Sunday, 20 July 2014

Recipe - Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad

We've reached crisis point in terms of how routine it's all become. You know those (stupid) new t-shirts that read 'EAT. SLEEP. RAVE. REPEAT.'? Well, that's my life. Except without the rave. Just the eating and sleeping. I've checked out in the weekdays to the point that I don't even try to schedule anything before Thursday. In fact, Thursday is probably the only weeknight that I'm even vaguely socially worthwhile spending time with: Fridays have become a carousel of going for work drinks on no dinner then staying too late and turning up at whatever social engagement inappropriately tipsy for the situation. That in turn means I have a hangover and am ready for bed by 11pm on a Friday after an unnecessary, though inevitable, Uber home. I feel dull. Beyond going to the theatre a couple of times, I've done nothing to make the most of London. And even forgetting worthy activities, I doubt I'm much fun even when sitting around and talking. This past Friday, I think I said 5 sentences in the whole evening, of which one was 'I'm sorry, I really have to go home and nap'. But at this point, spending more time alone/with the Explorer doing basically nothing and cooking wins. I will re-engage with everyone and do something with my life/youth/city shortly. Meanwhile, it's been a good time for weeknight suppers. We've had crushed courgettes with Spanish omelette, stuffed sardines (actually somewhat disappointing) with jewelled cous cous, roasted garlic and tomato spaghetti.  Let's look at a picture before going into an unrelated recipe.

Roasted cauliflower with pomegranate
1 large cauliflower
Juice of half a lemon
A small bunch of mint, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground allspice
Olive oil
Seeds of one pomegranate
Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Roast the cauliflower, scattered with allspice, lemon juice and plenty of salt. 
Once roasted, toss with mint, olive oil and a generous grind of black pepper. Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and serve.

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