetable oil

SMASHED PEAS—

1 cup shelled fresh green peas

1.4 small hot red chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped(wear plastic gloves when handling).

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup ricotta

1/4 cup soft fresh goat cheese

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 ripe avocado,sliced

4 poached eggs

4 slices smoked or cured salmon

TO MAKE WAFFLES—

Chop the cauliflower until it resembles rice.

Place in a large bowl and add onion, eggs, cheese, mint, flour, baking powder, salt and fermented vegetables(if desired).Whisk to combine.

The batter will be thick. Preheat a waffle iron and grease the inside surfaces with butter or vegetable oil.

Spoon in about one quarter of the batter and cook until golden brown—4 to 5 minutes. Repeat to cook the remaining waffles. Place cooked waffles on a heatproof plate in a 250degree F oven to keep warm

TO MAKE THE SMASHED PEAS, IF YOU DESIRE—

Place the peas in a large bowl. Using your hands or a fork, smash the peas to a coarse mash. Stir in the chile pepper,dill, mint, ricotta and goat cheese. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

TO SERVE—-

Place 1 waffle in center of each plate. Top with a spoonful of smashed pea salad, a few slices of avocado, a poached egg, and salmon and some black pepper if desired.

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