I can’t help but think all those years ago I would diss cauliflower. Walk past it and just think too hard too much and bland!
Time has passed. Now, this is how I feel about that huge white veggie called cauliflower. It’s a bloody incredibly versatile vegetable that is beginning to become a staple in my kitchens.
From being mashed, to breaded and even pureed, cauliflower can easily be roasted, sautéed, steamed, and boiled. Roasted cauliflower is one of my favourites. Simply cut a head of cauliflower into florets, coat them with a mixture of salt, pepper and your favourite spices, and roast in the oven at a high temperature. You will soon have an amazing addition to salads or side dishes.
Another great way to enjoy cauliflower is to use it as a “rice” replacement. Take the head of cauliflower and place it in a food processor until it is broken down into small pieces. You can then heat the cauliflower “rice” in a skillet with some oil, salt, pepper and your favourite spices for a healthy and delicious meal.
This recipe is my attempt at veganising the national dish of Laos – larb. Mind you, I thought it came from the Thai’s, and it is on many menus and street carts around the island.
It’s delicious, aromatic, herbaceous, and rather filling, so I figured it would make a perfect summer meal, healthy yet satiating.
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Baking a head of cauliflower is actually super easy. Just add a few isms for flavour and away you go… And any leftovers are great in salad bowls the next day. Have a look at the video. I filmed this just for you. And let me know if it rocks your world too. This is most definitely a great way to use this veggie. The cauliflower will thank you for not steaming it for a change.
This vegan recipe is the “I don’t want to cook but I don’t want to buy takeaway” kind of situation. Cauliflower is the star of this recipe. Enhanced by simple ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry.
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Not only is cauliflower incredibly versatile in terms of how you can cook it, but you can also use it as a swap for many of your favourite dishes.
Food bloggers have been creating recipes for all different types of meals with cauliflower. From buffalo cauliflower to cauliflower pizza crust and even mac and cheese-like dishes and delicious desserts like milkshakes – yep!
Cauliflower is a wonderful addition to any kitchen and the options for how to use and enjoy it are limitless. Whether you are looking for an alternative to traditional starches, a substitute for meat and dairy, or looking to spice up your salads and sides, it’s easy to work this veggie into many dishes. The versatility of these 3 recipes I am sharing with you today is just fabulous.
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Chef Cynthia Louise xx