Absolutely divine, different and dairy-free! Another great food blogger’s recipe.
Serves 2 but can easily be doubled
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup of thinly sliced leek
1 medium cauliflower, chopped into small florets (about 1lb chopped cauliflower)
2 small pears, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 tsp salt
a few sprigs fresh thyme
2 tbsp vanilla unsweetened almond milk, warmed
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 375 F
Heat olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
When the oil is shimmering, add the sliced leeks and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are softened.
Add the cauliflower and pears and sprinkle with salt. Increase the heat to medium high and cook for another 6-8 minutes, until the cauliflower is lightly browned in spots.
Turn off the heat. Place the sprigs of thyme on top of the vegetables and tuck in.
transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast for 25- 30 minutes, turning once or twice until the cauliflower is very tender.
Remove the sprigs of thyme and set aside a few pieces of vegetables for garnish, if desired.
Place remaining vegetables in a food processor and add the almond milk and nutmeg.
Process until smooth and serve hot