They say idle hands make light work and this cauliflower cannelloni is definitely a product of my idleness, oh yes and my love of cauliflower… This recipe all started off with an experiment with a simple cauliflower puree, fooling around with steamed, roasted and boiled cauliflower which then lead to a ravioli and finally to this heartwarming cauliflower cannelloni. Often vegetarian dishes can be categorised as very worthy wholesome dishes, this one certainly aint one of them, it joins my deep fried Camembert recipe as one of those dishes that will give your cardiologist palpitations, cheese joins cheese with a bit more cheese and of course you gotta have a health portion of butter with that cheese… But hey cauliflower is good for you right 😉
My excuse for this pure indulgence is I need to store up some energy, I’ve got two tonnes of winter wood to split this weekend before I put my feet up for winter and do nothing but relax. Yes it is an excuse but it is one I am sticking with so there which means I do not care how indulgent this cauliflower cannelloni is!
It is quite remarkable that I do not cook with a great deal of pasta, when I lived in the UK it was a real staple of our weekly diet and I think that had something to do with its pure convenience, to be honest I think we kinda relied on the same dozen or so dishes with the exception of weekends and 3 or 4 of those were pasta dishes. Our much more relaxed lifestyle allowed much more time to be spent on food and I think pasta was the biggest victim of our freedom, sure we still eat it and it is always in the cupboard but it no longer forms a stable part of our diet. Odd really as good pasta is a beautiful thing and I am actively now re-introducing pasta in to our diet as I love the stuff, I am just making sure I am not quite so lazy with it as I used to be. This cauliflower cannelloni is certainly not a lazy dish, it takes a little effort but it is effort that is certainly worth the effort.