Comfort is often found in the kitchen. With the turn of a dial, warmth and aroma permeate the cold dark parts of our home and psyche. Wet drizzly days can be made a little brighter by simply turning the oven on and roasting something. Try it and see. During the busy workweek we don't always have the luxury or time to put a huge roast in the oven and let it cook for hours on end. But there are other things we can roast that can be made in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost, which have the same comforting effect.
Cauliflower, one of fall's most humble ingredients is completely transformed when simply roasted with olive oil, garlic, coriander seeds, caraway seeds and lemon zest. And the best thing is the transformation happens in less than 30 minutes, with the oven doing most of the work. Because cauliflower has a natural richness and heartiness when roasted, this recipe is does not call for any cheese. Its full flavor will convert even the most apprehensive of cauliflower eaters.