Sunday, August 24, 2014

Two Great Veggie Dishes - Stuffed Avocado + Spicy Cauliflower

In the mood for something healthful and vegetarian, I recently cooked an all veggie dinner, composed of ideas I found on my Healthy Eating Pinterest board, which often gives me inspiration.  Being a total avocado freak, the above pictured stuffed avocado appealed to me right away, especially when I saw the easy mix of ingredients that went into the fool-proof recipe.  The cauliflower dish stood out in flavor too, but it takes longer to prepare, which lets you munch on the avocado ahead of time and save the spicy cauliflower for later.

Stuffed Avocado - Use a ripe (but not too soft) avocado and take out the pit.  You can then stuff it with other healthy ingredients such as freshly made pico de gallo, a few chunks of cheese, breadcrumbs and the like.  If you're not a vegetarian and you'd like to incorporate some meat, a modest helping of chicken sausage may be nice to throw into the mix as well.  Here's more details about the exact cooking method, as found on Pinterest.

Spicy Cauliflower - I love me some roasted cauliflower and was excited to prepare this one with a spicy method, using chili pepper and cayenne.  While the recipe for this is a bit liberal with the spices, I used them sparingly, and added my own elements too such as sunflower seeds for some crunch as well as a sweet red onion instead of garlic.  Take a look at the original recipe, courtesy of REMCooks blog

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