Crazy for Cauliflower

I touched down after midnight last night and I couldn’t wait to get to work on this Cauliflower Scoop! Cauliflower has been all around the ether lately . Every where you look there is a recipe being shared for either cauliflower rice,  mash, or soup. So why all the cauliflower fuss? And what is the nutritional scoop on this cruciferous power house?
Here’s a few reasons you absolutely should be eating your cauliflower aside from the fact that it just tastes absolutely yummy!
  • It is rich in broad spectrum antioxidants and  anti inflammatory nutrients which means that they protect our body from over active cells that can cause harm in the way of suppressed immune support and certain types of cancers.
  • Choline : If you only eat egg whites, than you are missing out on the most nutritious part of the egg. But cauliflower contains Choline too! Choline are the B – complex vitamins that have to do with anything keeping your brain healthy! Think memory, central nervous system, etc.
  • Have you ever heard that fruits and vegetables tend to look like the body part that they help? Well, if you look closely at the cauliflower, it does kind of look like a brain right? When you slice it up, and look at it, it also resembles the lungs. Cauliflower is known to have tremendous cardiovascular supportive properties as well!  The sulforaphane cauliflower contains triggers an anti-inflammatory response in our cardiovascular system and can help oxygenate our circulatory system.
A few nights ago I was at the hot new steakhouse in Palm Beach called the Meat Market, and the most popular side dish being sold was the roasted cauliflower head. Almost every table had a cauliflower on it! I was so excited seeing this super food make its way to the restaurant hot spot scene! You can only imagine my giddiness, right?
After chatting up the waiter, I found out what the secret ingredient that made their particular cauliflower taste so criminally good and convince people to spend $15 on a roasted vegetable 🙂
So, being inspired, I modified my Fresh Direct order that arrived this morning to include some cauliflower so I can create my own recipe to share with you all! Here it is; still steaming, and totally savory and sweet. My recipe is Gluten Free, and Vegan.
It kind of tasted a little bit like chocolate pudding and mash potatoes at the same time! I think we might be able to fake the kids out on this one with the pudding !
Diana’s Cauliflower Mash- click on the link for my recipe and enjoy!!! cauliflower mash


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