Creamy, Dreamy, McSteamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Creamy, Dreamy, McSteamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Ahhh, more adventures into the world of vegan comfort food! For most chefs, I think going through a phase of “what type of Chef do I want to be?” is a pretty standard process. Like any other type of creative/artistic work you have to find your groove so to speak. For me, I wanted to be a part of a high end restaurant line and be fully immersed in that intensity as well as the innovation going on there. But then I realized, quickly I might add, that it wasn’t my thing.

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Merlot and Mushrooms

Merlot and Mushrooms

Where are my mushroom lovers at? I truly feel mushrooms should be a staple in a vegan diet. They are natures perfect umami flavor. And frankly, I eat them any chance I get. Aside from them being divinely delicious the also boast some great health benefits including but not limited to: selenium (an antioxidant mineral), vitamin D (rare in veggies!), calcium, iron, fiber, high in beta-Glucans and Conjugated Linoleic Acid which are anti-carcinogenic. They are also high in protein and low in carbohydrates making them great for those with diabetes and they carry anti-biotic properties! Basically, mushrooms should make their way into your diet. The meaty-ish texture is a great alternative in dishes that would normally call for meat such as a portobello burger, stroganoff, wellington, pizza topping and so many more. 

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