Hi loves! I hope that you have been able to relax this week. I am sure that you are going in full gear as you either continue to hibernate or go out with friends to beat the cold after work hours. For all busy hostesses, it is important to take some time to just be (words of wisdom from The Beatles, Let It Be). For me, that means taking time to cook my favorite pasta sauce, brainstorm a new cocktail – currently working on one that shows some love to ginger simple syrup – or #netflixandchill with some champs. Because you deserve it, damn it!
This week’s post utilizes a spice that I have been experimenting with for the past few months: turmeric. I’ve put it on pizza (see here!), breakfast burritos and cauliflower steaks. Not only does this Indian spice add a gingery-orange taste to a dish, but, in its own way, it has healing powers: it is a natural antioxidant, lowers your risk of heart disease and is a cancer fighter (more info here). Plus, it gives your appetizers a natural, warm yellow color, which really adds a beautiful element to your dish.
The Jolly Hostess twist this week takes the concept of roasted turmeric cauliflower and chickpeas over a sour cream coated crostini. The ginger sweetness of the turmeric is the best compliment to sour cream and adds balance to this party app. The crostini is then topped with pickled onion to add an unexpected tang.
Turmeric Cauliflower Crostini is wonderful as an easy appetizer, starter or side, with flavor that is TO DIE FOR and will be eaten up in seconds!
Love the Turmeric Cauliflower? The same process can be used on bigger pieces of cauliflower for a side for din.
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