I know you’re thinking 27 reasons to what? like soup? like Portual? do the hokey-pokey?
While all great answers, nope. It’s 27 reasons to like cauliflower. It’s probably one of the most underrated veggies out there. I can count on one hand the number of people in my life that have actually uttered the words “I love cauliflower.” But you should because it’s related to broccoli–and we all know how healthy broccoli is!–and is high in Vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. So stop your moaning and groaning, it was King Louis XIV’s favorite and if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for you.
Now you’re probably wondering how I got on the subject of cauliflower and today kids, I thought I would let you into the scary inner workings of my brain (you might want to fasten your seat belts and grab your blankie or teddy):
As you will recall, my last post was Portus Cale and I mentioned at the end that I had an epicurean inspiration, which was…kale! Don’t panic, we’ll make our way over to cauliflower, I promise! So, Cale = kale…genius, right?!?!? Since January is Soup Month here in the Epicurious kitchen, I thought I would find a kale soup. A recent post from The Homesick Texan using kale in her chicken posole verde is actually what made me think of it.
So, I got on Pinterest and started looking for soups with kale or other greens in it for a bit of inspiration. BUT, all I could think about once my Cale/kale genius started to wane is that I have a lovely head of cauliflower in the fridge and how nice it would be to make a cauliflower soup….so I started researching that as well. But of course, as one does when one is on Pinterest, I got sidetracked and found this great article on Buzzfeed about new and exciting ways to cook using cauliflower (helllllllo, pizza!) and thought I would share it whilst I was creating in the kitchen. Click on the pic below to magically be taken to the wonderful world of cooking with cauliflower! Enjoy!