Cauliflower and Date Tagine
from Pure Vegetarian, Paul Gayler, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2008.
Always on the lookout for vegetarian tagines I found this one in Pure Vegetarian.
The book is not by a vegetarian and I find these are often the best cookery books as the meat eater usually knows the difficulties experienced by vegetarians in restaurants and also knows how to make a meal that would satisfy them.
The cauliflower and date tagine consists predominantly of just those two ingredients but with the addition of lots of herbs and spices, plus tomatoes. This is a rich blend that makes for a very satisfying tasty meal.
The Tunisian pilaff that accompanies it is a nice variation from the usual couscous—and one that I think I prefer. The addition of currants and freshly roasted almonds adds a great touch.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