Veggie of the Week Part II

Well, As promised… IT’S TIME FOR:Veggieoftheweek

part 2

I have been so obsessed with cauliflower lately. There are so many fun ways to prepare this veggie! I really wanted to do something unique for this post, and I finally came up with these bad boys!photo 4

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May I introduce to you:

cauliflowercakes

 

These are crispy on the outside, and smooth on the inside. I was really happy with the result of my kitchen experiment… HOPE YOU LIKE THEM!

  • 1 head cauliflower broken into small flowerets
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 cup chopped basil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (low sugar/low salt)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 TBS nutritional yeast (part cheese is great too)
  • Salt/ pepper to taste
  • Optional: Dried basil, red pepper flakes (I love this stuff)

Step One: Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Step Two: In your blender (or food processor), blend oats on high to create a flour.

Step Three: Mean while, steam cauliflower flowerets until soft.

Step Four: Transfer blended oats to a large mixing bowl. In the same blender, combine steamed cauliflower, spinach, basil, mushroom and garlic. Blend on high until you get a creamy mixture.

Step Five. Transfer mixture to mixing bowl, and stir in the remaining ingredients (Egg whites, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast/parm cheese). Make sure that everything is mixed together really well.

Step Six: Spray a cupcake tin with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer mixture into each cup (Filling almost all the way to the top).

Step Seven: Bake for about 35-40 minutes (check if they’re done by sticking a toothpick or a knife in the middle of them. If your utensil is clean, they’re ready!)

Step Eight: Remove from the oven, and let them cool for at least 1/2 hour. ENJOY!!!!

I’m INFATUATED with hot sauce, so I always add a little for dipping 🙂

I hope you enjoy these guys as much as I do! I think they’re a really quick and unique way to enjoy an otherwise boring veggie!!!

xoxoSYN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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