Friday, January 30, 2009

Fun with Cauliflower

No really. This week we have been trying some new recipes with cauliflower. And both were pretty good! The best was - roasted cauliflower. A bunch of friends had tried this and proclaimed it great, so we gave it a shot. It is really easy - first you cut up the cauliflower into little florets. Put them all spread out on a cookie sheet. Then cover liberally with olive oil, salt and pepper (we use Crazy Salt). Roast at 425 for about 25 minutes. If you can turn them once, that's good. YUMMY!! These were so good. Little roasted salty goodness. I personally think the cauliflower is just a delivery method for the oil and salt - but whatever. Yummy.

Also, with my low-carb thing, I have a hard time with my dinner plate. I am a traditional - meat, veggie, starch girl. That is what a dinner plate looks like to me. Well, I am not eating starches at dinner. So my options are to serve it, and just leave a gap on my plate - or come up with alternatives. One I found this week was cauliflower "rice". Basically you use a cheese grater and grate some cauliflower down to little grains (like rice). Put them in a bowl with a cover and microwave for 4-5 minutes. Remove, add some butter and maybe soy sauce - and its kinda like rice. Definitely still has a cauliflower flavor - but not bad.

So there you go - fun with cauliflower. Enjoy!


Laura said...

Yummy! I make roasted cauliflower all the time now - and I make mashed caulitflower with potatoes - great subsitution for mashed potatoes.


Mordermi said...

I liked the pseudo-popcorn better than the psuedo-rice.

Courtney said...

Haven't tried these two, but I have done the mashed cauliflower as a substitution for mashed potatoes, and I really like that.

Justice Jonesie said...

Roasted cauliflower sounds good. I need to kick my carb addiction. I really do.