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    Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Wed Sep 10 2014, 16:42

    A thread dedicated to cauliflower recipes. These must be a million of them so please add your favourites Smile
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Wed Sep 10 2014, 16:47

    I'll kick off with a very simple and tasty recipe I tried last night for the first time.

    Mexican cauliflower rice

    http://adashofmeg.com/2014/07/28/mexican-cauliflower-rice/

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by AliB on Wed Sep 10 2014, 16:49

    Sounds like a swear word.... :0)

    Creamed cauliflower

    Mash hot well-drained cooked cauli with a generous knob of butter, a teaspoonful of Marigold bouillon powder (usually found in most UK supermarkets or health shops) and a goodly dash of cream.

    Yum.
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    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Wed Sep 10 2014, 16:55

    Cauliflower falafel

    Served with spicy veg and minty yogurt

    http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/03/faux-lafel-with-tahini-sauce-2.html

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Wed Sep 10 2014, 16:56

    Sounds delish AliB cheers
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by AliB on Wed Sep 10 2014, 16:56

    Cauliflower 'lasagne'.

    I had this one published in a women's mag years ago before low-carb became 'fashionable'....

    Make as much beef or lamb bolognaise sauce as you wish for your lasagne.

    Cook a generous helping of sliced carrots.

    Make up a cheese sauce with hot milk, butter, cheese and seasoning, but thicken with plenty of mashed cauli.

    Layer bolognaise, sliced carrots and cauli/cheese mix twice in your preferred baking dish.

    Top with extra cheese if desired.

    Bake in a medium oven long enough to heat through and brown the top.

    Enjoy.
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Wed Sep 10 2014, 17:00

    @AliB wrote:Cauliflower 'lasagne'.

    I had this one published in a women's mag years ago before low-carb became 'fashionable'....

    Make as much beef or lamb bolognaise sauce as you wish for your lasagne.

    Cook a generous helping of sliced carrots.

    Make up a cheese sauce with hot milk, butter, cheese and seasoning, but thicken with plenty of mashed cauli.

    Layer bolognaise, sliced carrots and cauli/cheese mix twice in your preferred baking dish.  

    Top with extra cheese if desired.

    Bake in a medium oven long enough to heat through and brown the top.

    Enjoy.

    A published cauliflower recipe author? king *curtsies*
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Wed Sep 10 2014, 17:04

    Cauliflower pakora

    Same recipe as falafel but made smaller and with Indian spices such as cumin, coriander, garam masala, fennel seeds or whatever you fancy.  Dip made of yogurt, mint, chilli powder, tomato purée.


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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by cold ethyl on Wed Sep 10 2014, 19:16

    Cook one small head of cauli( steam is best so not too soggy).

    In a frying pan with a lid add 1tbsp oil and heat- when hot add 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds and 1 heaped tsp mustard seeds- stir in hot oil till aromatic then add a thinly sliced clove garlic and let colour slightly. Add 5 curry leaves or bay leaves and 5 dried chillies- stir then add cauliflowe and coat in spices- add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder coating the cauli well and 1- 2 tablespoons of water. Pop lid on and let steam through till hot. You can add a finely chopped green chilli with the turmeric if you like it hot.
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Sep 10 2014, 21:23



    Poached Cod (or Halibut) with Fennel and Cauliflower

    This is a lovely recipe, I would use Cod but you can use halibut, which to me has a stronger and more 'meaty' type texture, but you choose.  Smile

    So if you want to enjoy great flavour along with an excellent source of vitamins, add this easy-to-prepare recipe to your Healthiest Way of Eating. The recipe creates a delicious broth, which you will want to savour to the very last drop.

    Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients:
    1-1/2 lbs cod (or Halibut), cut into 8 pieces
    1 TBS fresh lemon juice
    1TBS + 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
    1 medium sized onion, cut in half and sliced medium thick
    1 large carrot, turned into 11/2 inch pieces
    1-1/2 cups cauliflower florets, cut into quarters
    1 medium sized fennel bulb, sliced medium thick
    5 medium cloves garlic, pressed
    salt and black pepper to taste
    chopped fennel green tops for garnish

    Slice onion and chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health-promoting properties.
    Rub cod (halibut) with lemon juice and season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
    Heat 1 TBS broth in a 12 inch stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
    Add rest of broth and carrots. Simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes covered.
    Add cauliflower, fennel, and garlic. Place cod (halibut) on top and continue to cook covered for about 6 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper
    Serve cod (halibut) with vegetables and broth. Sprinkle with chopped fennel greens.
    Serves 4"

    This lovely recipe is courtesy of Worlds Healthiest Foods, and you can also find more information about the wonders of Cauliflower in the link below.

