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Does anyone have any good recipes for cauliflower that isn't loaded with melted cheese? Thanks
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I *adore* cauliflower so much I have to now make it every week.

Steam until tender/crisp, then saute in olive oil with strips of sundried tomato and sometimes basil added too.

I also like it with caramelized onions and curry powder, like a quick Indian style side dish.
I am making cauliflower soup today

sautee one onion, add the cauliflower cut into pieces,maybe 2-3 diced potatoes add vegetable broth and boil until everything is soft.mix in blender, add 2 tablespoons of cream, add parsley and eat with bread

Another one: dice 1 cauliflower and 4-5 potatoes, medium piece of ginger and sautee, add salt,garam masala,pinch of turmeric, chopped cilantro and eat with bread
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dairy allergic in this house here is a favorite cheese anywhere

steam cauliflower

sautee garlic olive oil 1 can diced tomatoes oregano garlic 1 tsp honey and some capers

combine evrything in a roasting pan add some lemon juice and bake for a few minutes

serve over couscous
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This is very yummy (and very simple!): Cut into bite-size pieces and toss with olive oil and salt/pepper. Roast in a hot oven until it's soft and starting to carmelize. Sprinkle with fresh lemon and enjoy
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I never had cauliflower growing up because my mom supposedly 'hated' it. A friend of mine showed me how to make this very easy dish, which my mom LOVES by the way.

Garlic Cauliflower

Chop cauliflower into florets, and heat large skillet with some extra virgin olive oil in the bottom. Add a couple cloves (or more if you like) of fresh chopped garlic and cook until the garlic is starting to get slightly cooked (but before it starts to brown). Add cauliflower pieces and lower heat to med-low, put lid on, and stir occasionally. Cook until soft (not mushy) and add chopped parsley on top if you'd like! Super simple and SO yummy!
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Thank you, thank you. I love anything with olive oil and garlic and I love soup.
You could always try "faux-tatoes" where you steam carliflower till soft and mash it up like mashed potatoes. It's fine with salt and butter, doesn't need cheese.
you can also shred raw cauliflower (i shred it together with a broccoli, to add color/goodness), then make a cole slaw sauce: some mayo, vinegar, mustard, salt/pepper. I don't like raw cauliflower, but it's good this way!

I love the PP idea of making mashed "potatoes." DH loves potatoes and i'm sick of them.
i use it in dahl
with other good veggies (like peas and water cress) and make a broth with water and coconut milk and tomatos
a table spoon of almond butter and some good indian spices
(cinamin and cury etc)
and lentils

simmer and taste and add and it always turns out perfect and makes great left overs!

love the simple ideas here though

i am all abotu simple cooking in a hot summer

Originally Posted by Benji'sMom
You could always try "faux-tatoes" where you steam carliflower till soft and mash it up like mashed potatoes. It's fine with salt and butter, doesn't need cheese.
Was going to suggest the mom eats this instead of mashies now that she's diabetic.
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white sauce

white sauce doesn't have to have a lot of cheese. you can make it with very little, You can even use rice or almond milk to thin it as well. what about adding it to soups?
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My favorite cauliflower recipe is from a Vegan cookbook I have. It is called Ginger Peanut Soup.

You basically saute onions, ginger, broccoli and cauliflower with some spices, then add veg. stock, a can of tomatoes and about 5 tablespoons of peanut butter. You simmer it for about 15-20 minutes. It makes a very yummy, spicy, filling soup.
I make a cauliflower salad.

Just like potato salad but use the cauliflower instead!
You have to let it drain for a bit though to avoid soggyness.
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millett & cauliflower~~

simmer cauliflower until soft

mix it into cooked millett, add butter, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper & enjoy

its also great with cayenne and a bit of something sweet like honey or agave nector

reheating it with butter until it gets a bit brown and cruchy the next day is nummy too...I usually make a big batch of millett and eat it this way all week...the cauliflower never lasts though!

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Cauliflower curry, there are 500000000 recipes available, for instance here:

Simplest way (besides just eating it plain and raw!) is to steam it and then add lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, and some fresh mint or other herbs. You could do garlic with that too but it's also good without it.
I love it raw. With or without dips. It's yummy dipped in a good spinach dip....

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