Guest Post: Cauliflower Cashew Curry You Want to Make For Dinner Now
February Cooking By Color – White, Brown, Black
I know I know, we already featured something with cauliflower, but that’s ok. It’s so delicious that we just had to share a recipe from my friend Dianne of Veggie Girl. I saw on Twitter that she was making a cauliflower curry and my eyes lit up. That needed to be in ma belly and on this blog for you to enjoy. Though Dianne and I have yet to meet in person (but we will in New York this weekend, yay!) she has a similar food philosophy as I and I really love her recipes. I can’t wait to try this one!
Cauliflower Cashew Curry by Dianne Wenz
People have told me that they don’t eat white food because they heard Oprah say it’s bad for you. Things like white rice and white bread should be avoided, but all of the white food in this recipe are actually full of nutrients. I actually consider cauliflower to be an honorary green because it’s from the nutrient-dense cruciferous vegetable family. Cauliflower is full of vitamins and minerals and contains properties that are known to support the cardiovascular system and the digestive system.
Cauliflower is more versatile than you might realize. Steamed cauliflower to creamy sauces for a nutrition boost, raw cauliflower can be pulsed in a food processor for a rice substitute and it can be pureed for a gluten-free batter than can be used in cookies and pancakes. Of course, it can also be chopped and added as-is to stir-fries, soups and stews. This cauliflower curry dish is my go-to dinner for cold winter evenings here on the chilly east coast.
Dianne Wenz is a Holistic Health Counselor, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Plant-Based Nutrition Specialist. Dianne coaches people from across the country to help them improve their health and wellbeing, and she helps people make the dietary and lifestyle changes needed to go vegan. Dianne lives in New Jersey, where she runs the busy MeetUp group Montclair Vegans. Through the group she hosts monthly potlucks, runs charity bake sales and organizes guest speaker events. An avid cook and baker, Dianne also teaches cooking classes to local clients. She is a contributing writer to ChicVegan.com and VegKitchen.com. To learn more, visit Dianne’s website and blog at VeggieGirl.com.