    All the best Jan

    Link here:  http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=70
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by RANDBURG on Thu Sep 11 2014, 07:10

    Hi, Not tried this yet, but sounds good.
    Try it quick before winter and let me know what you think


    Cauliflower Salad!!!
    I love potato salad...but I hate all those carbs...so I made a low carb potato salad / with cauliflower instead .... It was SOOOO good
    1 head of cauliflower steamed or boiled until tender in bite size pieces
    6 boiled eggs (when done peel eggs, rinse and separate yokes into a bowl. Then mash the yolk and cut the whites into small bite size pieces then blend
    together....
    1/3 cup (appx) miracle whip or mayonnaise (dont use light it has more carbs)
    3 tbs of mustard
    3 tbs of pickle relish
    1/8 cup of chopped onion (uncooked) can use more if you prefer
    salt/pepper to taste
    mix all together and you can garnish with egg slices and parsley
    chill over night ( 1 cup of cauliflower is only 3 carbs vs 1 cup of potato is 37!!)

    Maybe a few Eggs to many ?, but its the basic idea
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Thu Sep 11 2014, 08:42

    Ooh I need to try that one. Used to love eggy potato salad.


    I tried this recipe and loved it. Used Wensleydale as not fond of Stilton. Luxury. I want it for my Christmas dinner!

    Cauliflower cheese with Stilton and walnuts

    http://divaliciousrecipesinthecity.com/2013/05/22/cauliflower-cheese-with-stilton-and-walnuts/
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by AliB on Thu Sep 11 2014, 11:28

    How funny.  My favourite food as a teenager was a soft boiled egg on mashed potato.....

    I reckon curried egg cauliflower mayo could be a good combination too.

    I hadn't made the cauli lasagne in a while so i made some for dinner last night. I did cheat a little and put one layer of gluten free pasta in it as the Hub and son aren't low carb. But I managed to avoid most of the pasta.
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Sep 11 2014, 11:52

    @RANDBURG wrote:Hi, Not tried this yet, but sounds good.
    Try it quick before winter and let me know what you think


    Cauliflower Salad!!!
    I love potato salad...but I hate all those carbs...so I made a low carb potato salad / with cauliflower instead .... It was SOOOO good
    1 head of cauliflower steamed or boiled until tender in bite size pieces
    6 boiled eggs (when done peel eggs, rinse and separate yokes into a bowl. Then mash the yolk and cut the whites into small bite size pieces then blend
    together....
    1/3 cup (appx) miracle whip or mayonnaise (dont use light it has more carbs)
    3 tbs of mustard
    3 tbs of pickle relish
    1/8 cup of chopped onion (uncooked) can use more if you prefer
    salt/pepper to taste
    mix all together and you can garnish with egg slices and parsley
    chill over night ( 1 cup of cauliflower is only 3 carbs vs 1 cup of potato is 37!!)

    Maybe a few Eggs to many ?, but its the basic idea
    Surprised

    This looks a very nice recipe ....and a great idea to start this Cauliflower thread. I'm really enjoying reading peoples views and recipe ideas.

    Please keep them coming sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Sat Sep 13 2014, 20:18

    I tried a new cauli recipe tonight.  Enjoyed it very much.

    Mexican casserole (served with mixed bean and avocado salad)

    http://the-lowcarb-diet.com/low-carb-mexican-casserole/

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Eddie on Sat Sep 13 2014, 20:31


    The fastest and easiest way to make cauliflower rice.


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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by AliB on Sat Sep 13 2014, 21:01

    Cauliflower pizza.

    Grate about 2 cups of cauliflower into a bowl, add 100g of ground almonds (optional), about a cup of mozarella cheese and 2 eggs.

    Mix well.  Put into an approximately 10" round tin lined with baking paper, or into a round silicon flan dish. Press flat. Bake on 160 degrees C for approx 15 minutes.

    Remove from the oven.  On to the top add sugar free tomato paste or pasta sauce, and any other topping you like.  Sprinkle with more mozzarella and/or cheddar and bake for a further 15 minutes.

    Enjoy.
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by EvenMoreHeathen on Sat Sep 13 2014, 21:53

    @AliB wrote:Cauliflower pizza.

