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Polenta Cauliflower Torta with Roasted Asparagus - Letty's Kitchen. Salty crisp-tender asparagus alongside golden satiny cornmeal, polenta cauliflower torta with asparagus is simple Italian comfort food turned elegant.

Polenta Cauliflower Torta with Roasted Asparagus - Letty's Kitchen

Hello spring! Click here to PIN Polenta Cauliflower Torta with Roasted Asparagus. Share on Pinterest This vegetarian polenta dish is peppered with rich sautéed cauliflower florets and sweet onions, giving it a wonderfully creamy moist texture. Paired with the ever popular green spears and crunchy toasted hazelnuts, here is a delicious meatless entrée for a celebratory dinner, or a vegetarian side dish for brunch or an elegant buffet.

JUMP DIRECTLY TO RECIPEShare on Pinterest Keep in mind that soft hot polenta cornmeal sets up quickly—as soon as you pour it into the mold. Share on Pinterest When you are ready to put it all together, unmold the torta onto a baking sheet, and pop it into a hot oven. About cooking polenta cornmeal: This recipe gives directions for cooking polenta in the Instant Pot. Share on Pinterest #Eat Seasonal: The polenta: Maria Speck's Shortcut Polenta Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends.

Maria Speck's Shortcut Polenta Recipe on Food52

Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Sign Up ♦ 200  Save ▴ If you like it, save it! Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place. Got it! If you like something… Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Author Notes: Cooking polenta the traditional way will lock you down for the better part of an hour, standing and stirring and pawing at the film on the bottom of the pot, trying to keep it from scorching and adhering there forever.

Serves 8. Polenta with Peas, Fennel, and Almonds - Naturally Ella. Yesterday I had, what could only be called, a meltdown.

Polenta with Peas, Fennel, and Almonds - Naturally Ella

I needed to head out to the store to stock up for a week of recipe making/photographing and instead, I sat frozen at the dining room table thinking through all the things I needed to get done. Finally, with tears in my eyes, I found my husband and asked for a hug (at which point I started bawling.) He, with a gift for words, talked me through everything and calmed me down (one of the many reasons I’m so grateful to have him in my life).

While I still have quite a few looming deadlines, he suggested I start planning for all the things I want to do once some of these projects are out the door. So, I did. Rustic Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard. Photos by Emily Caruso I am endlessly fascinated by America’s Test Kitchen’s magazines and cookbooks.

Rustic Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard

I love that they detail the process of recipe development and not just, “Hey, here’s a recipe! It tastes good! Enjoy!” While baking is more of a science than cooking, there is still a science to cooking and it’s interesting to read exactly why frozen peas are better than fresh for most recipes or how different types of potatoes result in different textures in gratins. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook is exactly what you’d expect from an America’s Test Kitchen cookbook. I received an advance copy of the book several weeks ago, so I’ve already had the chance to make quite a few recipes from it and this polenta casserole is one of my favorites.

Creamy polenta & mushrooms. I’m short for words today… we’re in Chicago visiting my family this week, and I’m making a point to spend less time in front of the computer.

creamy polenta & mushrooms

Sometimes it’s just time to put the electronics away… to cut the habit of looking at your iphone every few minutes and relax a bit, you know? We made this warm and cozy meal last week with one of our favorite foods – mushrooms. It’s pretty simple… creamy polenta, chickpeas and a mix of sauteéd mushrooms & tarragon. They have these fancy ones right now at Whole Foods that are amazing, and more importantly – on sale.

I just loved combining the texture of the oyster mushrooms with the tiny shimejis (and a few lesser expensive cremini’s to get more bang for my mushroom buck). Pumpkin Sage Polenta. Simple Sundays | Pumpkin Sage Polenta The hay crunched beneath our feet as we surveyed the rows of pumpkins, the sun finally making its presence known after the chill of autumn gave way to a few hours of heat.

Pumpkin Sage Polenta

My children exuberantly ran ahead of me, declaring each pumpkin they touched “the one!” I reminded them that I would only put their final final selections in the wagon, as they steered me over to pumpkins half my size. It didn’t matter. I must have lifted over twenty pumpkins into and out of our wagon, behemoths of gourds, as I began to break a sweat, my hair sticking to my neck and my hands coated in dust. Finally, it was all settled: the largest pumpkin was appointed to Daddy, the second largest was determined perfect for the pattern my daughter pre-selected, and the squat, globe-shaped pumpkin was just what my son had envisioned.