When I told my fiancé Rob that cauliflower was the next vegetable in the ‘%@*&# Series’ he groaned. He had been served boiled, soggy cauliflower covered in velveeta cheese most of his life. He had cauliflower PTSD and that was just the challenge I was looking for!
Cauliflower is an incredibly versatile vegetable that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. It has a healthy dose of vitamin K, B vitamins, folate, and 61% of your daily vitamin C in one serving! This beauty loves to be roasted, sautéed, steamed and grilled – never to be boiled to death and placed under the restraints of plastic ‘cheese.’
1. Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Bisque
I’ll be honest, I had some doubts creating this recipe because of it’s simplicity. But it’s the simplicity that makes it so extraordinary. There is no dairy or added fats to build flavor or texture, only the rich depth of roasted vegetables and it’s truly a star. This shows the versatility of cauliflower and I know you’ll love it. Get the recipe here!
2. Fried ‘Rice’
If you only try one recipe listed here, let it be this one. It is so good and keeps well in the fridge for a quick nutritionally-dense lunch during the week. I promise you’ll love this! Get the recipe here.
3. Cauliflower Mashed ‘Taters’
I adore potatoes but once in awhile I like to add some variety with other vegetables and this is a great way to do that. These will not fool anyone into thinking it’s real mashed potatoes, but they are super yummy, easier to prepare than traditional mashed potatoes, and pairs well with any protein. As a bonus you can freeze them for a quick side anytime! Get the recipe here.
4. Cauliflower Steak
Isn’t this a beautiful little slice of goodness? This is a fun way to get cauliflower on your plate and if you add Bacon Sauce (drool….) over the top it’s even better. This would be a great shared appetizer or a perfect meal for one. And if you don’t eat meat, simply skip the Bacon Sauce. Get the full recipe here.
Cauliflower has lived in the shadows and under copious amounts of ‘cheese’ for far too long. These recipes were designed with nutritional therapy practices to be nutritionally-dense and delicious, as real food should be. I’m dying to hear how these recipes work for you, so please drop me a note in the comments!
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