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Friday, March 6, 2009

Cauliflower



Have you tried Cauliflower lately? No - Well you should! Cauliflower is a great veggie that is packed full of nutrients such as vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate and sulforaphane an anti-cancer compound . Cauliflower is also low in calories (25 per cup) and fat free and contains protein!


Conveniently Cauliflower is available year round and the recipes are endless. In selecting a cauliflower choose one with compact, creamy white florets/curds and bright green, firmly attached leaves. The cauliflower should feel heavy for its size and be free of brown spots and loose sections that are spread out. Click HERE for a video on selecting a cauliflower.


Once you have perched your perfect head of cauliflower try some of these recipes:

Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"
1 head of cauliflower
1/8 cup skim milk
pinch of salt
pepper & paprika to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook Cauliflower until soft and transfer into a food processor or blender. Whip cauliflower with milk, salt, and pepper until smooth. Pour cauliflower mixture in baking dish sprinkle with paprika and bake until bubbly.

Hurry Curry Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Simple Cauliflower Soup

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