Cauliflower is the Jennifer Lawrence of the food world. It’s all the rage for 2015. I can confidently say this for two reasons. Firstly, recipes featuring the vegging are running rampant around the web. Secondly, demand is high. In my last few visits to my local grocer, there have only been three or four small, sad looking heads in the bin. Of course that didn’t stop me from grabbing them all like they were 984728943 inch TVs on Black Friday.
I’m jumping on board and have seriously become a cauliflower cooking fool. Liiiiiike I buy three of those suckers every grocery trip and get all giddy when I try a new recipe. It’s becoming my #1 life hack for one glorious reason and one glorious reason only. It’s successfully taken the place of [most] carbs in my diet. It’s hearty enough for substance and it works as a blank canvas in that it easily takes on a multitude of flavors. I’ve substituted it for pizza crusts, rice and even potatoes. Coming in at only 146 calories in an ENTIRE MEDIUM SIZED HEAD and a great source of Vitamin C, potassium and fiber, it’s great as a side or your entire meal for those days you need to make up for that piece of cake you ate for breakfast.
Here are some of my favorite recipes staring the one, the only, cauliflower.
Clockwise from top left: Black Bean & Kale Guacamole Cauliflower Bowl | Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry | Scallops with Roasted Cauliflower – Substitute another fish for the scallops or leave out the protein all together! | Roasted Curried Cauliflower | Mashed Cauliflower – Depending on how strict you are, add in some of my favorites: 1 tbsp of cream cheese, a 1/2 tsp minced garlic and a dollop of butter | Cauliflower Pizza Crust (oh yes)
Enjoy! What have you done with your cauliflower lately?