Veggies

Roasted Cauliflower with Browned Butter Pepitas and Lime

Roasted Cauliflower with Browned Butter Pepitas and Lime

The election is /// finally /// over. And call it my civic duty….. but it seems like the perfect time to talk about something I think we ALL can agree on.

Cauliflower.

Yes, cauliflower.

The “Miss Congeniality” of the cruciferous crowd of vegetables that includes brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower just likes to get along. Cauliflower is gentle, unlike her more sulfurous side-kicks. Cauliflower doesn’t need to show off, or overpower anything, or criminally corrupt a dish with any egomaniacal essences.

Cauliflower just makes everyone around her better! And that includes you. Because cauliflower:

Caramelized Onion and Mushrooms over Smooshed Cauliflower

Caramelized Onion and Mushrooms over Smooshed Cauliflower

This is sooooo good! I know I always seem to say that and I really DO mean it each and every time…………

but I gotta tell you…….. this stuff. Oh man.

Take a favorite cooler-weather culinary pleasure (in this case, a satisfyingly steamy bowl of something yummy), take out the copious amounts of carbs (think potatoes, pasta, bread, beans), add in a plentiful pack of superabundant sustenance (like, ya know, just some major vitamin, mineral, antioxidant action), and you will end up with this amazing bowl of body and soul satisfaction.

Cheesy Cauliflower with Bacon Crunchies

Cheesy Cauliflower with Bacon Crunchies

This is a re-post of a recipe originally dated November 2015

Oh, I’ve been so bad.

I deliberately and willfully took an angelic head of cauliflower, the essence of purity with its gentle flavor, impressive nutritive value and soothing color…….and I went and did………this.

All wrapped up in a decadent cloak of dreamy cheesy-ness, topped with a smoky smattering of porky crispy-ness (NO soggy bacon here), this creamy cauliflower up-do had me at: Hello – oh no.

Sausage and Cauliflower “rice” stuffed squash

Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Squash

I love these little guys. You know, those cute little mini pumpkins popping up all over the place this time of year. They are almost too cute NOT to make into adorable edible vessels to stuff with all sorts of deliciousness, like this sausage and cauliflower “rice” goodness. Garlicky Chorizo adds earthy heat (not too spicy, just enough to keep things interesting) to a perfect base of onion and red bell pepper all married together with cauliflower rice. Yes, cauliflower rice, which is a wonderful thing…

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