Finally! The best dish Veganomican offers!
When I first began my dabbling in vegan cooking, I purchased the much acclaimed Veganomicon. I flipped through the pages and flagged dozens of recipes that I was interested in making. While I did experience a few flops, I have had my fair share of successful meals as well.
In November, I finally got around to preparing the Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry recipe. I was initially seated with a bit of fear in preparing a meal comprised of three items I had little experience with at that time: red lentils, cauliflower, and parsnips. This meal does take a bit of time to prepare, and do follow the suggestion to prepare (chop, etc.) all items before starting the process (which overall does take about an hour start to finish – not bad!).
In my humble, foodie, opinion: this is hands down the best dish Veganomicon has to offer. The flavors intertwine and balance each other fantastically (think: lime, curry, cinnamon – and roll with it). The cauliflower and parsnip become so tender and soft they melt right into each other to further intensify my love for this dish. I topped some brown rice with a few generous scoops of the curry medley – and it was pure excellence. I would suggest brown basmati rice, but I was all out.
While D wasn’t a fan – I lend that to his non-adventurous palate and strange issues with “mushy” food. He’s missing out which really only means: more for me! If you take one thing from my review, and this book, it better be this recipe. Hands down my favorite.