Cauliflower - Reinvented!
Cauliflower is no longer that bland vegetable our parents forced on us. There are so many recipes to bring it alive, fun, and keep it healthy!
When I was a kid I despised cauliflower. My mom didn't make it often but, when she did, I tried every strategy a kid could think of to get out of eating it, mostly making the most horrible gagging sound at the table to make my parents think I was going to throw up. I had strict parents. They saw right through it. So I choked it down.
As an adult I continued to avoid cauliflower until I found my passion for natural nutrition and realized that there were more ways to prepare it other than boiling it (as my mom did) or steaming it. When it comes to nutrients, cauliflower packs a powerful punch. As part of the cruciferous vegetable family, it offers an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help protect against inflammation and many diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancers. Like all cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower is also an excellent source of sulfur, making it supportive for our body's natural liver detoxification processes.
If you have shunned cauliflower like I have in the past, I am excited to help you rediscover this nutritional superstar with three delicious recipes:
Try my decadent Chocolate Cauliflower Shake, a great way to start the day! It includes frozen cauliflower, banana (frozen) almond butter, cacao powder, chocolate protein powder, almond milk and maca powder.
Chocolate Cauliflower Shake
My Pesto Cauliflower Rice is an excellent way to reduce your carbohydrate intake but still add a delicious rice-like side dish to your main course. It included only two ingredients – cauliflower and pesto. Why not try your hand at making fresh home made pesto!
Pesto Cauliflower Rice
A new spin on an old favourite, my Buffalo Cauliflower Wings will have everyone raving at your next get together. Bet you can't have just one!
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Even if you don't dislike cauliflower, these three recipes are some new and exciting ways to incorporate it into your meal rotation.
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