TGIF, am I right? This was a long and crazy week but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Between having my brother in town, doing my first cooking demo at Whole Foods Albany and having recipes DAILY on the blog I am ready for a nap. Well good thing I’ve never been one for naps so let’s keep it going shall we?. We are approaching a holiday week next week, so make sure to start planning (or finish planning) this weekend for what you need on the table so you do not have to rush around the day before or *GASP* the day of. Today I have another healthy side dish for you to either add to your Thanksgiving table or just your table in general. Find the others here, here and here 🙂
Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. It is so dynamic and can be enjoyed raw, roasted, mashed, pureed, riced and more. It pairs nicely with many flavors like onions, turmeric, ginger, garlic, etc. To top it off this delicious veggie has some health benefits, you’re all shocked right now I know. Just because you are encouraged to eat all different colors of fruits and vegetables does not mean you should leave white veggies out of the equation. This luscious cruciferous (say that phrase 5 times fast) vegetable is rich in b-vitamins, vitamin C, fiber and many of your minerals (like manganese, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and more). Cauliflower helps keep you regular, protects you against heart disease and boosts your immune system, it’s time you eat up!
You have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to your Thanksgiving table but this one might be my favorite. Cauliflower may get a rep for being bland and boring but this recipe is anything but! By adding the rich and sweet/savory flavor of caramelized onion you will keep going back for more. Cauliflower mash can even substitute one of your more dense potato dishes. I am not saying potatoes are bad but this can lighten up the table and keep things interesting, and healthy.
When picking up a cauliflower look for one that is a creamy white color. Save the stem and leaves to use in soups, stocks and broths because they are edible too. Now put this on your list and get cooking!
This weekend we are having a Friendsgiving to kick off the holiday week. Anyone else celebrate with their friends? Share some of your favorite dishes with me below in the comments, pretty please 🙂