Tahini & Miso Cauliflower Steaks & A Cookbook Giveaway

So I have a very special recipe today – Tahini & Miso Cauliflower Steaks from my lovely friend, blogger, food writer & stylist Natalie’s new cookbook – The Goodness of Nuts & Seeds – which she has kindly given me two copies of to run a little competition.

I love new cookbooks and trying out the recipes, especially if they have been lovingly created like this one.

I decided to make Natalie Tahini & Miso Cauliflower Steaks and loved it, really simple to make and I absolutely adore roast cauliflower so I’m always looking for new recipes! The dressing is delicious; miso, rice wine vinegar and tahini. And I love that Natalie has also roasted the other leaves of the cauliflower – a recent discovery and I’m hooked!

You can see my version of Natalie’s lovely recipe below.




About the book;

The book contains so many delicious selection of recipes all centred about nuts and seeds.
Natalie would love to change the way we look at the humble nut and seed smart, easy and flavour-packed recipes for everyday cooking for good…how to introduce these nutrient-rich heroes with minimum fuss. Natalie believes we need to reassess the way we consume nuts and seeds at home and encourages us to celebrate their versatility, using them as the basis for as many of our everyday meals as possible.

Nuts & seeds are nutritional powerhouses and help maintain a healthy heart, support your immune system, give you glowing skin and keep your brain in good condition. And most importantly the taste amazing!

Not only do the recipes sound delicious the book is beautifully styled & photographed by Natalie.

Recipes I really like; Raw Peach Melba cheesecake, Chia, Raspbery & Coconut slice, Cashew, Olive & Seed Tapanade and of course the Tahini & Miso Cauliflower Steaks

Things to note;

– The book IS NOT plant based but the focus is on nuts & seeds which are of course nutritional power houses and perfect when you’re a vegan or vegetarian.

– Comp only open to UK residents I’m afraid as I’ll be posting them out!

To enter; 

– Comment below saying why you’d like to win a copy of The Goodness of Nuts & Seeds 

– 2 people will be chosen at random. 

Closes – 25th March 2017. 


Photography by The Gaztronome



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  4 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  25 minutes cook time


  • 1 large cauliflower head, sliced into steaks (inner leaves separated and outer leaves discarded)
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed or olive oil, plus extra
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black or white sesame seeds
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Place the cauliflower and leaves, spaced apart, on a
    roasting tray (you may need two).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, miso paste, tahini paste, rice vinegar and some seasoning, then use a pastry brush to generously coat the cauliflower until evenly covered. Drizzle generously with some extra oil.
  3.  Roast for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender, golden and the leaves are crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Before serving, sprinkle over

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  1. […] cauli with a little tahini (another of our staples below) with this fab cauliflower steaks recipe. A great miso is this brown rice version from […]

  2. Deborah on August 22, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Another yummy vegan dinner last night with this recipe. Feeling very healthy!

    • Niki on March 17, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Deborah, so glad you liked it – Niki xo

  3. Jessica on April 8, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Yum, yum, yum. I have been wanting to try cauliflower steaks for a while now. Added to the (long!) list 😉 xxx

    • Niki on October 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Fantastic – So delicious!
      Thanks lovely xx

  4. cornelia on March 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    hello niki,

    i just found your page searching for a vegan recipe and i m so happy to have come across your food blog… absolutely love your work and passion! thank you so much for all the inspiration!!! x

    … and yes, to been given one of those cooking books would be amazing 🙂 i never heard of natalie before but i m so glad to do now. i will be trying out the cauliflower tahini marriage tomorrow 🙂 i m austrian but in uk. thank you!

    • Niki on March 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Hey Cornelia
      I’m so happy you found my blog! And thank you!
      Well both Natalie and this recipe are amazing. I’m sure you’ll love them.

      Love & hugs
      Niki xx

  5. Sara on March 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Niki! Sounds and looks delicious, loving the ingredients list. Roasted cauli is a huge favourite here at home but I’ve never taken it as far as brushing them with a thick sauce like you are here (more a ‘drizzle stuff on top and how for the best style) – must try 🙂
    Have signed up for your newsletter too, look forward to keep more in touch here in blogger space! xx

    • Niki on March 18, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Hey Hon!
      Glad you like it my dear!!! Roast cauliflower is ALWAYS good!

      Thanks so signing up! Need to actually do a newsletter ????
      Love & hugs xx

  6. Sus // roughmeasures.com on March 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    What a fantastic recipe and flavours Niki! Nathalie is fantastic and I’d love to go nuts over her new book to get some new inspiration!

    • Niki on March 18, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks lovely!!
      She really is isn’t she. And this recipe was so so good!
      Love Niki xx

  7. Tash on March 12, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Hey, student veggie turning vegan here (faster and easier than I’d imagined!!) but definitely need to expand my recipe bank before I leave uni, and this book looks ideal for this! Definitely nut obsessed, tahini rocks on anything haha 😀 this blog was a great discovery too! Thanks, Tash xx

    • Niki on March 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Totally with you there! Thanks so much Tash!
      Love Niki xx

  8. Malin | Good Eatings on March 11, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Lovely photos Niki and that cauliflower steak looks delish! 🙂

    • Niki on March 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you so much Malin!

