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FP4HLOSER Posts: 968
3/12/13 3:36 P

Ok----I have a question! Has anyone tried Broccoflower? Reason I ask is it's on sale this week at the grocery we shop at. I am going to get some and try it. The variety I am talking about is the one that looks like green Cauliflower and is actually a cross between the two. emoticon

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3/12/13 3:31 P

Cauliflower and potato curry sounds totally awesome. I'll have to take a look at that recipe.

ALLICIAC SparkPoints: (24,193)
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3/11/13 1:08 P

I do the same thing as -POOKIE-, I like to chop up cauliflower nice and small and use it to replace rice. I've been eating a lot of Indian dishes for lunch the last few weeks, so instead of having 1/2 cup rice, I fill up a tupperware with cauliflower instead and get filled up without too many calories.

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (3,917)
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3/11/13 11:25 A

Cauliflower and potato "curry". My husband usually makes this, not me, so I don't really have a recipe, but the preparation includes olive oil, two different kinds of fried dal (Indian lentils), black mustard seeds, ginger/garlic paste, asafoetida (a hard-to-describe aromatic resin used like a spice), turmeric, and I think probably other stuff too. And a chile pepper. And it's all mixed together in a pan and the cauliflower and potato soak up all the spices and oil and it gets a slight crunchy surface texture on the potatoes and it's oh so good.

I looked and this recipe (http://www.vahrehvah.com/recipedetails.ph
p?recipe_id=552&name=Cauliflower-Potat
o+curry) is very similar to what my husband makes. Not really practical unless you have access to an Indian or Asian grocery store, but worth trying if you do.

The north Indian variation on the theme (look up aloo gobi for recipes) is also very good, but rather different in flavor profile.

KFWOHLFORD SparkPoints: (2,949)
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3/11/13 10:58 A

My former roommate used to cook it with a dash of sesame oil, that gave it a great nutty flavor.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,079
3/11/13 9:11 A

Cauliflower rice as well (i don't cook it though) Also made a cauliflower, kale, and brazil nut salad with lemon and olive oil and balsamic dressing.

WATERDIAMONDS Posts: 14,777
3/11/13 8:52 A

I love cauliflower simply steamed and mashed. Delish!

MADZI88 Posts: 253
3/11/13 5:36 A

FOILREF, I'll need the recipe for that!!! Roasted with cumin? And how do you make the sauce. Sounds very intriguing!

JENG829 SparkPoints: (15,098)
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3/11/13 5:36 A

I've been making the cauliflower pizza crust for a few months now... It is delicious! Even my picky, vegetable-disliking boyfriend loves it. Just make sure to get rid of extra moisture & use a nonstick surface (or spray).

Cauliflower is so versatile / I make it mashed & into rice too. Yum!

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
3/11/13 4:44 A

I make cauliflower rice all the time instead of eating rice.

Saves SO many calories and carbs and has more nutrients.

CUSH1932 SparkPoints: (42,225)
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3/11/13 2:27 A

I don't cook it a lot except to steam occasionally. I learned a lot of interesting ways to prepare it here.

FOILREF Posts: 5
3/11/13 12:08 A

Roasted with cumin and olive oil with a tahini/garlic/lemon sauce.
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LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,924
3/10/13 10:15 P

yum ideas... I love it roasted...and in curries! It absorbs all the wonderful flavours..

POPSECRET SparkPoints: (49,980)
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3/10/13 9:19 P

I like it roasted with a bit of parmesan cheese, or cut 50-50 with mashed potatoes :)

Next on my lists is a recipe I found on Pintrest...buffalo cauliflower bites. MMM!! pinterest.com/ihrtmoosebrgrs/food-stuff/a>

LOVEMOUSE82 SparkPoints: (3,788)
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3/10/13 9:05 P

I do love cauliflower and unlike broccoli, I even love it raw! I dunno why but the texture seems more pleasing to me than raw broccoli. I'd love to hear even more interesting things to do with it.... Cauliflower pizza crust sounds crazy awesome!

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3/10/13 8:49 P

Wow!! Cauliflower pizza crust ... OK, I'm heading to Google now. Thanks for that big tip!! That's why I started this thread!!!

MADZI88 Posts: 253
3/10/13 8:15 P

Was just explaining this to a coworker. I've seen both cauliflower and zucchini made into pizza crust---I'm dying to make either one!

JCWIAKALA Posts: 347
3/10/13 8:13 P

I love to roast it with olive oil. Also I love pickled cauliflower, but then again I love pickled anything.

Has anyone tried cauliflower pizza crust. Google it if you haven't heard of it. That's next on my list.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,411)
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3/10/13 8:07 P

You know, as much as I adore broccoli, I have a hard time extending the same love to cauliflower.

I do enjoy it in things, and if it's offered, I'll eat it alongside broccoli. I like it for variety, certainly!

MADZI88 Posts: 253
3/10/13 8:07 P

Love cauliflower!
I often simply steam it and serve it with various salsas. Delicious! Also, my little grandkids, aged 17 months to 8 years old, will eat up 2 entire cauliflower heads if I mash them with a bit of nutmeg, fatfree evaporated milk and a tiny bit of stevia.

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3/10/13 8:00 P

OK, in the same vein as our Spark friend, Dragonchilde, I'm starting an ode to cauliflower, another one of the many vegetables that I love. I'm doing cauliflower right now because I have a head coming this week in my organic delivery.

I usually steam my cauliflower, sometimes with broccoli and carrots, and then lightly sprinkle with shredded parmesan. I've also made cauliflower mashed potatoes which are pretty yummy.

Do YOU like cauliflower? If so, what's your favorite way to prepare it? Inquiring minds just have to know ...

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