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CAULIFLOWER: THE BASICS
Botanically speaking, cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family of vegetables; its cousins are cabbages, broccoli, kohlrabi, turnips, bok choy, radishes, horseradish and Brussels sprouts. In the ground, a cauliflower plant sprouts tough outer leaves; growers tie these leaves together over the flower inside. Before harvest, the flower transforms into a clean, stark-white "head" of cauliflower, the edible part of the plant. To eat or cook the cauliflower, the outer leaves are cut away and discarded; a large V is often cut into the slightly woody core to speed cooking. A cauliflower's large stalks are called "large florets" and tiny bites of cauliflower are called "small florets". Florets are aptly named: a head of cauliflower is actually the plant's immature flower. When cooked, cauliflower becomes creamy and is much appreciated as a low-carb substitute for potatoes and rice. The growing season for cauliflower is mid- to late-summer. In the northern hemisphere, cauliflower imports make cauliflower especially abundant and inexpensive during December, January and February. The most common color of cauliflower is white but purple, green, yellow, orange and brown varieties may also be found. A variant called "Romanesco" or "Romesco broccoli" or "Roman cauliflower" is a lovely pale green in color with pointed spiral florets; it is more tender and more mild in flavor. Broccoflower is the trademark name for a green cauliflower that's higher in protein than either cauliflower or broccoli.

BASIC COOKING TECHNIQUES
How to cut up a whole head of cauliflower
How to roast cauliflower
How to steam cauliflower
How to cook a whole cauliflower, roasted or steamed
How to braise cauliflower
How to cook cauliflower & cheese sauce in the same skillet
How to make macaroni & cheese with cauliflower

CAULIFLOWER NUTRITION INFORMATION

NEW to CAULIFLOWER? START HERE FIRST
Start with cauliflower soup or roasted cauliflower.

READER FAVORITES!
Kitchen Parade recipes
Quick Cauliflower Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Curried Cauliflower
No-Cream Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Vinaigrette

MY PERSONAL FAVORITES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Cauliflower Risotto
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Quick Cauliflower Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Cauliflower Cream
Cauliflower Spanish "Rice"
Roasted Cauliflower
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Vinaigrette

What's your favorite cauliflower recipe? or what cauliflower recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy cauliflower recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments! ~Alanna



CAULIFLOWER MASQUERADING as LOW-CARB POTATOES or RICE or BEANS
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Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'

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Cauliflower Hummus 20min/4hrs – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb4
Cauliflower "Potato" Salad 40min/24hrs – WW.5 – PP1 – NetCarb5
Cauliflower Spanish 'Rice' 25min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb10

FOR DRAMA, COOK A WHOLE CAULIFLOWER
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Whole Cauliflower with Homemade Cheese Sauce 25min/30min – WW2 – NetCarb6
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Vinaigrette 10min/90min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb3




Cauliflower in HOT SIDE DISHES
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Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'

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Braised Cauliflower with Asian Flavors 10min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb8
Braised Cauliflower with Curry & Yogurt 15min/45min – WW1 – NetCarb6
Braised Cauliflower with Three-Seed Sauce 15min/75min – WW1 – NetCarb9
Cauliflower Blue Cheese Gratin 35min/80min – WW4 – NetCarb13
Cauliflower Cheddar Horseradish Gratin 25min/40min – WW2/WW4 – NetCarb7/11
Cauliflower Cream 30min/60min – WW1/WW4 – NetCarb3/6
Cauliflower Mac n Cheese 45min/75min – WW7 – NetCarb26
Cauliflower "Potato" Salad 40min/24hrs – WW.5 – PP1 – NetCarb5
Cauliflower Tomato Medley 20/30min/35/45min – WW3/WW4/WW2
Cauliflower Spanish 'Rice' 25min/60min – WW1 – NetCarb10
Cauliflower with Lemon Dressing 20min/25min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb4
Cauliflower with Nuts & Dried Fruit 10min/30min – WW4 – NetCarb13
Cauliflower with Pancetta, Capers & Parmesan 5min/25min – WW1/WW3 – NetCarb5
Cauliflower with Wasabi Cheese Sauce 20min/25min – WW3
Creamy Cauliflower Gratin 35min/60min - WW2/WW6 – NetCarb7/16
Curried Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrot 10min/25min – WW0 – NetCarb8
Curried Cauliflower 15min/35min – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb7/8
One-Skillet Cauliflower with Cheese 20min/35min – WW3 – NetCarb13
Roasted Cauliflower 5min/50min – WW2 – NetCarb3
Roasted Cauliflower & Tomato 15min/50min – WW0/WW1 – NetCarb5
Roasted Cauliflower with Saffron 10min/45min – WW1 – NetCarb3
Steamed Vegetable Medley 35min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11
White on White Puree 20min/35min – WW2 – NetCarb7

RAW Cauliflower
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Babe's Naked Fruit & Veggie Salad 20min/20min – WW 2/4 – PP 3/6 – NetCarb 14/23
Festive Celery, Cauliflower and Apple Salad
Healthy Holiday Salad with Broccoli, Cauliflower & Dried Cranberries 15min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb8

Cauliflower in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
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Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs

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Broccoli & Cauliflower Refrigerator Salad 15min/24hrs – WW0
Cauliflower Refrigerator Pickles 30min/24hrs – WW0 – NetCarb5

Cauliflower in APPETIZERS
Cauliflower Hummus 20min/4hrs – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb4

Cauliflower in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Quick Cauliflower Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
No-Cream Creamy Cauliflower Soup 20min/60min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb5
Quick Cauliflower Soup 15min/25min – WW1
Spicy Cauliflower Soup 25min/75min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb6

Cauliflower in MAIN DISHES
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Cauliflower Risotto

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Steamed Vegetable Medley 35min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11




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1 comments:

I like to use my cauliflower to make Rachael Ray's giardiniera salad. Its served warm and doesn't require a lot of ingredients!

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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna