It’s not often that I look through a recipe book and have this much trouble deciding what to try first because I want everything right now. It’s fun, it’s funky, it’s totally my style with lots of fruit-sweetening, simple short ingredient lists, and veggies being used like you’ve never seen!
It’s Hide and Seek Vegetables.
Isn’t that the cutest name!? This is Kyra from Vie de la Vegan‘s new ebook filled with 15 vegan recipes that all contain veggies in some form. Some are deeply hidden under sweet disguises and others flaunt their veggie side a little more openly while still looking extra delicious.
There is a little bit of everything in this book–breakfasts, smoothies, savory meals, and sweets. And a little bit of veggie hiding under every mouthwatering presentation. Zucchini made ice creamy. Pizza with pumpkin. Eggplant turned cake. And chili with an ingredient list that is more than half veggies. I was seriously blown away by how much ingenuity is packed into 21 pages!
Even the savory things were calling to me, mostly because they are all so simple to make. I’ll put hours into a cupcake, but when it comes to meals I want easy. All the meals in this book have short ingredient lists and require very little hands on time.
I had the toughest time narrowing it down to this bowl of oats, but it was a very good choice! I’m all for cauliflower in unusual places, but usually I blend it and use it as a creamy component. This recipe for Cauli-Berry Oats utilizes the texture of finely chopped cauliflower florets to sneak veggies into a berry-laced breakfast bowl.
I won’t tell you that the cauliflower is completely undetectable and you would never know it’s in there. What I will tell you is oats are good, but oats with cauliflower are even better! There is something about the texture the cauliflower adds that I enjoyed immensely. Whole bowl devoured in record time. And I’ve already made it two more times since!
Now here’s the part where you need to hustle! The Hide and Seek Vegetables ebook will be completely FREE to download from May 1st through May 5th, so grab your copy! Or if you are reading this after May 5th 2016, then it’s just $2.99.
You can find more details and download the book -> herePrint
Cauli-Berry Oats from Hide and Seek Vegetables
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup cauliflower (chopped very finely)
- 1/2 cup strawberries (diced)
- 1 1/3 cup plant milk
- 1/2 tsp stevia or to taste (*see note)
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Cover and cook over medhigh heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring a few times, until the cauliflower bits are tender.
- Optionally, blend after cooking.
I used about 1 tbsp of maple syrup instead of the stevia just out of personal preference. She notes in the book that you can use coconut sugar, maple syrup, or date paste in these recipes instead of the stevia.
Heather McClees says
I am definitely obsessed with cauliflower, and I throw it in most all my smoothies to make them extra thick. With enough berries and a little stevia, you can’t even taste it. Plus, using it helps me stay fuller longer too! I have always wanted to try cauliflower oats and this looks like a great recipe! Pretty new blog design too, Natalie! 😉
That sounds fantastic! There was a smoothie recipe in the book with cauliflower in it that I almost chose instead of this one, so that is still on my list to try. I wonder if you could even blend cauliflower with milk/water and cook your oats in that for extra thick creamy oats…I may have to try that! Oh and thank you Heather, I am liking the new design much better too 🙂
Heather McClees says
Yes! You can definitely cook oats that way. I’ve seen all kinds of YouTube videos on it! 🙂 Most recipes feature eggs, but you could totally use milled flax instead. It’s on my ever-growing list of recipes to try. Try the smoothie, though, you’ll love it!
You’re welcome, and I’m so glad! 🙂
The Vegan 8 says
Wow, this is different! Cook for 57 minutes, is that right?? It’s a totally pretty dish with all the strawberries on top, you did such a great job with it! I’m unfortunately not a fan of cauliflower, I wish I was! 🙁 it would have to be totally undetectable, like in a soup pureed I can totally eat it. One of the best soups I ever had in my life had cauliflower in it and I never even knew until afterwards, lol! Great video Natalie!
Hahaha it was supposed to be 5-7 lol! Hmmm 57 minutes later you would probably have a dead oatmeal-encrusted pot and no breakfast 😀 I think our tastebuds are purposely playing opposite games, because cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies. Hmmm pureed cauliflower in oats, that’s an interesting thought!? Thanks for watching Brandi!
Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan says
Aww Nat, thank you so much for reviewing my ebook! I’m so impressed with how delicious you made my cauli-berry oats look <3 and how cute is that little pot! :O
Thank you so much for letting me do it, it’s fun to show off someone else’s recipe! And I was so blown away by how yummy this was 🙂
rachel @ athletic avocado says
adding cauliflower to oatmeal is pretty genius!!! Love these beautiful pictures and need to get that book 🙂
I know right!? I’ve been eating oatmeal way more since I found this trick, it’s so good in there <3 Download it while it's free, there are lots of neat ideas in there!
Keith @ How's it Lookin? says
Looks so good. With cauliflower sounds tasty, thanks for sharing
I was amazed by just how tasty it was, definitely something different to try! Thanks Keith 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
i cannot believe that there is cauliflower in these oats! crazy. and delicious!
Exactly! Crazy in a good way 🙂 Cauliflower is trendy right now, it’s popping up everywhere!
Bianca - ElephantasticVegan says
Such pretty photos! These cauli-berry oats look fabulous 🙂 I love Kyra’s new ebook – already tried two recipes and they were both fantastic 😀
I love it too, all of the recipes are calling to me! What have you tried?
Bianca - ElephantasticVegan says
I tried the Hidden Veg Burgers and the Nacho Cheese Sauce 🙂 I’ll be sharing photos of them soon. I find veggie burger patties often hard to make, sometimes they are too mushy, sometimes don’t hold together at all. But the ones from the ebook were spot on 🙂
Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian says
Oats and cauliflower are two foods I never thought of putting together. So interesting!
It’s definitely unconventional, I think that’s why I was so curious to try it, but it’s really tasty together!
Linda @ Veganosity says
I could totally see how cauliflower would add to this delicious bowl of oatmeal. I love the fruit and everything about it. Beautiful pictures too!
It has that perfect oat-imposter texture already going for it, and actually the subtle flavor works really well too surprisingly!
Harriet Emily says
These oats look so delicious Natalie! Such beautiful, mouth-watering photos! Yum! I loooove the addition of cauliflower. Such a great idea! The cookbook sounds amazing!
Thank you Harriet! The whole book is just fun and filled with unique ideas like this, this is just a tiny taste of the creativity Kyra has in there 🙂
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite says
Natalie, I LOVE your video! You are so cute with that hilarious brake sound and cauliflower. LOL!! This looks so good and the photography is awesome!
Haha thanks Sophia! When someone else already wrote the recipe I can have more fun with filming and editing 😀
I love this recipe! I love hidden veggies. Being sneaky with food is the best as long as it’s vegan goodness. Cauliflower is one of my favorite things ever.
I agree, it’s fun to see what you can hide from yourself lol! Cauliflower is one of my faves too–hidden or obvious 🙂
Becky Striepe says
Oh wow – this looks like such a fun way to sneak more cauliflower into my life!
Cauliflower is so easy to disguise, it makes it one of my favorite veggies 🙂
Mind. Blown! Cauliflower in oats?! I’m seeing cauliflower everywhere these days…love how simple, yet creative this recipe is! Plus, a pink-ish meal will totally appeal to my picky eater. And I am also loving the title of this book! I need to download a copy. As always, beautiful pics and video! xo
I think this book would be great for your picky eater! That’s probably the target audience tbh, but I love hiding veggies from myself too. This recipe is delicious, and you could probably even up the pink factor with some beet juice or something too, although its hard to compete with that pitaya smoothie…good thing pink is an easy color to do healthily 😀