I started with a head of cauliflower. Cut the entire cauliflower into chunks and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Add olive oil, sea salt and pepper and a chopped clove of garlic.
Roast at 425 degrees until brown; approximately 40 minutes. While this is in the oven you can start on the protein and the kale.
Season your meat with salt and pepper. These are grass fed strip loins that I grilled. You can pan fry them if the cold is too much to handle right now.
I sauteed kale in a little garlic and olive oil as an additional side. After washing, remove the hard stems from the leaf and break the kale into chunks. Don't worry about drying the kale. Add garlic and olive oil to a saute pan and cook over medium heat for 60 seconds then add your kale pieces and toss. Add 1/4 cup of water or chicken stock and cover with a lid.
The kale does not take long so you can cook it while the steaks are on the grill. This pan was done in 8 minutes. While the kale is steaming I sprinkled pine nuts on the cauliflower that was still in the oven.
This is the complete dinner. Grilled beef, sauteed kale and roasted cauliflower with garlic and pine nuts.
Aidan and I shared the beef and I think he may have eaten more than I did. I wanted leftover steak for a salad and the kale for breakfast. The cauliflower I can have for tomorrow's dinner. Roasted cauliflower takes on a different flavor then when it is steamed; its nutty and delicious. Aidan likes cauliflower this way and he had to have two bites of kale although it is not is favorite. We have a two bite rule. He was happy to have a few cucumber slices.
Leftover kale with 2 fried eggs in coconut oil. Add some berries if you like.
Leftover steak in a spinach salad with cucumbers and balsamic vinaigrette. I will post my favorite recipe for an easy homemade salad dressing. This salad is really good with goat cheese and tomatoes.
1/2 to 2/3 cup cold pressed olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp maple syrup (can leave this out)
1 clove of garlic
sea salt and pepper to tasteCombine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until emulsified.