I am admittedly not very outgoing when it comes to vegetables, so branching out to cauliflower and squash is a big deal for me! I have seen lots of creative uses for cauliflower on Pinterest so I was eager to try some of those recipes out. I chose a kabocha squash as my second ingredient because this is the perfect time to attempt to make a popular Haitian soup that I have had on my last few visits there. Overall I am very happy with how all of these meals turned out!
Haitian Squash Soup Joumou
I understand now why this soup is so special in Haiti. It takes a LONG time to prepare and cook. There is marinating, chopping, sauteing, boiling, resting, and waiting. I am definitely not used to spending this much time making a meal in the kitchen. At least the end result was worth it!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
I’ve seen this recipe everywhere and I was so excited to finally try it! It turned out great and I was so surprised how easy it was!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
After my great experience with the pizza crust last night, I was excited to try this fried rice. This was also so easy, and I loved the result!
Since I am just cooking for myself, I’m not sure buying produce in bulk is the smartest option for me. It worked this week because I was forced to use the ingredients for these recipes, but I could see myself easily getting tired of the ingredients if I had to eat it before it went bad. Perhaps if I have specific plans to make a soup and freeze portions, or plan my meals strategically to use the produce in different ways it could work.