Say it with (Cauli)flowers!

Is cauliflower making a comeback or was I just unaware of great recipes for it? I’ve always liked it raw, with dip. And sometimes I pick it out of a new jar of sweet mixed pickles. When I was on a low carb diet, we used to have mashed cauliflower in place of the higher carb mashed potatoes. I realized then that cooked cauliflower didn’t just have to come with nutmeg or cheese sauce.

It seems that lately the universe has been pointing me in the direction of Roasted Cauliflower. First a friend sent me a recipe for a Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower. VERY nice! A few tweaks: I found that the head needed more baking time (or pre-steaming/microwaving) and less chili powder. But 2 of us ate the whole thing in one sitting!

Then I saw and made the recipe for Roasted Cauliflower, Tomato and Goat Cheese Gratin. It could be a side dish, but it worked REALLY well as a one-dish dinner! The egg and goat cheese add protein. But meat lovers could also mix in some chopped and sautéed hot Italian sausage or Chorizo. Mmmmm. Cauliflowers seem to be on sale right now, so I’m off to buy another one!