By now everyone knows, cauliflower is a member of the broccoli family or cruciferous vegetables. Interesting sidebar, the first part of that word in Latin means “cross” likely due to their crosswise structures. (Lest we forget, there are many benefits to “the cross.”)Health benefits abound, too! Dr. Axe has much to say on that subject so enjoy his link at your leisure.
Besides inflammatory properties, high vitamin c levels and Omega 3’s, I like its versatility. Due to this feature, it may be included at mealtimes often, with completely different textures, flavors and purposes.
- Everyone has been steaming and “subbing” for mashed potatoes, which works wonderfully.
- Others have been grilling and calling them “steaks.”
- Katie concocted pizza crust with hers.
- Lots of folks use “white crumbles” like fried rice. (Seems there is no end to ideas.)
- If all else fails we can chop and eat with dip.
Should steaming be selected, try sprinkling it with nutmeg for fun and flavor. Of course, nutmeg has impressive benefits to contribute, as well. Let me leave you with three of those: supports skin health, digestion and helps with insomnia.
So, there you have it… several reasons to “fall in love with cauliflower!” After all, it is set up to love ya back!