Friday, 18 January 2013

Will Run For Roasted Cauliflower with Cocoa & Chipotle

cauliflower not macaroons

Imagine you just gave your first needle to a real live patient.  Real.  Live.  You didn't gag or throw up in your shirt (because that's happened) even after some unfortunate events involving adult diapers briefs & a beard.

  As you finally walk through your front door you see a plate full of coconut almond macaroons.  It's a celebration!  Unfortunately, your celebration ends in cocoa & chipotle roasted cauliflower.

Farmer thought that we were celebrating her having survived her first day of nursing placement with macaroons.  Instead we were celebrating with cauliflower.  Typical.

When you aren't expecting macaroons cauliflower + cocoa + chipotle (together at last) is pretty delicious.  Apparently, cauliflower and cocoa is old news.  Who knew. Give it a try.  A girl can only eat so much pureed cauliflower. 

Farmer is pretty excited about this round of placement.  Instead of hanging her head out of the car window while she gags after I ask her about her day she pulls out what seems like hundreds of scraps of paper covered in numbers and abbreviations and starts to tell me all about her day.  I deserve it.  What do I expect after way too much talk about running records, DRA, & sight words.

Really, I'm pretty excited for her.  3/8 of a nurse is way better than 1/4.  

Roasted Cauliflower with Cocoa & Chipotle 

(serves 1 if you eat with your elbows out)

1 head of cauliflower 
1 T coconut oil
1 tsp cocoa
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp chipotle powder

Preheat oven to 400 F.  While your oven & baking stone are warming up separate cauliflower into large  florets.  Melt coconut oil, add cocoa, smoked paprika, and chipotle powder to coconut oil.  Drizzle cocoa mixture over cauliflower and mix until evenly distributed.  


Roast for 30 minutes or until the edges are crispy.  Stir cauliflower 15 minutes into roasting.

Serve with macaroons.

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