For the Love of Cauliflower

Alternate title: How to Feed 4 on $5

Cauliflower is a highly underrated vegetable.

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It’s been relegated to being the last veggies left on a devoured vegetable tray. It’s only tolerated when consumed with copious amounts of ranch. He’s always compared to his brighter cousin, Broccoli.

Poor, poor cauliflower.

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Now, I’ll be the first to admit that it doesn’t have a lot of flavor. But that’s one of the really awesome things about it. It can even act as super covert ninja mashed potatoes. I mean, that right there is enough to redeem itself! … Right?

When I saw this bad boy at the grocery store for 58 cents a pound, this broke beeyatch snagged up the smallest one I could find.

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$1.15, yo!

And to make it fab, I used my top 2 secrets to making any vegetable rock:

1) Season It

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Oh the power of curry!

[Side note: I buy my spices from the bulk section at Central Market and just reuse old jars! They are so much fresher that way! AND cheaper!]

2) Roast It

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I don’t know what it is about roasted veggies but they are uh-mazing. I just spray my foiled pan in olive oil, spray the veggies, roast away at 450* for 30 minutes or so.

Voila! Fab veg!

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So even though I could devour a straight up pan of roasted curried cauliflower, I bet the Huz would look at me funny so instead, I throw it in a pot with some onion, garlic, a can of rinsed chickpeas, and a can of drained diced tomato.

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Add some salt, more curry powder, maybe some cumin to taste. A dash of cayenne wouldn’t hurt either.

Just before serving, toss in a couple handfuls of spinach for some green!

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Served over some basmati rice and BAM! You have a kick butt ridiculously easy yet delicious cauliflower chickpea curry that rocks the bank coming in under $5. Well, when you buy all the ingredients at Costco, anyway.

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Glorious, hu? I’m especially loving the white paint spot on our walls. Ahh the wonders of a rental.

At least the kitchen is functional.

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3 Responses

  1. This looks amazing!!!!

  2. I am one of those people that LOVE cauliflower. My fave is in soup. MMMmmmmm. And when you want to hate a kitchen, come to my place. I swear it will make you want to run. It is TINY and I hate it, but it’s functional. I do however want to kick my electric stove every time I have to touch it. I miss fire.

  3. I love cauliflower. I usually steam it. I’ve yet to try roasting veggies…Have you tried mashing them like mashed potatoes?

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