Are you cooking with cauliflower?
Notice, I didn’t asking if you were eating your cauliflower or cooking cauliflower as a side dish; my question is rather “are you using cauliflower to make other things?” When I put it that way it almost sounds like I am asking you to play with your food. Maybe I am; I am at least asking you to explore a little with it.
The first time I had cauliflower wasn’t until this past year some time. This would be understandable if I was a five-year old, but I am thirty-four. The reason behind this phenomena is that my mother hated cauliflower growing up and therefore not only never cooked it, but also recommended against ever eating. Since I wasn’t crazy about vegetables then anyways, I had no problem abstaining. So, naturally, you can imagine my surprise to learn that cauliflower has very little of a taste of its own. If anything broccoli should have been my childhood culprit. ((Please let the record show, I now eat and enjoy vegetables as I have learned it is all in the preparation))
Since Lindsey is Paleo and I am trying to support that as well as I can. This means I have to eat all the ice cream and wheat that we come across; the things I do… Anyways, she made a Thai-inspired dish one night for dinner and I was worried I would have to eat all the rice. However, she made the rice from cauliflower. It was very good; well-seasoned of course, but very good. A few things she did differently:
Next on my to-cook list is to create cauliflower crusted pizza.
Your mother might not approve of your playing with your food, and mine especially would not care for cauliflower, but I most certainly recommend giving it a go. Please post other foods you’ve created from other foods, successfully or not.