cauliflower-soup-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium cauliflower, cut into florets
2 1/2 cups yams (sweet potatoes), large dice
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
Fresh thyme leaves
3 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Line a baking sheet with sides with parchment paper.
Place cauliflower florets, yams, and garlic cloves in pan.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
Toss to mix.
Roast for 20 minutes, or until florets are golden.
Heat coconut oil in a sauté pan.
Add chopped onion and sauté until soft.
Chop thyme leaves, measuring 1 tablespoon.
Add to pan, stir.
Place vegetable stock, roasted cauliflower mixture, onion mixture into a slow cooker.
Cook on high for 1 hour, until cauliflower florets and yams are soft.
Using an immersible blender or pour into a blender when cool, puree until smooth.
Add 1/2 cup non-dairy milk and puree.
Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and finely chopped thyme leaves.
Serve warm.

Serves 4

Note: Can use a Dutch oven or stock pot instead of slow cooker.

cornbread muffins

 

 

 

 

1 cup non-dairy milk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 cup corn kernels, thawed, if frozen
maple syrup, optional
non-dairy butter, melted, optional

Preheat oven to 350°

Place paper cup liners in muffin tin. Or lightly spray tin with cooking spray.
In a small bowl mix milk and apple cider vinegar. Let stand to curdle.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
Add milk mixture, oil and applesauce.
Stir the wet ingredients.
Then mix wet and dry together until dry ingredients are moistened.
Do not overmix.
Fold in corn kernels.
Fill each muffin tin almost up to the top with batter.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes.
Tops should feel firm to touch. Knife inserted in center should come out clean.

Servings: 12 muffins

Note: Best eaten when warm. Maple syrup and melted, non-dairy butter are great drizzled on top of muffins.