Sunday, January 12, 2014

Early Winter Sunday Cooking Practice
 veg puree

Theoretically, "cooking practice" posts are supposed to take you through all the recipes that I would make in an entire cooking session, except I think I only make one recipe in two out of three cooking practices. So basically this is like me giving juggling lessons for juggling just one ball, which is sort of me in a nutshell. The Clothes Make The Girl just started her 2014 Whole 30 meal plan series if you want to check out something a little more high level.

But anyway, Sunday's cooking practice is work breakfasts for the week, which as you know for winter is eggs in veg puree of which there are carrot and cauliflower versions. I mostly make cauliflower, though. I may have a post coming up about winter carb cravings, but the upshot is that I can up my carb allowance just with root vegetables and not resort to bread and pasta, but maybe not root vegetables for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Lately I have a nice thing going, Sunday is my day for sleeping in and then doing a little work in bed. I get butter coffee in bed. When I get up, I tidy the bedroom—the sweetie man does the dishes on Saturday and Sunday, so I don't have to tidy the kitchen—and I tidy the bathroom, wash up, and get dressed. Then I set about making this veg puree.

You don't have to click through for the recipe, here it is:

two bags of frozen cauliflower
2 cups almond milk
4 tbsp butter

Put cauliflower, almond milk, and butter in a large saucepan, bring to a simmer over high heat, and then simmer over low heat for 25 minutes. Puree in the pan with a stick blender.

This makes four servings of puree, I ladle out three containers for later and put them in the refrigerator.

cauliflower puree jars

By now it's just about noon, I eat what's left in the pan for lunch:

two eggs

Crack the eggs into the remaining cauliflower puree, cover the pan, and simmer over medium high heat for five minutes. Spoon out the eggs and scrape the cauliflower puree with a rubber spatula into a bowl.

Sit on the couch, eat gorgeous poached eggs and cauliflower puree, and get started with Sunday afternoon systems work.