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New Comfort Food: Pesto Roasted Cauliflower November 29, 2009

One of the great things about leading WW meetings is that I have to pay attention to all these elements of the program that are really, really helpful. This morning I said something along the lines of finding new foods or new ways of enjoying old foods, to keep things “fresh.”

I’m still sort of on the sick side. I’ve got pretty low energy and a sore throat. Yesterday I was surprised at how much I felt like eating. I wanted real comfort food, like mashed potatoes and pudding. Baby food.  I realized that if I keep going too long like this, without exercising, soon I’m going to be in trouble.

So on the way home from the meeting I stopped at the Farmers Market. I spotted a cauliflower. I didn’t really think about it much. But I brought it home, chopped it up and put it in the over (425) for half an hour. When the buzzer went off, it was crispy and browned, crunchy and yet soft on the inside. I mixed it with a little jarred pesto and put it in a big bowl. OH WOW. It was like… the best comfort food ever. I was so happy. And it happened spontaneously. This was one of the few things we discussed in today’s meeting and it felt so good to just implement it in a way that satisfied my need for comfort and yet is still really healthy.

Now, a nap. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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6 Responses to “New Comfort Food: Pesto Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. Kat Says:

    This recipe looks really yummy. I think I may try it this week. I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Tilly Says:

    Ooo! This looks good. We made the cauliflower mash that you mentioned a while back and loved that, we’ll have to try this. I think I had what you have a few weeks ago and it’s a real vampire on the energy. Get well soon.

  3. GeorgiaMist Says:

    Ohhh… that does sound yummy! I wonder how it might taste with some fresh broccoli roasted alongside?

    I have got to go shopping tomorrow!

  4. c(h)ristine Says:

    roasted cauliflower is amazing and simple. a friend of mine suggested making cauliflower “rice” and i am going to try that, next.

  5. Hanlie Says:

    What a great idea! I’m going to do it too… Pesto should be my middle name – I love it so much!

  6. Erina Says:

    Seems like cauliflower is making a comeback!!

    Here’s a soup I made tonight that was really decadent and delicious, yet super easy.

    http://shutupandcook.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/comfort-food-goes-chic-creamy-cauliflower-gruyere-soup/


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