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3 Easy Cauliflower Recipes

July 8, 2013

If you asked me a few months ago what my favourite vegetable was, it would have been a hard toss up between broccoli and asparagus but now I think the green tree-like vegetable has been taken over by its paler cousin cauliflower. Even though cauliflower has been trending for some time now, I used to find it quite bitter and avoid it at all cost. I am not sure if my taste buds have matured or if the local farmers are doing a better job at growing this vegetable but the point is I am converted into a cauliflower addict. The first seed that was planted for this change of heart came at the dinner table at Maggie Jones’s restaurant in London when I tasted their cauliflower cheese that seemed like my answer to a healthier mac & cheese without sacrificing all the creamy decadence. Then the seed grew and flourished when I was on the cabbage soup diet and on day two I made roasted cauliflower for a snack and I couldn’t stop eating it, hot or cold it was delicious and guilt-free.  The last recipe I saw pictures on Pinterest of cauliflower rice and since I stopped eating rice when I was 14 and preparing for a modeling competition it seemed perfect for me. So you get the point, I love cauliflower and with these three recipes you will too, especially since it is so easy to make.

Cauliflower 3 ways

Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese

Ingredients

Ingredients

 

Cut the cauliflower at the base of the stalks.

Cut the cauliflower at the base (see the score from the knife)

Cut the cauliflower at the base (see the score from the knife)

Once your cauliflower is cooking make the cheese sauce. 

It's all about the sauce

It’s all about the sauce

You can either put the cauliflower in the sauce or the sauce over the cauliflower, either way make sure each floret of cauliflower is smothered before topping with more cheese.

Unbaked Cauliflower Cheese

Unbaked Cauliflower Cheese

Yummy Cauliflower Cheese

Yummy Cauliflower Cheese

 

Cauliflower Cheese
Serves 4
Reminds me of mac and cheese but made me first fall in love with cauliflower
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Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head of cauliflower (approx .5 kg)
  2. 3 tablespoons butter
  3. 3 tablespoons flour
  4. 1.5 cups milk
  5. 1 tablespoon mustard
  6. 1 cup cheddar cheese
  7. dash of nutmeg (optional)
  8. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Cut the cauliflower at the base of the stalks
  3. Cook cauliflower in boiling water for 3-5 mins, until a fork slides into it easily but the cauliflower doesn’t fall off.
  4. Melt butter in pan and stir in the flour and cook for a minute. Gradually add milk over a simmer then stir in mustard and half of the cheese until the sauce is thick.
  5. Put the cauliflower in a dish and then pour the sauce on top and mix well.
  6. Top with remaining cheese and bake for 25 mins and then broil on high for 10mins until the top is brown and bubbling.
  7. Rest for 5-10mins and serve.
Notes
  1. To reheat please use an oven at 350°F
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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Chop cauliflower and mix with other ingredients.

Chopped Cauliflower

Chopped Cauliflower

Cauliflower mixture for raosting

Cauliflower mixture for raosting 

Roast for 15-20 mins until brown

Cauliflower on roasting tray

Cauliflower on roasting tray

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

 

Roasted Cauliflower
Serves 2
A healthy way to consume this delicious veg.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
23 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
23 min
Ingredients
  1. .5 kg cauliflower
  2. 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 475°F
  2. Chop cauliflower and mix with other ingredients.
  3. Roast for 15-20 mins until brown
Notes
  1. This recipe will have your kitchen smelling absolutely divine!
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Cauliflower rice

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice ready to refrigerate

Cauliflower rice ready to refrigerate

Live, Love, Eat!

April x

Cauliflower Rice
Serves 4
Discovered in pursuit of healthiness, put away the rice grains and bring on the cauliflower rice.
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head of cauliflower
Instructions
  1. Chop the cauliflower roughly.
  2. Put cauliflower in food processor and blitz on low for about a minute until it is grainy.
  3. Store in sealed bags or containers in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to use.
Notes
  1. I sauté 1/2 an onion, diced, with 3 garlic cloves, diced in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for each head of cauliflower for 3-5 mins and finish with fresh chopped parsley.
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