Chickpea Poppers, Red Velvet Smoothie + Roasted Masala Cauliflower and Broccoli with Tomatoes

Red Velvet Smoothie

Happy Meatless Monday, VegCookbookers!

I finished off my smoothie kick from last week with the Red Velvet Smoothie . Of the three smoothie recipes, this is the one I’m most likely to make again because it’s different than most recipes I’ve come across, and it has a beet in it. Eating raw beets makes me feel extra virtuously healthy ( :

As I mentioned last week, I don’t have a Vitamix, so I cut the beet up into small pieces before adding it to the blender. I did soak the almonds this time (I didn’t last week), and they blended up perfectly.

Chickpea Poppers

Inspired by some of the Chickpea Popper photos on Instagram, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make them too.  I liked them, and would make them again, but they didn’t turn out as crispy as I thought they would. I’m not sure if this is because they needed to cook longer, or if I should have put the oven rack up higher.

Roasted Masala Cauliflower and Broccoli with Tomatoes

I loved the Roasted Masala Cauliflower and Broccoli with Tomatoes. The garam masala made them surprisingly sweet. I’ll definitely make them again, but next time I’ll use way less salt.

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10 responses to “Chickpea Poppers, Red Velvet Smoothie + Roasted Masala Cauliflower and Broccoli with Tomatoes

  1. what cookbook is the roasted masala cauliflower from? I would like to make it..

  2. Britt- for roasted chickpeas, which I am scarily addicted to as I see some other folks are, I follow the recipe in How it All Vegan for Chickpea Nibbles…maybe you can apply the technique to this recipe. They come out with perfect crispiness…the only change that I use is to only cook 25 minutes…when we used the book several months ago there were a few comments that 45-60 min as the recipe says is way too long, and I agree. I just use the middle rack of the oven. The roasted masala cauliflower some of you guys made looks awesome! I hope to join back in soon.

  3. And I made the Red Velvet Smoothie!

  4. I am late to the party but I do really like this cookbook. I prepared Babaji’s Eggplant with Potatoes and absolutely loved it. I could not find my tumeric and used a little curry powder to color the dish. Really good.

  5. Please please please let me know the cookbook that u are using to make the tasted masala cauliflower!!!

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