Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

After reading this article about Fritzi Dog in Los Angeles, I was inspired to make less complicated “carrot dogs” for the week’s lunch. I can’t cook them sous vide, but I can roast them till they’re tender. It’s a simple method to making a true veggie dog, free of weird processed soy-type stuff.PicMonkey Collage.jpg

I needed a side for my lunch, so I decided to try to make “cauliflower steaks.” These seem to be sweeping the meat-substitute nation lately. I opted for steak wedges as I only had one smallish head of cauliflower. A quick bath in olive oil and a sprinkling of coarse salt and pepper and they were ready to roast.DSC_0007

In the end, my carrot dog, topped with caramelized onion and an amazing dill and horseradish mayo I whipped up in the Vitamix, was delicious. A fantastic combination of tastes and textures!DSC_0010

Who needs rubbery veggie dogs?! Roasted carrots are my new favorite hot dog.DSC_0014