Roast Cauliflower — YES, CAULIFLOWER #Vegan

This is SO GOOD, you wouldn’t believe it!

cauliflowerI have a wonderful new toaster oven, which here is its pitcher:


Ain’t she a beaut?

She’s a Cuisinart Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler. I resisted getting a new toaster oven for years, because the old Magic Chef worked JUST THE WAY I WANTED IT TO. Actually, I got two or three new ones, but I hated them and gave them away. Finally, Charlie put his foot down and asked. That’s how we put our feet down in this family: we ask. Yes, we do live in the American Midwest; how did you know?

ANYWAY, she works a treat, as witnesseth this baked cauliflower.

You take a head of cauliflower, cut out the stemmy bit, and cut a few thick slices out of the middle. Save the leftover bits for something else.

Spray or brush both sides of the slices with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning. As usual, I used Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt.

Bake at 400F for about half an hour, or until it’s as tender as you like.

The stuff next to it is vegetable stir-fry with Pad Thai sauce. Also good, also vegan.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character is forced or persuaded to replace an old stand-by.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Roast Cauliflower — YES, CAULIFLOWER #Vegan

  1. Jane

    March 16, 2016 at 8:29am

    WOW! Cuisinart! And one can bake something in it for 30 minutes!? Not just for toast anymore!

    And the Crazy Jane Salt. Oh,, yeah.
    We also like Spike. Apparently, Spike has some history to it; it’s been around a while. Used it a lot in the ’80’s,then couldn’t find it for a time;; now you can again!

    Good cooking!

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      Marian Allen

      March 16, 2016 at 1:09pm

      Oh, absolutely, toaster ovens are actual li’l baby ovens now! I do almost all of my baking and broiling in the toaster oven.

      Gonna have to look up that Spike stuff — sounds good!

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  2. Dan

    March 16, 2016 at 9:12am

    I think I might like that. We have cauliflower a lot of ways, I like them all, except mushy ones. I really like “Charlie put his foot down and asked…”

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      Marian Allen

      March 16, 2016 at 1:11pm

      I even like the mushy ones, especially mashed cauliflower: Cook it until it’s completely soft, drain it, mash it, season it with butter, salt, pepper, garlic (if desired), and cheese. It’s really really good!

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  3. Joey

    March 16, 2016 at 10:10am

    I enjoy roasted cauliflower 🙂 I have never heard of this Jane’s Crazy Salt and I feel I must try it. I may be missing out on deliciousness, and I hate to miss out on deliciousness!

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      Marian Allen

      March 16, 2016 at 1:12pm

      🙂 It’s a seasoned salt blend that we find very versatile. We use it A LOT.

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  4. Alex

    March 24, 2016 at 10:40am

    Really a nice idea! Thanks for the recipe. Will give it a try 🙂

    Kind Regards,


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      Marian Allen

      March 24, 2016 at 10:56am

      Hope you enjoy it! You’ll probably put chili pepper on it, woncha? ~grin~

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