For the roasted cauliflower:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut the cauliflower into florets and toss in olive oil
and salt. Bake in a roasting pan until lightly brown on top and al-dente, about 20 to 25 minutes. Dice
into smaller pieces.
For the cashew cheese:
In a blender with a plunger attachment add the cashews, lemon juice
and enough filtered water to just cover the nuts
. Puree until completely smooth. Place into a glass container, cover with plastic wrap
and leave at room temperature for 1 to 3 days to ferment. Cook's Note: The longer it sits, the tangier it gets.....up to a point.
Once the cheese
is where you want it, grind the chiles in a spice grinder
and mix thoroughly, then salt, to taste.
For the basil mung bean crepes:
In a blender add the basil, drained mung beans
, flour, turmeric, 2 teaspoons sea salt, coconut milk
, and water. Puree until smooth and press through a chinois
(the batter should be slightly thinner than pancake batter
, adjust accordinglymore flour or water.
For the porcini mushroom-lemon thyme demi glaze:
In a saucepan heat 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, then add onions
and saute until lightly caramelized, add the garlic, thyme, dried porcinis, and the water. Bring to a simmer
and reduce by half. Place into a blender
, puree, and send through the chinois.
Saute the fresh porcinis in 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 3 minutes, add the broth
, reduce to desired consistency and season with salt, to taste.
For the sauteed lacinato kale:
, heat a 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
and saute the greens for about 2 minutes, moving continuously. Add 1/2 cup water and cover until tender, about 6 minutes.
For the crepe assembly:
In a 4-inch nonstick lightly oiled pan, add enough batter to lightly cover the bottom. Flip the crepe when you see the edges slightly browning and the center is cooked. Continue on the other side until finished, maybe another 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cheese, roasted cauliflower, and roll the crepe into a cylinder.
Place the sauteed greens in the center of the plate and place the crepe on a bed of greens
. Ladle the sauce over the crepe and finish with the heirloom tomatoes.