  9. Maja on March 10, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I love this recipe Niki! Already a tahini and cauly lover here;) And the book sounds amazing! I love Nathalie’s work already and now I think I need this book! I think seeds and nuts make everithing taste better and I probably use them in 90% of my meals:))

    Love to both of you girls!
    Maja xx

    • Niki on March 10, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Hey honey!
      You would love this recipe and Natalie’s amazing book. I’m so proud of her.

      Yep me too, all about the nuts & seeds!
      Love & hugs
      Niki xxx

  10. Anna on March 9, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Well, if there is something that gives a divine taste to most of the meals I cook, for sure those are nuts and seeds..two addictions of mine and my family that can not be replaced..because once you discover something good, you keep it for life..and they keep us alive..a book ‘dedicated’ to nuts and seeds it’s THE book that I would be honored to ‘devour’..!

    • Niki on March 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Hi Anna
      I totally agree, pretty nut and seed obsessed myself!

      Love, Niki xx

  11. Adam on March 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Regularily doing Mediterranean style diet, love looking at new ways of using great produce! BOOM! Here’s another! Thanks, be doing this one!!! Happy days

    • Niki on March 10, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Hey Adam
      I’m so glad you like it!

      Best wishes

  12. Natalia on March 9, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Nathalie was one of the firste persons I started to follow on IG! Love her recipes and the use of nuts and seeds, and would be so happy to win her book! Thanks , Niki, for sharing one of the recipes with us, this sounds so delicious!

    • Niki on March 9, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Hi Natalia
      Me too, so inspiring isn’t she!
      I can definitely confirm it was delicious.

      Love & hugs
      Niki xx

  13. Marina on March 8, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I have had my eye on this book since the build up on Instagram. Living in Kenya I have an abundance of fresh produce available, this includes nuts and seeds. I would love to learn new ways of using them in my cooking. As specialists cook books are near impossible to buy here it would be a little bit marvelous to win a copy! Yes I am in Kenya, but I am sure a member of the family in blighty would look after my copy until my next visit ????
    Marina ✌????

    • Niki on March 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Hi Marina
      It is wonderful! Oh wow, I can imagine just how good the produce is!
      Loce, Niki xx

  14. Vicky | The Flourishing Pantry on March 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I would love to win this book! I really enjoy nuts and seeds but often don’t do anything more exciting with them than a little sprinkle on top of a meal! So would love to be inspired with new ways to incorporate them into recipes. This dish looks delicious – I still haven’t got round to doing a cauliflower steak but must add this to the list. Vx

    • Niki on March 8, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Hey Vicky!
      Oh you need to try, you’ll get hooked!
      Yay, I’m sure do’d love Natalie’s book as well, very inspiring!
      Love, Niki xxx

    • Niki on March 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Hi Vicky!! Congrats – you’re a winner! Please message me with your address lovely!

  15. Ashley Madden on March 8, 2017 at 8:12 am

    OMG this cooking of the cauliflower leaves is blowing my mind! I’m def going to buy this cookbook! Niki, your photos, delish!

    • Niki on March 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Hi Ashley
      You need to try the cauli leaves, amazing!
      And thank you!
      Love, Niki xx

  16. Elle on March 8, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Hi Niki,
    Lovely to meet you! Natalie is a dear IG friend who inspires me with each and every post! Her sweet and kind soul is infectious and I adore her and so proud of this book! I do plan to purchase her cookbook for me, so if I win this, I’ll be gifting it to another beloved IG friend who’s nuts about nuts ????
    I thank you for your consdiration and so thrilled for Natalie! Her book should be NY Times bestseller!????

    • Niki on March 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Hey Elle
      Lovely to meet you too!
      And I totally agree, Natalie is such an inspiration!
      Lots of love, Niki xx

    • Niki on March 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Hi Elle
      Lovely to meet you too!
      I completely agree and I’m super proud of her too.
      Love & hugs, Niki xx

  17. Claryn on March 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Hi Niki
    I’d love to win Natalie’s wonderful cookbook because I’d love to cook and experiment more with nuts and seeds. I do eat good amount of nuts and seeds but only tend to be in my breakfast so cooking with them would bring up my home cooking to another level.
    Thank you.
    Claryn x

    • Niki on March 7, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Claryn
      Its so good, lots of inspiration for all meals!
      Lots of love, Niki xxx

    • Niki on March 28, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Claryn!! Congrats – you’re a winner! Please message me with your address lovely!

  18. Joanne Wood on March 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Nuts & Seeds! I can’t go a day without them in my diet so finding new ways to include them within meals is always welcomed. This group of foods is so versatile and incredibly nourishing I’m not surprised Natalie found ways to fill a book with them! I’m intrigued to know what’s inside! Definitely one for my cookbook shelf…. Thanks for sharing Niki and beautiful recreation.

    • Niki on March 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Hey Joanne
      I’m totally with you! Eat so many and there are tons more ideas here. Natalie is so clever!
      Love, Niki xxxx

  19. Nina Olsson - Nourish Atelier on March 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    This recipe sounds and looks like something my family would love. Big time tahini and cauli fans here! I’m already big fan of Natalie’s work, I’m following her on Instagram and we have the same brilliant publisher, Kyle Books. I’m adding book to my wish list!

    • Niki on March 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Hey Nina!
      I think most people would love this delicious recipe!
      Natalie is so talented isn’t she, just like you!
      Love, Niki xxx

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