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Roasted Cauliflower with Lebanese Lentils + Win My New Roots by Sarah Britton

April 29, 2015

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I have followed the blog My New Roots written by Sarah Britton for, like, ever. Actually, it was one of the first blogs I followed when my blog reading days began. Sarah’s beautiful photographs always had me captivated and her recipes made healthy and wholesome food exciting.

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My hands-down, favourite recipe from the blog is The Life Changing Loaf of Bread. Then the Life Changing Crackers. If you don’t know the recipes, you’re probably all like “Pfft, life changing? Please.” In all seriousness though, go check the recipes and I know you’ll agree.

It’s no surprise that the blog is now a book. The kind peeps at Pan Macmillan sent me a copy to review. I let out a slight squeal when I got it in my hands. Then I asked for another copy to give away to one of you because I loved it that much. 

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So, why did I love it so much? First off, the chapters are set out by season, which honestly makes my heart sing. I love nothing more than seasonal eating, and choosing a recipe from a thoughtfully curated selection of recipes that use what is in abundance is my favourite thing.

Some stand out dishes from the book are; Salt and Pepper Choc Chip Cookies, Chai Spice Upside Down Plum Cake and the cover dish of Spring Cabbage Wraps with Cous Cous Za’atar and Spicy Tahini Dressing.

My New Roots also includes plenty of techniques that Sarah sees as essentials in wholesome cooking like nut butters, cooking grains, nut milks and making ghee. All accompanied by Sarah’s dreamy photos.

I’ve adapted Sarah’s Roasted Cauliflower with Lebanese Lentils and included the recipe below. I don’t want to use the term life changing too much in one post, but… Life. Changing. Roasted Cauliflower is hectic all of the time but the spiced lentils and the zingy citrus dressing seriously sets this dish apart. I left out the Kaniwa {a nutty grain, similar to quinoa} but you could totally add some!

So, you want a copy right? Fill in your details below and tell me about a life changing recipe, and you’ll go into the draw!

Sorry, the competition has now ended. Congratulations Amy! Thank you everyone of entering.

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Roasted Cauliflower with Lebanese Lentils
Serves 2
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  1. 1/2 head of cauliflower
  2. Olive oil for drizzling on the cauliflower
  3. Salt and pepper to season
  4. 1 can of good quality lentils {or 1/2 cup of green lentils soaked overnight then cooked}
  5. 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  6. 1 stick of cinnamon
  7. salt and pepper to season
  8. 1/2 large onion
  9. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  1. Zest of half an orange
  2. Juice of half an orange
  3. Juice of half a lemon
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. Handful of chopped mint and parsley to serve.
  1. Heat to oven to 200 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray.
  2. Cut the Cauliflower into steaks and place on the tray, drizzle with olive oil and season.
  3. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, heat the oil in a fry pan and fry the onion and spices in a pan.
  5. Once the spices are fragrant and the onion is soft, add the lentils and cook until warm.
  6. Place the lentils in a bowl and top with the roasted cauliflower.
  7. Whisk dressing ingredients together and drizzle over lentils and cauliflower. Top with herbs.
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10 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower with Lebanese Lentils + Win My New Roots by Sarah Britton

  1. Bec

    I can back the life changing title of the life changing loaf – 100%. The loaf is magical and so it roasted cauli, this book looks fantastic and I am already dreaming of the Autumn recipes in there.

  2. Anna Nismiya

    Sounds awesome…..Last time was planning to make salads and somehow derived at your site…the chilled flavor of cauliflower and spiciness of lentils made this an awesome treat…..

    Anyways please do share more recipes here….


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