Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Roasted Cauliflower

I'm a little addicted to cauliflower right now. In the last week I've had it three times. Also, cauliflower is part of the family of veggies that actually protect you against cancers. Dude. Awesome.

So here's what I do.

Buy a head of cauliflower (they have orange too - so pretty). Preheat your oven to 350. 

Cut off the leftover leafy/stem thing and then break the sucker apart. If there are pieces that are ginormous. Cut them. Shape them into what you want to eat. Wash the beautiful cauliflower. Drain.

Toss the lot of them into a bowl and douse it with enough olive oil to coat the cauliflower. Freshly grind sea salt and black pepper - liberally. Don't be afraid. The more salt/pepper the more you can't have just one. If you're like me and love spicy food, add red pepper flakes.

Scatter these puppies on cookie sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes. Check it to make sure it's done to your desire.

Then... eat... and watch how quickly you can inhale a single cabbage head. It's like being a vegetarian zombie... "mmm... imitation brains!"


Emily said...

Kalli mentioned roasted cauliflower once on Twitter and I'm still dying to try it. I'm adding it to the shopping list!

Vivian said...

YUMMM, this looks soo GOOD! TO answer your question we have started our kids at 5. For us it seemed like the perfect time when they've developed enough eye hand coordination..but again we are kind of intense when it comes to Tennis :)

dawn sheridan said...

Another way to cook it is to cut out the stalk and steam it until soft. Then mash it in a bowl with cream cheese and some garlic. You can serve it like you would mashed potatoes. Yummy.