Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 627 : A roast for a snowy day

It's snowing and it's October! The last time this happened in New York City was 59 years ago, crazy to think right? It's not a common sight to see snow, full trees of leaves, pumpkins, and people dressed up in Halloween costumes, but I guess we have global warming to thank for this rare occurrence.

On a day like today, there's really nothing better than cuddling up inside and reading a book and roasting some veggies -- they will give you that much needed warmth on this unseasonably cold snowy day.

Roasted Cauliflower to me is a classic late Fall / Wintertime food -- filling and rustic, when prepared correctly, it just melts in your mouth. So why not roast some cauliflower with some grated Gruyere and Parmesan with some herbs and spices while you're watching a movie and staying indoors today?

1 head of cauliflower
1 shallot
Crushed Red Pepper flakes
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

Preheat the oven to 350. Break up the cauliflower into floret pieces. Dice up shallot. Toss all together with EVOO, herbs, and spices in a baking dish. Place in the oven for fifteen minutes or until the cauliflower just starts getting golden brown. Pull out and top with a nice amount of grated Parmesan and Gruyere. Cook for another ten to fifteen minutes or until the cheese has gotten a nice golden hue to it as well. Decadent yet satisfying, rustic and homey -- just the right sort of mood for a day like today.

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