    Grate about 2 cups of cauliflower into a bowl, add 100g of ground almonds (optional), about a cup of mozarella cheese and 2 eggs.

    Mix well.  Put into an approximately 10" round tin lined with baking paper, or into a round silicon flan dish. Press flat. Bake on 160 degrees C for approx 15 minutes.

    Remove from the oven.  On to the top add sugar free tomato paste or pasta sauce, and any other topping you like.  Sprinkle with more mozzarella and/or cheddar and bake for a further 15 minutes.

    Enjoy.

    Thanks AliB !
    I turned the kitchen upside down looking for my recipe for this as I have a glut of cauliflower and couldn't find it Sad Yours sounds nicer ! Very Happy

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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Sep 14 2014, 00:03

    Cauliflower Pizza -

    I'd not thought of that before, thank you...... Looks and sounds brilliant.  Smile

    Who says pizza has to be made from flour.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Sep 15 2014, 21:05



    Whole roast cauliflower with cumin, sumac and lemon

    Saw this recipe and thought it's one for sharing with all you cauliflower lovers. The recipe is made as a side dish ....what do you think ?

    Serves 6 as a side

    2 small cauliflowers (each about 500g), outer leaves removed
    Extra virgin olive oil
    ½ tsp sumac
    ½ tsp ground cumin
    Lemon juice
    A handful of parsley, chopped
    Sea salt

    1 Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Drizzle the cauliflowers liberally with oil, scatter with salt and sprinkle over the sumac and cumin.

    2 Roast for 45 minutes to an hour, but turn the temperature down if the cauliflowers start to get too dark. They're cooked when they're lightly browned and an inserted skewer meets with just a little resistance.

    3 Before serving, drizzle again with good quality olive oil and a fair squeeze of lemon, then scatter with parsley and a little more salt.

    Enjoy or Bon Appetit sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Sep 19 2014, 09:54

    This very nice cauliflower recipe is also on the 'What did you have for dinner thread' but thought it worth repeating on the Cauliflower thread here. The original recipe idea came from 'The Guardian' see link below.

    Cauliflower Pasanda

    (Serves 4)

    1 head of cauliflower

    Oil for cooking (I use groundnut)

    1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

    1 tsp turmeric

    2 large onions, finely sliced

    4 fat cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

    1 red chilli, finely chopped

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1 tsp garam masala

    300ml natural yoghurt

    300ml double cream

    Fistful of fresh coriander

    A handful of sultanas

    Chopped almonds (optional)

    Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark four. Get your thumbs into the middle of your cauliflower and prise it apart. It falls into florets, looks better, makes less mess and is faster than chopping. Put the pieces in a roasting tin, splash with oil, scatter with ginger and turmeric, and roast in the middle of the oven for about 40 minutes, until slightly crispy and browned around the edges.

    Put the onions and garlic into a large pan with another splash of oil. Add the chilli, cumin seeds and garam masala, and cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally, for at least 15 minutes.

    Remove the onions from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Stir through the yoghurt and cream, season, and let it all luxuriate in the pan until the cauliflower is ready – adding dairy when the mix has cooled avoids splitting and curdling.

    When the cauliflower is roasted, fold it through the curry pan – the turmeric should give it all a gentle, creamy yellow colour – and bring it back up to heat. Season, garnish with the coriander, sultanas and almonds, if using, and serve with rice or bread.

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/17/jack-monroe-cauliflower-pasanda-recipe

    Being a low carber I wouldn't serve mine with rice or bread ......but however you serve it, it's a very nice recipe idea.  sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by AliB on Fri Sep 19 2014, 14:59

    Yum, that sounds nice Jan, although I would forgo the coriander leaf. I love the seed but can't stand the leaf.
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by RANDBURG on Mon Sep 22 2014, 16:08

    Im trying Cauliflower rice, but with Fennel, mixed in with it,
    Hope I get the Fennel flavour to mix in ?
    Let you Know Cool
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Sep 22 2014, 16:36

    @RANDBURG wrote:Im trying Cauliflower rice, but with Fennel, mixed in with it,
    Hope I get the Fennel flavour to mix in ?
    Let you Know Cool


    That sounds a good idea ....we await to hear about the result, thanks. sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Cauliflowers!

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Mon Sep 22 2014, 16:39

    This is one of my favourites. Everyone I've made it for loves it too Very Happy

    Coconut lime cauliflower rice

    http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2014/04/coconut-lime-cauliflower-rice-recipe-low-carb-gluten-free.html

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