"Live Well for Less" with an "Affordable Budget" and Cauliflower!

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Sautéed Cauliflower, Roasted Garlic and Blue Cheese on Toast
Glass of Secret Red
Marzipan Cookies

I see that the Government is trying to convince people that they can eat well on an affordable budget and that Sainsbury’s are running a campaign entitled “Live Well for Less” an entirely admirable sentiment and something that is very close to my heart.

Much of this blog has been concerned with the delicious, creative AND economical use of leftovers – perhaps you've noticed!  I wish Sainsbury and the Government the best of luck in their endeavours.

My lunch today is, in fact, a humble example of using leftovers creatively. 

cauliflower floret

When preparing the vegetables for last night’s dinner I couldn’t be bothered put the last few florets of cauli back into the fridge so cooked the lot.  I was thinking “cauliflower cheese” at the time but today was a bit more creative.

I sautéed the cooked cauliflower with a teaspoonful of  roasted garlic and then stir in my new favourite blue cheese – Saint Agur. 

With a generous dose of freshly ground black pepper and a couple of slices of toast the meal ended up having a lot going for it being crunchy, creamy and nubbly, spicy and salty, hot and satisfying.  Also fairly good for me I think – fresh veggies, wholegrain toast, just a little cholesterol and a healthy swig of red wine.  Well done me.  Again!   

cauliflower, roasted garlic and blue cheese

More ideas for  Leftover Cauliflower

~   Add raw or just cooked florets to salad or use as crudités with a dip.
~   Toss in hot cheese sauce (cheese sauce recipe here - you'll have to scroll down a bit), sprinkle with more cheese and breadcrumbs and bake till hot, bubbling, crisp and golden. 
~   Toss hot just tender florets in vinaigrette (lots of vinaigrette recipes here) and chill till needed.  Maybe wait till warmer weather for that one!
~   Reheat in a little cream with a grating of nutmeg.
~   Coat in batter or breadcrumbs and deep fry - here are 9 delicious coating for fried foods.

More Ideas for Leftovers in General!

Ladies and gentlemen my Pinterest Board ...

Leftover Food ~ Delicious Ideas

1 comment:

debs said...

st agur is my favourite blue cheese as well!and i must say those maarzipan cookies look delish..when cauliflowers are cheap, i buy them to make soup...cream of cauli is lovely topped with a sprinkle of toasted walnuts and...some nubs of st agur!