Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cauliflower Recipe Request

We are working our way through the cruciferous vegetables. Last night I had two heads of cauliflower which I wanted to experiment with in two different ways, hoping to find a great new recipe for my family to enjoy. I like an Indian style cauliflower curry with cashews, but in spite of what you might think about my daughter, she doesn't. I made roasted cauliflower with Indian spices, and she liked it, but I wasn't impressed. And I made a raw cauliflower salad with the cauliflower processed in the food processor until it resembles white rice, and then I added some lemon and other spices and herbs and green peas. It was supposed to resemble a raw fried rice. All of us thought the idea had some potential, but we didn't like the results. There was something wrong with the flavor combinations.So, I'm appealing to you, my dear readers, for recipe containing mainly cauliflower that might appeal to me whole family. Please remember that it needs to be vegan, gluten-free, msg-free, and low fat. Email the recipe to me (click on "About Me" in the left column to find the email address) and I'll get the family to vote on which one we should try first. If it is a success, I'll share it with everyone on this blog. If it is already on your blog, point me to the link, and if we like it, I'll send everyone to your blog. If we try more then one recipe, and like them, we will give each one the proper credit.

Thank you for your assistance in this venture to learn to love all kinds of cruciferous vegetables.


  1. I wish I had something for you but, alas, I don't. Once again you've mentioned a veggie that isn't my favorite and honestly~I'm a veggie lover:) I look forward to reading about a recipe you find that works. I have a friend from Romania and she makes them like mashed potatoes. I'll see if I can get her recipe.

  2. I love cauliflower steamed in water and chicken-style seasoning. For added flair, serve it with melty cheese --- it's really delish! We also love it roasted -- simple with Italian herbs. Usually I roast broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, and other veggies with it (according to season) for a wonderful medley. It also makes great soup! Use a cashew broccoli soup recipe, and sub the cauliflower for the broccoli. The roasted cashews bring out much depth of flavor --- yummy!


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