You Can Do WHAT with Cauliflower?!

When friends of mine approach me to say, “Oh my god, I just did ___ with cauliflower and it tasted amazing!” I reply, “Welcome to the wonderful world of cauliflower.”

By the way, if you hate cauliflower, stop reading here.

This is for those of you who either love or like the taste of cauliflower and are looking for healthy alternatives to some of your standard favorites. I’ll admit, I was a non-believer at one point. But then I replaced potatoes with cauliflower and life changed for the better.

For those of you from the Paleo persuasion, you’ve probably already discovered cauliflower rice. Just place your cauliflower chunks in your Baby Bullet and pulse until they’re broken down into rice-size pieces. You can even do two heads of cauliflower and freeze whatever’s left over, just make sure not to over-process it.

I’ve actually fooled people who declare they hate cauliflower by feeding them garlic mashed potatoes…. minus the potatoes. I’ve made it multiple ways—sometimes with parmesan, sometimes with a non-dairy creamer. You can play around with the spices depending on your preferences. But when made right, you seriously can’t tell the difference between this and the real thing.

Feeling frisky? Here’s an article that shows all kinds of TOTALLY LUDICROUS AND INNOVATIVE ways of using cauliflower. There’s a long, laundry list of reasons to incorporate this vegetable into your diet: it fights cancer, boosts heart-health, contains anti-inflammatory properties. If you have a recipe that you swear by, post it in the comments!

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About Maia Rodriguez

"Military Mom" Maia Rodriguez was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but that was about twenty homes ago. After graduating from Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theater, she traveled just about everywhere in the country, lived in a green turtle-like tent for 6 months, toured and slept in the back of her van and even worked in Japan for a year. Then she met her husband who tamed her (ha!) and they embarked together on the adventure of parenthood in southern California where she worked as a professional pirate. Now, two children later, the family currently resides in VIrginia, where she sings for the US Navy as a vocalist. When she’s not mothering, she’s writing music for "Evernight," singing and writing for the Baby Bullet Blog.

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