No posts for ages, then two come along at once. Mostly because we have, for the first time for ages, bought a cauliflower, and I have been thinking of my two favourite ways to eat it. The first is very quick to make:
1 small, or ½ large cauliflower, cut into florets
Large chunk of butternut squash, peeled and diced
Small slab Feta cheese
1/2 cup (125 ml) by volume dry couscous
Rosemary or thyme
1 tin tomatoes )
1 heaped tsp flour )
1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Steam the cauliflower florets; spray the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary or thyme. Microwave it for 4 minutes (you can roast it if you have time, which is nicer, but this is a quick meal). Soak the couscous in 250 ml boiling water for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile make a tomato sauce by whisking the tin of tomatoes with the flour (seasoning it to taste) and then adding this to a saucepan with c 2 tsp olive oil; bring to the boil, stirring all the time, and ideally simmer for a few minutes. If you prefer, you can make a fresh tomato sauce with 1/2 punnet of cherry tomatoes, pierced, cooked for a few minutes in olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar and then mashed!
Mix the squash, couscous and feta and served topped with the cauliflower and the tomato sauce.