I’ve been trying out a bunch of healthier recipes lately, trying harder to look after my body. Yesterday I made a cauliflower dish I found on Pinterest. It was supposed to replicate the flavours and satisfaction that you get from eating a bunch of stuffed potatoes – without so many carbs. It was a bit of a risk feeding it to my little family (especially the more picky pint sized one), but I gave it a go.
You can find the recipe here (I promise it is ridiculously simple). I just converted the 350 farenheit degrees to 180 celsius and away I went!
Well, the Little Mister gobbled it up and didn’t question whether it was a vegetable or not. He probably hasn’t had cauliflower since he was a baby! I, myself, can’t even remember the last time I ate it. But I had to stop myself from just eating the cooked florets before they even made it into the dish with all the extra ingredients. I was all like, “Whaaaat?”
It was a pleasant surprise! I’d totally forgotten how it tasted, really. And it’s NOT THAT BAD! In fact, it’s pretty yummy! I mean, I couldn’t remember ever being offended by the taste of cauliflower, but I don’t remember being that excited about it either!
As you can see, I had devoured a lot of it before I thought to take a photo for Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day challenge (the prompt being ‘remember’ ironically enough), so it’s not that attractive looking here I’m afraid! It was even more yummy with baby spinach leaves scooped up onto my fork at the same time.
I definitely need to remember cauliflower more often when I’m cooking. There’s a big trend in using it in healthy recipes, to substitute everything from potatoes to pizza bases and rice. I wish I had a food processor so I could get more adventurous, but I’m happy for now to work with what I already have. Wishing I had extra appliances so I could be healthy would just be a cop out and I’m trying really hard to keep it real. No excuses (I always seem to be able to think of a few)!
A week in and I’m feeling energetic and not deprived at all! I’ve even lost a kilogram. If you find it, tell it I don’t want it to come back!
Cauliflower is great. I’ve heard of it. I like it. I know how to cook it. Don’t hold your breath for quinoa or kale just yet, though haha.
What healthy foods do you love the most?