My daughter Andrea adopted a sweet, plump, elderly, 3-legged chiwawa from the Humane Society yesterday - his name is Mr. Fonzie. He has cataracts and a big character. Fonzie's sister Malley, also a HS rescue, was lonely and needed a friend. Fonzie danced, wiggled and smiled his way into Andrea's heart! She and my grandson Nathan said it was extremely upsetting to see all the abandoned animals waiting and hoping for an adopted family to love.
I’ve been working on some recipes for an up-coming cooking class. The theme is a WFPB Meal for Passover or Easter. I’m still perfecting my nut loaf with super seeds and veggies but I’m very happy the way the Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic turned out.
Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic
This is a kosher, vegan, paleo, whole food plant based recipe...and it’s also delicious!
1 small head of cauliflower (organic) cut into flowerets
1 garlic head - roasted
1/4-cup vegan margarine
1-teaspoon onion salt
Steam cauliflower pieces over simmering water until tender - 10 to 15 minutes. Place hot cauliflower in food processor with roasted garlic cloves, margarine and onion salt; pulse and process until pureed and the consistency of mashed potatoes. Serve immediately or may be made ahead then reheated in a stainless steel bowl, covered with foil over simmering water.
How to Roast Garlic
Preheat oven to 350°. Slice the top off of a head of garlic to expose all the cloves inside. Place sliced side up on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and wrap-up in the foil. Roast until cloves are lightly browned and tender, about 30 minutes.
I grew up in a traditional Greek-American home. But through prayer/meditation, life's experiences and education - came to question basic assumptions concerning foods I used to eat.
My awakening conscience motivated me to use my passion for cooking to do whatever little I can - to encourage ethical, healthy eating while advocating for animals.
And so - with help from grace, lessons of love I learned from daily life with friars and inspiration from Saint Francis - I use my cooking as an Instrument of Peace - by sharing plant based recipes, which reverence all of God's creatures (Isaiah 11:6-9), while offering nutritious, delicious tastes of love, peace and joy!