I have this head of cauliflower that I just received in a box from an organic co-op. Usually I just give veggies that I don't eat (like eggplant, onions, etc.) to my parents to cook one night for dinner, but I don't think that they use cauliflower much. And I don't want it to get old and go to waste. Does anyone have any good uses and/or recipes for cauliflower? I usually don't like it much (except when I used to make mashed garlic cauliflower, when I roasted it... The thought of garlic makes me want to upchuck now), although I never really ate it raw. I'd love to hear some inventive ideas for having it for dinner one night. Thank you, in advance, for any suggestions or help. I appreciate it! :)
When ground into fine pieces, cauliflower can resemble or even have a taste similar to parmesan cheese. First I will caution you against cauliflower as many of our members get digestive upsets from eating it, and then contradict myself by sharing a video by the beautiful Kristina:
I've heard that it's not so great on most digestive systems (and vaguely remember feeling a bit sickened after eating a meal with lots of cauliflower, but that was cooked), and that's why I was so weary to try it. But that recipe sure does look delicious! Zucchini tends to upset my stomach a bit, too, (that's why I rarely make raw "pasta," although it looks so wonderful) but I haven't tried it in awhile, and I DO happen to have some zucchini. I kind of want to try making it now.
Here's one from Miko Nelson:
Anti-Craving Veggie Wraps
1 head Cauliflower
Take the avocado and cauliflower and chop like mad. Serve together in a bowl and scoop up with lettuce leaves.
Thanks! It sounds delicious, and it's such a simple recipe.
On special occasions I love this dish! It's called Cauliflower "Rice" :) I have the recipe here: http://terileventhalsblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/811-recipes-mexican-...
Raw cauliflower rice :) just pulse it in a food processor, and add whatever variation you'd like (personally, I like tomatoes, bell pepper, and maybe some jalapeno for a Mexican dish)
I used to do this a lot, but then read cauliflower isn't optimal for digestion.