make a simple syrup by placing the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat, place in an airtight container and chill until cold.
Place the chilled cantaloupe cubes, cold simple syrup, and lemon juice in a blender. Puree until very smooth.
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers direction,
When thick and frozen, scoop into a container and freeze overnight.
In a large soup pot on medium high, combine the orange juice with the vegetable stock. Add the pumpkin cubes, apple, ginger, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Make sure there is enough liquid to just barely cover the pumpkin. Cover, reduce the heat and allow to simmer on low until the pumpkin is tender. This may take up to 30 minutes.
Let the pumpkin mixture cool, then carefully remove and discard the bay leaves. Using a blender or food processor, puree the mixture into a fine consistency and texture.
Return the pumpkin puree to the soup pot and keep it on medium low heat. Add the turmeric, ground cumin, red chili powder and sugar. Adjust any seasonings and bring to a boil. Let cook another 8-10 minutes before adding the yogurt and ginger.
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until creamy.
Combine 2-3/4 cups, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another medium bowl. Add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Toss together rhubarb, strawberries and remaining 1/4 cup flour in same medium bowl; gently stir into batter. Spread evenly into greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
Combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and cinnamon in small bowl, cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes.
Seed and finely chop 1 tomato; reserve. Coarsely chop remaining 5 tomatoes. Combine 1/2 tomatoes, 3/4 cup tomato juice and garlic in a blender; process until smooth. Repeat with remaining coarsely chopped tomatoes and 3/4 cup tomato juice.
Whisk lime juice, oil, vinegar, salt, sugar and oregano into tomato mixture. Stir in reserved finely chopped tomato, green onions, celery, cucumber and jalapenos. Refrigerate soup, covered, at least 4 - 24 hours to blend flavors.
When ready to serve, stir soup will; ladle into chilled bowls. Top with croutons, avocado chunks, bell pepper, cilantro and sour cream
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place everything but the cauliflower in a large bowl and stir to mix. Next, add the cauliflower and combine well with the seasonings using a rubber spatula. You can allow the mix to marinate for up to 2-24 hours (refrigerated in an airtight container.)
Spread the mixture onto a large ungreased cookie sheet, using a rubber spatula to scrape all the herbs and spices onto the cauliflower. Bake for about 15 minutes.
Turn the cauliflower over with a heat-proof spatula and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned and very tender. Remove and serve.
Fry bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside. Add sugar, vinegar and water to the hot bacon grease in the frying pan. Cook over low heat, scrapping bottom of pan to loosen browned bacon bits. While heating through, crumble bacon.
Shred lettuce into a bowl. When dressing is heated through, pour over lettuce, stirring to evenly coat and wilt lettuce. Garnish with crumbled bacon and serve immediately.