Thursday, February 7, 2013
Pesto Risotto and Caramelized Cauliflower from the Horizons Cookbook
A few weeks ago, my friend from Philadelphia came to visit me and she brought me a great present - the Horizons: New Vegan Cuisine cookbook by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. These chefs used to have a restaurant called Horizons in Philadelphia, but now can be found at the amazing Vedge, so I knew that the recipes in this cookbook had to be incredible. We selected two recipes to try while my friend was here: the Basmati Risotto with Pesto, Peas and Tomatoes, and the Caramelized Cauliflower in Spanish Green Garlic Sauce.
We made a few slight changes to the risotto by adding in a few things we had on hand such as the mushrooms, and using arborio rice instead of the basmati, but we followed their directions for making the basil pesto sauce which was delicious! I had never had a pesto risotto before but I can say now I am a fan.
The caramelized cauliflower was also really amazing. We mixed our cauliflower with some brussels sprouts and roasted both together, and then topped it with their parsely and garlic sauce and I LOVED it. We definitely ate well that evening.
The rest of this book is filled with some really interesting and tasty sounding recipes including appetizers, soups, salads and desserts. I can't wait to try out more.
You can get a copy of the Horizons Cookbook here, and also check out their new cookbook Vedge which is coming out later this year. It looks promising!
Thanks for stopping by!