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Cauliflower – The Master of Disguise

If you’re looking to cook cauliflower in a way that disguises its presence, there are several creative methods you can do. This can be especially useful for incorporating more vegetables into meals or for those who aren’t particularly fond of the taste or texture of cauliflower.

Transform cauliflower into “rice.” Start by washing the cauliflower and then drying it thoroughly. Break it into florets and pulse them in a food processor until they resemble the texture of rice. You can then sauté the cauliflower rice in a bit of oil with garlic, onion, and a pinch of salt, or use it as a base for dishes like stir-fry or pilaf. This way, the cauliflower takes on the flavours of the dish, making it less detectable.  Use your favourite curry blend to make a delicious fried rice with a spicy difference, we highly recommend Durban Curry Masala for this one.

Another popular option is to make cauliflower mash. Steam or boil the cauliflower until it’s very tender, then blend it with ingredients like butter, cream cheese, garlic, and salt until it reaches a smooth consistency similar to mashed potatoes. Great topping for an shepherd’s pie!  Seriously, they won’t be able to tell the difference…shhh! our little secret!

Cauliflower can also be baked into dishes where it’s mixed with other flavours that can overshadow its mild taste. Incorporating cauliflower into a cheesy casserole or blending it into sauces (like Alfredo or cheese sauce) can effectively disguise it. Chopping it finely and adding it to meatballs or meatloaf is another way to sneak in the vegetable without it being the star of the dish.

Try tandoori cauliflower for a spicy and easy snack.  You can use your Butter chicken blend for mild or Tandoori curry masala blend for a hot tandoori mix coating.

Creating a cauliflower pizza base is a fantastic way to enjoy a healthier version of a good home-made pizza. The process involves transforming cauliflower into a dough-like consistency, which then serves as the crust for your pizza. Click here for a simple way to make a cauliflower pizza base.

Such a clever vegetable!

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