Garlic Chili Cauliflower Pasta!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hello! This week at school we have a week off to do what is called "Xterm" which is basically a week of trips, projects, or internships and what not. Last year I went India, the year before that Austin, TX! And this yearrr.... Joanna and I are doing an independent project (seniors have the option to do independent projects) revolving around mindful living in regards to yoga, veganism and just all around conducting a wholesome delicious lifestyle :)
SO!! For our project we made a blog and will be blogging vegan recipes, interviews with local yogis, and other things of that nature! In honor of our xterm week starting tomorrow I thought I'd share with you guys an awesome vegan recipe! Enjoy!!
Here's what you'll need-
FOR THE CAULIFLOWER:
1 small head cauliflower, large stems removed, florets separated
2-3 Tbsp olive
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
Heaping 1/4 tsp sea salt
FOR THE PASTA:
2 cups vegetable broth (for adding more flavor to pasta) (optional)
12 oz long pasta of your choice (ensure vegan friendly)
1/4 cup olive oil 
3 cloves garlic, skin removed + smashed NOT minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (reduce for less heat)
2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley, plus more for serving
2 Tbsp toasted pine nuts, plus more for serving (optional)
1/4 cup vegan parmesan cheese, plus more for serving (optional)
Salt + Pepper to taste
And here's how to do it!

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
Add cauliflower to a mixing bowl with olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. Toss to coat, then spread on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, flipping/stirring once at the 15-minute mark to ensure even cooking. Sample and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.
Then, boil your pasta, following the box directions.

Then, heat a large pan with 1/4 cup of olive oil and three cloves of crushed/smashed garlic. Let garlic simmer to a golden brown and add pasta in once it's done.

Stir pasta, coating it with the oil in the pan, mix in cauliflower as well until both are lookin yummy to your liking :)
 Use parsley as a garnish :)
I hope you guys love this as much as we did! If you make this I'd love to see how it turns out! Instagram it and tag @joya_xterm :) ENJOY!

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