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This blog, “Moxie Lady” is about food, wine, craft beer, travel, and general lifestyle. I am a culinary traveler & photographer and post reviews of restaurants of all kinds, breweries, and share small, unique business with the rest of the world through social media channels.

I have recently fell in love with cooking in a healthy way- using this blog as a means to show others that eating healthy can also mean eating delicious. I take whole, healthy ingredients and create meals the entire family can enjoy. I use methods that my chef husband teaches me to turn favorite dishes into low carb/whole30 recipes. This healthy lifestyle is a part of my goals for 2016 to lose weight. Read along, join me on this journey, and try my recipes too! I hope you will find them helpful!!

I hope you will find Moxie Lady to be resourceful when planning beer travel trips, are in need of restaurant reviews or suggestions, recipes for Whole 30 and clean living, entertaining tips & tricks, travel ideas, and wine, craft beer, and culinary events.

Please feel free to email me if you have a brewery or restaurant you’d like us to visit and review, or if you like suggestions on restaurants, breweries, or wineries to visit!! If you want to use any of my photos or need help with photography or general blog and social media, or you have an event you’d like us to promote, or product to use in our photography, or on our blog, email us.

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad + Hoppy Wheat Beer or Pils

Just in time for Fall: Sonoma County Style Comfort Food and Full Bodied Wheat Beer- Perfect Pairing: Modern Times Unfortunate Islands. It’s a delightful combo!!! 

Another great pairing is the Double Aught Pilsner from Bear Republic

The sweetness of the wheat or the Pilsner brings out the sweetness of the coconut nectar and is well balanced with the spice of the mustard and Garam Masala.

 

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Roasted Cauliflower on top of romaine and frisse in Moxie Lady’s kitchen

The end of Summer is nearing and produce options are changing. We are beginning to settle into our comfort phase and look to root and cretaceous vegetables, stews, and soups to plan for the chilly nights. But who said the Summer feeling had to go away completely? Combine roasted root vegetables and seasoned with fresh spices from the local, Savory Spice Shop. This creates the perfect dinner dish for a Fall evening while maintaining the healthy, fresh elements of Summer.

Pair this savory dish with Modern Times Fortunate Islands- a fruit forward, hoppy, wheat beer. Pick it up at the local bottle shop Beer Craft in Rohnert Park. 

*{This recipe is whole30 approved too if you leave out the beer! And it’s great for the whole family!} 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard
  • 4 tsp. olive oil {I use Ancient Olive Trees Oil; a hint of spice and citrus} 
  • ½ tsp. coconut nectar (honey substitute)
  • 1 head cauliflower, quartered, sliced in thin steaks
  • 2 tsp. Garam masala {Buy fresh from Savory Spice
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1 head frisee salad, chopped
  • 3 heads hearts of romaine, chopped
  • 1 c. green olives, sliced in quarters (long)
  • ½ cashews, chopped

 

METHOD

Roasted Cauliflower:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place cauliflower steaks on a sheet tray, use two trays if needed to avoid layering. Drizzle 1 tsp. Olive oil over cauliflower, dust with garam masala. Roast in oven for 30 minutes, flipping steaks after 15. Set aside when done.

Dressing:

In a small mixing bowl, squeeze the juice from one lime, mustard, remaining olive oil, ½ tsp salt and pepper. MIx until blended well.

Salad:

In a large mixing bowl, add in romaine, frisee, olives, half of the cauliflower, and dressing, mix. Transfer to serving bowl. Add remaining cauliflower and sprinkle cashews on top. Serve.

Serves dinner for 4.

 

Happy Cooking!

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