Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower And Spinach Dip, And Letting My Cravings Do The Cooking

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

I had a couple of different recipe ideas to choose from this week, and ended up going back and forth several times as I tried to decide which one would win the coveted position for this particular recipe post. Well, as you can see, my snacking side got the better of me, as I’ve been desperately craving another hot and cheesy dip lately, one that I can slather all over some nice, rustic and spicy tortilla chips of some kind.

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

This morning when I made my decision that this hot & cheesy dip would be the winner for this particular post, I had the thought that gooey dips are kinda like delicious cookies in a way; if you’ve got a good base, you can pretty much make them with whatever ingredients sound appealing and that work well together, and add in a few other bells and whistles to round everything out and to give a bit of depth. And just like with cookies, who wouldn’t want a new, yummy, hot dip in their repertoire?

But I digress…

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

You see, my “newer” approach this year when it comes to recipe posts is to share a recipe that I’m really craving in the moment. I suppose I would say that I’m trying to go with my gut instinct, and hope that it’s a recipe that sounds tasty and inspiring to you, as well. It just makes things a little more personal, and a bit more “alive”, and I’m all about that these days.

And having decided to go with whatever I may be craving when it comes to creating a recipe (as opposed to creating something that I think “someone out there” will hopefully like), there’s this sort of fresh enthusiasm when I get into the kitchen to cook and create; I’m finding that it’s a more freeing way for me, personally, to approach developing recipes in order to then share them with you.

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

Cravings are wonderful guides; they’re whimsical, colorful and often produce fun twists with delicious results. And how can anyone go wrong with that? When we have a real craving for the food we prepare, then there’s a joy and excitement attached to the act of cooking, and it infuses the food with a certain “je ne sais quoi”—a special and unique flavor—that everyone can taste. And boy does it taste good.

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

So now you know: this Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip loaded with white cheddar and gruyere cheeses, roasted garlic, a hint of spice and a splash of white wine is what your humble recipe developer was craving this week. To me, it seemed like the perfect time to tinker a little and let my imagination take over while also allowing myself the chance to enjoy a savory dip “fix”.

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach Dip

Perhaps you yourself are having an inexplicable craving for a dip such as this, a craving for something of the hot, cheesy and gooey variety. And perhaps I tapped into that, and you now have a remedy for it in this very recipe. So here’s to letting those sometimes-crazy cravings do the cooking, in the hopes that some genuine and richly loaded recipes will come out of ’em.

Mmm, mmm.

Taste what’s good and pass it on.

Ingrid




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