Cauliflower Thang #vegan

This dish violates my rule against making anything with more than five ingredients, but that doesn’t count, since I was making it up as I went along, and got all, “THIS would be good in it. And how about somma THIS?”

Cauliflower Thang

  • oil
  • onion, chopped
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • turmeric
  • cauliflower, cut into florets
  • water
  • green beans
  • cashews, chopped
  • raisins, chopped
  • salt
  • tomato paste
  • parsley, chopped

Heat oil. Stir in onion, cumin, chili powder, and turmeric and cook slowly until onion is tender and translucent. Add cauliflower and a little water. If the green beans are fresh, add them now. Cover and reduce heat, cooking until cauliflower and beans are tender. Add remaining ingredients (including green beans, if they’re canned or leftover cooked). Heat through. Serve with naan or other flatbread.

It was very, very, very good. I thought. Alas, Charlie didn’t like it. 🙁

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: One character discovers something they love, but their significant other dislikes it very much.





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 “Cauliflower Thang #vegan

  1. Jane

    December 14, 2016 at 10:03am


    Re_vampire cuisine:

    One of the things I enjoy about vampire stories is how the author builds her own mythology. Ex: what can vampires eat? (Other than the red stuff, of course.) Further, the sunlight thing, the stake in the heart thing, the born that way thing, etc. These should be some of the best things about reading the story.

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      Marian Allen

      December 15, 2016 at 8:18am

      Yes, and even the sparkle in sunlight thing. People (even I) make all manner of fun of that, but she didn’t just make that up; it’s a part of the lore from I-Forget-Where. And, even if she DID make it up, it’s a PROBLEM for them, whether the observer thinks it’s pretty or creepy or “Dude! That was some good shit! Worth every penny!”.

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  2. Dan Antion

    December 14, 2016 at 11:18am

    My wife makes dishes similr to this (made up as she goes along). I eat them and I like them but, for some reason, I find cauliflower very filling.

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      Marian Allen

      December 15, 2016 at 8:20am

      Do you mean filling as in, “Mmm, wish I had an extra stomach so I could eat some more of this delicious cauliflower!” or filling as in, “I honestly couldn’t eat another bite.”?

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