Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils and Greens

October 17, 2014

Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils and Greens | One Hungry Mama
Remember my trip to California to visit Earthbound Farm Organic? It happened. It was blissful. I want to go back. Since I don’t think anyone will be arranging that anytime soon (the childcare arrangements alone!), I’ve been feasting on re-creations of the soul nourishing meals that I was so lovingly fed by Chef Sarah LaCasse, Earthbound’s executive chef.

Sarah is warm, funny, and a genius cook dedicated to super flavorful, natural cooking and, if you can’t tell, I love her. What she was able to put on the table given the group’s dietary restrictions is, alone, enough to make Sarah my hero. This Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils and Greens may have helped solidify her super hero status, too.

 

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I saw and learned so much while visiting Earthbound Farm Organic’s little patch of heaven in the Carmel Valley. I ate a lot, too, and felt great about every wholesome bite.

 

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I was also inspired by their operation and dedication to organic growing. I walked away believing, more than ever, that a great number of organic crops can sustain the world when done at scale. I’m eager to get into it with you guys: I know there is curiosity about the fact that they’ve recently sold to WhiteWave Foods (which is no longer owned by Dean Foods, by the way), and can tell you that I witnessed their commitment to natural, organic produce. It’s real. But more than that, I want to share a wholesome and delectable dish from my #ExperienceEarthbound trip so that you can taste the goodness of Sarah’s cooking and feel the warmth of the Earthbound team’s welcome.

 

Curry Roasted Cauliflower, Lentils and Greens at Earthbound Farm | One Hungry Mama

Sarah didn’t share the exact recipe for her Curried Cauliflower and Lentils with Greens (above), but I was able to recreate it thanks to its gorgeous simplicity. Of course, my version (pictured top) isn’t made with Sarah’s touch, but I do a good job in the kitchen and think that I can pass some of her magic to you.

* I start this dish by whipping up a batch of my Curry Roasted Cauliflower.

* As that cooks, I also cook a batch of lentils. Nothing fancy, just water, lentils, salt, and a bay leaf. You can add a clove of garlic, too. You want to use 2 cups of water for every 1 cup of dried brown lentils. One cup of lentils was perfect for feeding my family of 4 (plus leftovers).

* Once the lentils and cauliflower are done, I use my hands to carefully toss one 5-ounce clamshell of Earthbound Farm Organic Zen Blend (baby spinach, kale, chard & Asian greens) with high-quality olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and sea salt. Add the curried cauliflower to the lentils and toss them with the same oil, lemon, salt combo. Taste, taste, taste to get it just right.

* Add the dressed lentils and cauliflower to a large serving bowl and gently fold in the greens.

I served this as a main dish with a hearty side of garlic bread which made everyone happy. If you want to really get smiles, make it Cheesy Garlic Bread. I didn’t need the extra cheese to smile (this time): I’ve got good memories of farms and ocean, good food and great company.

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*Note: This is a wonderful dish to share with your earliest eaters. Just puree, mash or cut lentils, cauliflower, and greens to an age appropriate consistency. If you’re concerned about the greens being bitter, pull out some baby spinach or skip them all together.

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