Joyful Vegetarian Christmas-New Year’s Dinner

 

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

Hello Everyone!!!! It’s been quite a while…. My life has been really interesting lately, big decisions, amazing adventures!!! The Universe is really kind and incredible if you put it this way. People who know me can clearly see all the changes my life has taken, it hasn’t been easy, but it is the most amazing thing that could ever happened to me. From changing my eating habits up to becoming a whole new person. Opening the eyes of your soul makes you appreciate life wonders. You become kinder, you forgive and let go, you enjoy the present moment, as the past does not exists anymore. Every person that walks into your Universe, shines light and life.

Reading this might sound  a little weird if I’m about to talk about my Christmas dinner, but it is necessary to put into every meal you cook a lot of love and joy, so the vibes are transfered completely into what you are preparing. Like water for chocolate is a perfect example of it, I always loved the book from Laura Esquivel, and actually I quite understood until now what she was trying to tell the world between lines of her book.

A simple meal can be converted into and amazing dish, just with the vibes you put into it. This Christmas as I decided to make a completely vegetarian dinner, I took  one the recipes from The amazing Jamie Oliver’s Vegetarian Christmas, and made it my way.

 

WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH MUSHROOMS

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ a small bunch of fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon , zest and juice of
  • 1 large cauliflower , with outer leaves left on
  •  dry cherries
  • plum tomatoes
  •  flaked almonds
  • ½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tray of sliced mushrooms
  • Sriracha

METHOD

Preheat the oven at 350 ºC , peel the garlic and add to a pestle and mortar with the paprika and thyme leaves, make a rough paste and add 2 tbspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. After cleaning the Cauliflower cut a cross in the base and make sure it can sit flat in the pan, rub the paste all over the cauliflower and squeeze tomato and lemon juice all over, drizzle the cherries and some almond flakes.

Take it into the oven for 30 minutes and add the sliced mushrooms and the plum tomatoes in chunks, some extra olive oil and cook for other 30 minutes until cauliflower is tender. Take it out of the oven add extra almond flakes and lemon juice, broil for 10 minutes and voilà!!!! DINNER IS READY!!!!

For dessert I decided to go off Honduran traditional torrejas and made an amazing apple pie (recipe on next post)

 

You can try it for New Year’s Dinner. Stay tunned for recipes from everywhere, January begins with lots of adventures! Remember it is important to nourish your body with healthy food, but your mind with positive thoughts…

and your soul with a lot love & joy

~Rosella~

 

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