Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I was talking to a mom at a wedding reception, and she was telling me about how she doesn't know how to cook vegetables (except corn, carrots and celery). This was enough motivation to get me off my butt and blog again!

Cauliflower is often on sale during the winter. My kids love cauliflower because, 1. it isn't green 2. it takes on any flavor you give it 3. it has a soft texture when cooked.
Moms love it because it is really good for you! 1. It only has 14 calories per 1/2 cup 2. it has 1.5 grams of fiber 3. It has lots of anti-cancer properties (like broccoli).

Here are 2 of my kids favorite way to eat broccoli (the 3rd way I don't really have a recipe for, but it is Indian Style with lots of curry!)

Cauliflower Soup

For those of you that don't know, I don't really like to follow recipes. I don't do the bouquet garni. Just add ground pepper, 1/2 teaspoon tarragon and a bay leaf and then puree it all up. :)

Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

Cook cauliflower (boil or steam bite size pieces)

To make cheese sauce

Put about 1 Tablespoon butter in a sauce pan on med high heat. Melt. Add about 2 Tablespoons flour and cook for a minute with the butter. Add about 1 cup milk and whisk. Bring to a boil. Add about 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper (and salt and pepper).

Once when Dallin was about 4, I convinced him that it was mac and cheese and he loved it! He Hee!


  1. We do a vegi pizza with broccli, cauliflower, and Roma tomatoes, the sauce is just olive oil and garlic, then feta cheese and fresh basil on top. It's DELISH!!
    Cauliflower is SO easy to steam, purée and "hide" in just about anything.

  2. Hooray you're blogging again! Your posts always help me stop slacking off on cooking healthy dinners. Can you pretty please publish a cookbook? I would buy lots of copies and tell all my friends and family about it!