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Jamie Oliver's Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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My kids gave me Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Food Revolution cookbook for my birthday this past year. It's got great, quick, nutritious meals suited for the family, so I was looking forward to trying some of the recipes. Well, several months later, I've cooked something from it. My son has actually been asking me to make this recipe. He's a big fan of mac & cheese. And cauliflower too, actually. 

Jamie Oliver's Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Coconut curry rice with chicken and cauliflower

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I was flipping through my copy of the July 2010 issue of Food and Wine Magazine I had just received the other day and was inspired by this little snippet about how Laurent Gras of L20 uses a rice cooker to make this Ginger Chicken and Rice dish. I love using a rice cooker to make rice. As long as you follow the rice cooker's rice-to-water ratios, it comes out perfect every time. My version is inspired from his recipe.

Coconut curry rice with chicken and cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower, chicken cutlets, cucumber-tomato salad

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If you saw this plate of food, you would say that it's a chicken dish with a couple of sides. Technically, you'd be correct. However, I wanted to focus more on one of the sides. I wanted to talk about cauliflower. Specifically, roasted cauliflower. I like cauliflower well enough. It wouldn't crack my top ten vegetable list. But when you roast it and let it caramelize, and concentrate the flavor by letting it wilt down, it becomes one of the tastiest foods, vegetable or otherwise. So, it's by design that the cauliflower is front-and-center in my photo.

Roasted cauliflower, chicken cutlets, cucumber-tomato salad