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Powerhouse cauliflower!


Here’s a vegetable you shouldn’t take for granted. What a powerhouse of nutrition! One cup gives you 90% of your daily Vitamin C requirement. Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin K and glucosinolates offer anti-inflamatory properties, help build strong bones and help your blood to clot – not to mention all the antioxidants which are important for warding off cancer. Besides, it tastes great! At first glance, we think of cauliflower eaten raw with dips and in salads – but it doesn’t have to be so boring. You can steam it, roast it, brush it with olive oil and grill it and you can even pickle it. My absolute favorite way to serve it, though, is to steam and then purée it. Add just a little butter when you purée it and honestly, your guests will think they are eating potatoes! So many times, I’ve had people ask me what was in the delicious potatoes, only to discover that they were eating cauliflower. It’s a great low carb and lower calorie alternative. Here’s the recipe from the Flavor Secrets Cookbook. Give it a try!

1 head Cauliflower
3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 Tablespoons whole butter
2 Tablespoons half and half
Salt and white pepper

Cook the cauliflower in the broth. Drain it and then purée it with the butter, half and half, salt and pepper. Taste it! Adjust the spices if necessary. Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Powerhouse cauliflower!" (4)

  1. Danielle Workman said:

    Love cauliflower! I had some raw with hummous today for lunch. I’ve sauteed it with garlic, carrots, broccoli, onions & zucchini. I’ve brushed with olive oil and skewered with shish kabob. I’ve steamed and pureed it like the recipe you’ve shared – but don’t forget the garlic! I’ve roasted it and served with melted cheese sauce. Good stuff!

  2. I love celeriac this way.

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