October 21, 2013

Cauliflower 2 Ways


While travel to Pennsylvania, I saw this ginormous cheddar cauliflower and knew I had to try it out.  Before you ask, no it doesn't taste like cheese - unless you try one of the recipes I'm about to share with you.  Needless to say, I've been cooking this up in all possible ways.

I served this Creamed Cauliflower to my better half because cauliflower isn't one of his favorite vegetables.  I've learned with guys, add some cheese and you'll drastically increase the likability of the food.  I defiantly got approval on this vegetable take on Mac & Cheese.

While Michael indulged in his Creamed Cauliflower, I enjoyed some steaks - in the form of cauliflower.  These Cauliflower Steaks are basically my roasted cauliflower, but with these the cauliflower is cut into 1" steak like pieces.  This gives them a "meaty" feel which is needed when you're eating the same vegetable for several days!

Creamed Cauliflower

 Serves 2


  •  2 cups cauliflower
  • 1 T yogurt based butter
  • 2 T whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cheese of choice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Steam the cauliflower until soft and tender
  2. While the cauliflower is cooking, melt the butter over medium-high heat
  3. Add the flour and whisk to combine
  4. Whisk in the milk and salt and pepper
  5. Stir in the cheese and continue stirring until fully melted and incorporated
  6. Stir in the cauliflower until fully coated

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks 
Serves 2


  •  4 1" thick slices of cauliflower
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1 t turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil
  2. In a skillet, sear both sides of the cauliflower steaks, with cooking spray and salt and pepper, until lightly brown; about 1 minute per side
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, cumin, ginger, and turmeric
  4. Spread the mixture onto both sides of the cauliflower
  5. Roast the cauliflower for 10 minutes then flip and roast for another 10 minutes

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