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Cauliflower is Cool!

Apr 01, 2019 02:00AM
Cauliflower is known to have many health benefits, especially since it’s high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, and an easy substitute in rice and potato dishes. But our favorite dish is Cauliflower Soup, which can be made with just about anything you have on hand.

If a trip to the farmers market yields you a giant cauliflower, we suggest cutting off a few florets to be used raw in salads or for snacking, a few more florets for making Easy Buffalo Cauliflower to eat during the game, and the rest for a hearty soup! Pretty good value for about $4, using other ingredients you probably have in your fridge and pantry.

Easy Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients:

2-cups cauliflower florets

Olive oil

Salt

Buffalo wing sauce

Blue cheese dressing

Celery sticks

Preparation:

Toss the cauliflower with a little olive oil and salt, and roast it in 400 degree oven until tender. In a saucepan, heat buffalo wing sauce, and add cauliflower to coat. Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients:

1/2- large head of cauliflower, trimmed and chopped coarsely

½ onion chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ red bell pepper, diced

2 carrots, diced

Olive oil

I tablespoon flour

Vegetable stock

Half & half or coconut milk

Salt and pepper

Parsley

Preparation:

Saute onion, garlic, pepper and carrots in olive oil until tender. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and continue to cook until flour becomes golden, about 1 minute. Add cauliflower, and enough vegetable stock to barely cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender. Put half of the veggies in a food processor and blend until chunky. Add back to the pot and add half & half until you are pleased with the consistency. Reheat the soup and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with parsley as a garnish.