Okay, so I have something to confess: before this year, I didn’t know what cauliflower tasted like. In fact, cauliflower kind of freaked me out. I don’t know if it was because it kind of reminded me of a brain or just because I was still holding on to a childhood fear of vegetables that sounded like something only boring adults ate, but cauliflower just didn’t seem like something I could get down with. And then one day, something magical happened: I actually tried it.
While it’s true that cauliflower literally doesn’t taste like anything on its own, as a vegetarian, that’s something I’m used to. Without proper seasoning, tofu doesn’t really taste much like anything either. While it can be a little daunting to have to put so much effort into making your food taste like something, it’s actually kind of amazing – when a food doesn’t have an inherent taste, it just means that there’s more you can do with it.
Plus, cauliflower is really f-cking good for you. Every floret is packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants, anti-inflammatory vitamins, and digestion-relieving fiber. Plus, it’s a low-carb food so if you need an extra push, just consider eating cauliflower like a trade you make with your body – for every floret you eat now, you get to eat a bite of pizza later. Whether you still need a little push, or you’re raring and ready to go out and buy a head right now, here are five recipes to whet your appetite.
Number One: Cauliflower crust grilled cheese. Look at that cheese ooze – can’t you taste it already? C’mon, you know you want to click here to get the recipe.
Number Two: Cauliflower Fried Rice. Finally, a guilt-free way to enjoy the Chinese food that you love. Get the recipe here.
Number Three: Crock Pot Cauliflower Mac And Cheese. Because nothing says ‘I’ve got the drunchies’, but I’m also responsible like a warm plate of Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. Recipe here.
Number Four: Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Cumin. Because even in the summer, sometimes you just really need a soup. Get the recipe here.
Number Five: Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Lemon and Mustard. So good. So fancy. So healthy. Get it here.