View Full Version : funny story re: raw recipe
04-23-2007, 09:01 AM
i brought cauliflower cous cous to passover dinner. my whole non-raw family raved about it. i repeatedly said that it was cauliflower.
my mom kept asking for the recipe. i finally remembered to email it to her.
she called me several hours later and said "there's a problem with your recipe, you forgot to list the cous cous".
i said "there's no actual cous cous, it's cauliflower".
she was ASTOUNDED, FLABERGASTED etc. she thought it was cauliflower with the cous cous grain.
funny! anyway, she loves it so much that she recently brought it to a party.
04-23-2007, 09:37 AM
Mmmm! Recipe, please?? :)
04-23-2007, 09:51 AM
from rawvolution. i don't have it here with me at work. it's basically cauliflower ground in food processor to consistency of rice. add lemon juice, EVOO, fresh parsley, fresh mint, fresh cliantro (1 bunch each), salt to taste. i add dried cranberries and pine nuts. this is so good!
04-23-2007, 10:20 AM
I also add raw olives...it's good stuff!
04-23-2007, 10:25 AM
post a recipe when you can.... I am pretty dumb when it comes to just mixing stuff together. If I don't have a recipe, it's a disaster!!
I would love to make this to bring to family dinners.....
04-23-2007, 10:28 AM
that's one of my fav's and I haven't had it in a while..thanks for reminding me!
04-23-2007, 10:29 AM
That IS funny! Thanks for sharing. I have the book and will make it soon....
04-23-2007, 10:33 AM
Oh oh! I have that book - I'll check it out when I get home. Thanks!!!!
04-23-2007, 11:52 AM
Does it taste better than the potatos made from cauliflower? It just does not taste right and i do love cauliflower so if the cous cous taste not like cauliflower or better than the mashed potatos then i would love to make it. I do have the book. Just wondering if somone here has had both and can compare for me. Thanks
04-23-2007, 11:59 AM
I've never had the cauliflower potatos but I will tell you that the couscous definitely had a cauliflower taste (at least to me). My fiance tried it the first time I made it and didn't like it at all. I personally don't mind that cauliflower smell/taste too much though and I feel like if I add enough olives/spices it masks it a bit.
hope that helps! I'm wondering if there is another food you could use instead of the cauliflower if that bothers you.. I don't know why but I'm thinking I saw someone make "couscous" with almonds somewhere. :confused:
04-23-2007, 01:03 PM
WAY better than the potatoes. i agree, i wasn't really buying cauliflower as potatoes. but it is spot on for cous cous (as evidenced by my mom's question) in my opinion. i use big bunches of fresh spices.
also, combining parsnip with cauliflower (as carmella does in her rice) truly does take away some of the cauliflowerishness. is that a word?
04-23-2007, 03:11 PM
This story is priceless! Good on you for preparing and presenting a dish that SAD eaters enjoyed without making them feel they were missing out.
04-23-2007, 04:02 PM
Great story... and PLEASE POST the recipe when you can! :-)
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