Friday, April 10, 2015

Eat your cauliflower the fun way!

Rich in Vitamins C, K, Manganese, Fiber, and other fabulous nutrition, Cauliflower can be fixed in many ways that are quick and easy to fix; and pleasing to the taste.  Here are just a few ways to enjoy your head of Cauliflower:
1. Corn-Cauliflower-Pepper Mix
16 oz Corn (in kernels)
1/3 head of Cauliflower: washed and separated into florets
1/2 Red Onion, diced small
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, 1/2 Red Bell Pepper: washed, diced
OR  8 oz Okra
1+ cup water
2 TBLSP Butter]
Salt and Pepper
Put all vegetables in kettle. Simmer on low with lid on. Check frequently and stir.
When all vegetables are "just done" (tender, not over cooked), remove from heat.  Put Butter, Salt and Pepper on Vegetables; stir.
Serve with your favorite meal!
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2. Stir-Fry Cauliflower
1/2 Head Cauliflower; washed and separated into florets
1/2 Head Green Cabbage; washed and sliced into strips
3 Small Zucchini; washed, sliced into rounds
1 Small Onion; sliced thin
2+ TBLSP Oil
Salt and Pepper
Optional:
1 TBSP Ground Ginger
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
Heat oil. Put all vegetables in; stirring constantly.  Sprinkle vegetables with spices. Serve when tender.
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3. Cauliflower-Olive-Cucumber Salad
1 Head Cauliflower; washed, separated into florets
2 Medium Cucumbers,  peeled, thin sliced rounds
1 can Medium Black Olives; sliced in halves (length--wise)
1 Small Red Onion; thin sliced rounds
1 clove of Garlic, crushed
1/2+ cup Italian Dressing
Rub Garlic into all sides of bowl (incl. inside bottom)
Put all vegetables in
Cover with Italian Dressing; mix thoroughly.
Chill for 1-2 hours before serving
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4. Cauliflower-Broccoli Salad
Wash head of Cauliflower; separate into florets
Wash head of Broccoli; separate into florets
6 Green Onions: wash, dice
4 Radishes: wash, slice
1 pound Bacon: cook and drain
3/4 -- 1 Cup Mayonnaise (Add more as salad needs it. You don't want the salad to be dry; nor to be soaked.)
2 teasp Italian Dressing (or Red Wine Vinegar) 
2 teasp Sugar
Salt and Pepper  
Mix all of the above in large bowl.
Chill 2 hours before serving.
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Hide Your Cauliflower for Extra Nutrition!
Add 1/2 - 3/4 cup Cauliflower florets to Spaghetti Sauce
Add 1/4 - 1/2 cup Cauliflower florets to soup
Add 1/2 Cauliflower to Veggie Tray, along with other favorite vegetables.  Try Cucumber Ranch dip.
Add 1 cup of Cauliflower to tossed salad
Steam head of Cauliflower, add Butter, Salt and Pepper as a substitute for potatoes. 
Cook 1/2 head of Cauliflower with 1 pound of fresh or frozen peas. Cook to almost ready.  Add white sauce with Parmesan/Romano cheese, Salt and Pepper. Stir; simmer for 10 minutes. Serve 


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