White Cauliflower Gazpacho

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Aaaand action! After a well deserved summer break, I’m finally back for more delicious recipes. Prepare yourself for many new culinary experiments over the coming year. Starting today actually, with this new twist on an old classic.

My love for gazpacho started back when I used to spend my summers in Spain. Growing up, we would go down to my grandparents’ beachhouse with all of my cousins. Those were the best days, when we would lounge by the pool or the sea, and play all kinds of games together. I remember long meals where the eight of us would sit around the kids table, and have conversations that were (obviously) much more interesting than our parents’. Our staple meals always included my grandmother’s homemade gazpacho, which was a true house favorite. She’d start preparing it bright and early, giving the soup just enough time to chill in the fridge before lunch. I would watch and try to help her with an “essential” step or two, like soaking the bread in ice cold water.

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Spaghetti with a Vegan Cauliflower “Alfredo”

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It’s here everybody! It’s finally here! The first copy of my cookbook has arrived in the mail!!

How did this happen??? So you know how I worked on a “Passion Project” for this whole semester? Well to mark the end of it, I had to pick a final deliverable. Naturally I chose to make a fully printed, legit cookbook! (aka a dream come true!) After countless hours working on the layout, I finally sent it to the publisher and received it at my house! Continue reading “Spaghetti with a Vegan Cauliflower “Alfredo””

Lime-Cilantro Chicken over Cauliflower Couscous

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Philly is well known for its delicious foodtrucks. The city’s filled with them, and they provide wonderful alternatives to more expensive sit-down places. They’re also a great way not to get bored with your daily meals, as there are so many to choose from, all specializing in different types of food. On my campus specifically, there isn’t a single truck without a long line between 11:30-3. It always amazes me. Though the options are very varied, one of the most classic foodtruck “specialty”, or staple recipe, here is “grilled chicken over rice”. Continue reading “Lime-Cilantro Chicken over Cauliflower Couscous”

Cauliflower “Steaks” with Creamy Lime-Avocado Sauce

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I recently had the opportunity to eat at Vedge, an amazing vegetarian restaurant in Philadelphia that has been winning awards including the “best of Philly” title for the past few years. It was such a delightful experience for the veggie lover that I am, that it made me want to experiment even more with vegetables in my own kitchen! I already eat a mostly vegetarian diet but I could always benefit from more out-of-the-box thinking and creative vegetable uses. Continue reading “Cauliflower “Steaks” with Creamy Lime-Avocado Sauce”

Parma Pizza with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and a Cauliflower Crust

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I know, I know… You’re probably thinking: “she definitely missed the boat on that one… Cauliflower Crust is old news!”. And you’d almost be right. After all, it has been around for a bunch of years now, so it is kind of old news. However, I found a way to challenge the “classic” recipe, by removing cheese from the crust. If this recipe is meant to be “healthy”, why make a cheesy dough? It’s no better than flour! So I decided to make my crust dairy-free, so that I could enjoy it without guilt! As you can see, I also wanted it non-soggy, so that slices could be picked up like regular pizza.

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