Because the fridge was nearly empty today, I took the opportunity to completely empty it out and give it a good cleaning. While I was at it, I threw away the few remaining bottles and jars of processed stuff. For now, at least, my fridge contains nothing but fresh whole foods and homemade stuff.
Because the fridge was nearly empty today, there wasn’t much on hand to make dinner with. Half a head of cauliflower, a few inches of leek, a can of chickpeas and some spices was pretty much it. Seems a perfect challenge for The Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter..
Curry Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
Wash, trim and separate fresh cauliflower into small, individual florets.
Drain and rinse 1 BPA-free can of chickpeas.
Combine cauliflower, chickpeas, melted ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil, some good curry powder, sea salt, black pepper, cumin and coriander seeds and a little lemon juice in a bowl. Don’t spare the fat, and don’t spare the spices.
Spread the mixture single-layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and roast in a 375 degree oven (just shy of the fat’s smoking point) until caramelized and tender, about 45-60 minutes. Toss 2 or 3 times to ensure even cooking, adding the sliced leeks about 1/2 hour into the cooking process.
Garnish with some sprouts for additional protein and visual appeal.
I only used 1/2 of the chickpeas, so I roasted the rest of them with a Moroccan blend of cumin, ginger, sea salt, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cayenne, allspice and cloves. This will make a healthy snack for later..
(from Kalyn’s Kitchen)
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas