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Lipstick on a Pig

Lipstick on a Pig

For any of my new blog followers, cauliflower is one of the few vegetables that I’m not fond of. 

I’ve tried it all sorts of ways. Readers have sent me their very best recipes that make cauliflower “to die for,” convinced that theirs will be THE ONE.

And yes, I’ve tried cauliflower rice with various seasonings. We are admittedly huge REAL rice fans. 

But WAIT! Come to think of it, I do like some cauliflower pizza crusts, but that’s sort of cheating.

At any rate, I keep trying. I want to like it. My Mr. Non-Compliant husband is not a fan either, which causes less stress at mealtime.

This week I have been focused on eating a variety of fruits and vegetables that aren’t part of my usual routine, so I brought home a very beautiful head of organic cauliflower.

Like a mini multivitamin that grows in the garden, cauliflower contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral that we need.

It contains fiber, antioxidants, and is a great low-carb alternative to grains and legumes.

What’s not to like?

UGH! I think this is one of those icky childhood foods that has lingered into my grown-up years.

My mom was a fabulous cook, however when she prepared vegetables, they were sometimes boiled to a fatal state. All the butter and salt in the world couldn’t season the cauliflower enough for me to enjoy it.

That being said, I tried it another “new” way to see if I would kind of like it.

Super Simple Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

After rinsing the head of cauliflower, cut it into florets, remove the thick stem portions, and slice it very thin. Arrange in a single layer on a stone pan (or your favorite roasting pan), drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, add salt, pepper, and about 4 cloves of minced garlic. Toss. Roast in a 400° F oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown, flipping the florets about halfway through.

You got it. I camouflaged the nothingness of this vegetable with garlic. I enjoyed it, even though my pores were somewhat oozing of garlic scent. 

When Mr. Non-Compliant tried it, his comment was, “It’s like putting lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.”

So, there you have it. Maybe another day I’ll try it again. If you love this vegetable, I applaud you. Fortunately, there are loads of other vegetables that I love to make and eat.

Mr. Non-Compliant does pretty well with most of them.

May you find pockets of rest and relaxation during these brilliant summer days.

Sending you love,
Health Coach Carol

“I just found out that cauliflower waffles are a thing now and I just want to say that if anyone ever serves me a cauliflower waffle I will immediately call the police.”—Sarcastic Mommy/Facebook

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