Sunday, February 28, 2010

Orange Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

The beautiful flavors of sweet potato and cauliflower come together easily in this quick and easy dish. With very few ingredients and a cinch to make, this is a wonderful side dish or entree. Since it was raining all day, I wanted something comforting and warm but not too filling. I went through the fridge and came up with 1/2 a head of cauliflower and saw the oranges. Viola!

The flavors of the orange zest and juice give this dish a lovely fresh aroma and flavor. The yams add a lovely sweetness and the texture of the cauliflower is wonderful in this dish. And don't forget how beautiful the colors are, making it even more appetizing.

Orange Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes
1/2 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
1 large sweet potato, chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
zest from one orange
pinch of nutmeg

1. Add cauliflower and potatoes into a pot with a 1/4 cup water. Let them simmer for a few minutes until tender.
2. Add all other ingredients, mix and let simmer until desired tenderness. I like my cauliflower tender so I tend to cook it a little longer.

It's that easy. If I had any onions, I would have added them as well as a little broccoli. Switch things up and try new veggies. The orange zest gives the kitchen a lovely aroma.



Hua said...

Yum! This looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to make this.

Waste Management Woman said...

Don't faint when I write this, but this sounds good and you're welcomed to make it for me anytime!

And, if I ever find a pot and remember how to work my stove, I just might try it myself. It sounds delightful.

(Where's Christia? This doesn't sound like her)

comma girl said...

Thanks Hua...let me know how it goes.

comma girl said...

Christia, I'm shocked. Maybe some of this is rubbing off on you after all!

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