Flower Power Several Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower

Not only is cauliflower a superfood but it’s light and fluffy when cooked and goes well with almost anything. It contains sulforaphane, one of the vegetable’s many cancer-fighting ingredients, that improves blood pressure and kidney function and helps fight other health problems as well. Cauliflower, which is packed with vitamins and minerals, is an anti-inflammatory and works to boost brain health, aid in detoxification, and support brain health. If you’ve only been eating cauliflower raw or steamed with broccoli, you’ve been doing it all wrong. To receive all the benefits of cauliflower and enjoy a delicious meal, try one of these recipes.

Cauliflower Mash(6 servings)

Ingredients:
1 medium head of cauliflower
1/2 bag of baby carrots
6 small red potatoes
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk or milk substitute
Salt and pepper

Directions:
Boil water. Chop cauliflower, baby carrots, and red potatoes and add to boiling water. When all vegetables are soft, remove from heat, drain the water, and mash them together. Add the mayonnaise, butter, and milk and stir and mash ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste.

Cauliflower Soup(8 servings)

Ingredients:
1 large head of cauliflower
1/2 bag of baby carrots
2 celery stalks
4 cloves garlic
8 cups water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
3 tbsp turmeric

Directions:
Boil water in a pot over and add bouillon cubes(you can also substitute the 8 cups water and bouillon with 8 cups chicken broth). Chop the vegetables and add to the boiling water. Stir in turmeric and other preferred seasonings. Once vegetables are soft, lower heat and continue to stir on and off for 10 minutes.

Cauliflower Casserole(4 Servings)

Ingredients:
1 medium head of cauliflower, steamed and mashed
1/4 onion
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup crushed pita chips
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup shredded Colby-jack cheese
1/2 cup milk

Directions: Preheat oven to broil setting. Combine mashed cauliflower with mayonnaise, cheese, milk, and onions and place mixture in 9×13 in baking dish. Crush pita chips in a plastic bag with breadcrumbs and butter until soft then crumble over cauliflower mixture. Place casserole in the preheated oven and broil for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Dionne Evans

Dionne Evans, the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of HBS, is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Communication Arts. She has been a professional writer for over 7 years and loves everything food, beauty, and travel related. For more information on Dionne, visit:
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