Until recently, cauliflower and I were not on good terms. I would always pass it by at the grocery store and ignore it on restaurant menus, not really considering it as a viable option for a vegetable. I have to attribute this aversion to the ever so familiar and haunting California vegetable blend that was served with school lunches. This bland, overcooked, mushy mess is a bad representation of the true potential of cauliflower. It’s a good thing I believe in second chances when it comes to trying foods. It only took 10+ years, but I decided to give the cruciferous veggie another go….this time with an Indian flair. To see the full article, go to Food and Nutrition Magazine blog.
This cruciferous vegetable isn’t just making a comeback in my kitchen, though. Cauliflower is in the spotlight now as the new trendy veggie that is taking center stage. Janet Helm of Nutrition Unplugged (my go-to resource for food trends) posted about the revival of cauliflower in restaurant kitchens in her Food Predictions for 2013 post. Good ‘ol cauliflower even had its day in New York magazine.
Have you tried any adventurous recipes with cauliflower lately? I have some ideas cooking in my head for more cauliflower recipes, but I’d love to hear what you’ve tried!