Raise your hand if you love cauliflower.
Good for you! Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C and manganese, both antioxidants. It also has anti-inflammatories, fiber, and a number of B vitamins.
You noticed that my hand wasn't raised earlier?
It's true. Although I love most veggies, I generally skip right over cauliflower in favor of broccoli. Or carrots. Or green beans. Or pretty much anything else.
I decided that needed to change, so I tried out a bunch of recipes that use cauliflower. And tried them. And tried a couple more. And finally found a cauliflower recipe that I not only like, I love. As in, I ate it for a meal. Several days in a row. And thought about it at work all morning leading up to lunch time. (And no, that's not just because I'm pregnant.)
It's just that good. It's also fast, and easy, which makes it even more of a win. Cauliflower is steamed until it is just soft, not mushy. Then it is tossed with a cheddar mustard sauce so good that you will want some bread to mop up every last drop. It's not light by any means, but I take comfort in the fact that it's probably better for me than mac and cheese. And I'd much rather have a bowl of this than of mac and cheese. True story.
If you've been looking for a reason to love cauliflower, or if you just want an amazingly impressive side dish that is easy to prepare (perhaps for V-day?) give this a try. You won't regret it, and you just might dream about it.
Cauliflower with Cheddar Mustard Cream Sauce