Here’s a step up from your everyday tuna salad—swap out the mayo with avocado, add some red onion, lemon zest and juice, sprinkle with the green of cilantro or parsley, and wow! Put it between two pieces of toast and you have a rather perfect tuna salad sandwich with the lovely addition of avocado and without any mayonnaise.
After moving out of the dorms in college, I found an apartment to share with 3 others. My job was to cook, and as long as what I put out on the dinner table was better than instant ramen, I didn't have to clean the kitchen or vacuum. A mighty fine trade of labor, if you ask me!
But then pretty soon, friends of roommates discovered my cooking talent and would conveniently drop by at around 7pm. I knew cooking was my calling back then, because each new friend would try to find a suitable trade to be able to snag a coveted spot at our dinner table. No more grocery bill, laundry, ironing, washing the car or studying!
Broccoli Beef was one of my specialties, mainly because broccoli was cheap and beef could be sliced thinly to stretch and feed unexpected guests.
A friend told me the other day that cauliflower is “in” (as in hip, trendy, cool). What? In the vicious struggle for vegetable world domination cauliflower is knocking kale off its mighty perch? And for those of us who are fangirls of both, do we take sides?
Hah! If cauliflower is finding a place among the trendy fooderati, well I say, about time. I mean really. Cauliflower is delicious. It’s great in cauliflower soup, roasted with Parmesan, or in curry. It’s also great with pasta.