May 25, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower

I had a good friend through out college and high school - and he always used to tease me. About my hair, or my weird clothes, or how bad I am at driving. Basically he assumed the position of the big brother I never had. And all of these things were fine - I took them like a big kid.

But the one thing I will never forget him saying - was that I couldn't cook. He'd never experienced my cooking - never tasted a thing I had made, but he was certain. Britt can't do anything good in the kitchen. So, anytime I am in the kitchen, feeling like a failure: I think of him. And I tell myself, you can do it. Prove him wrong. make something spectacular.

Which brings us to cauliflower. Okay, so I know this is one of those recipes that has you scratching your head. To make, or not to make? You've seen the picture: looks delish... Read the ingredients: I don't think so. But wait, wait, wait. Let me convince you. First off, balanced diet - how often do you have cauliflower? Not often, right? This is your ticket. The bread crumb mixture you put on top is the best thing ever. It tastes like a crumble you'd put on a pie or something. I was seriously thinking of all the sweet things that I could throw this on. So try it. Just once. For me. And to prove my friend wrong. You will not regret it. Promise.
love, another skeptical girl in the kitchen.
1 large head of cauliflower
3 cups of breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons maple agave
1 tablespoon Chinese mustard
1. steam cauliflower until just tender, drain.
2. Place in baking dish in oven for 5 minutes at 350° to dry out heads. (that way they are crisp and delicious!)
3. Cover cauliflower with bread mixture.
4. bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until well browned.
If you make this, please let me know how it worked out for you - flop or not. I basically just threw all this stuff together into a bowl and made it happen - and then approximated the ingredients. So if you have an opinion, or an update - please share.

Day 25/31 of blogging EVERY DAY IN MAY.


  1. That looks delish.. I can't cook. Really I can't but I wish someone would make this for me. I want different ways of having cauliflower

  2. I'm gonna print this and give it to my seester right away. She is ALWAYS trying to make Cauliflower and I get so bored of it. This looks great and something new.

  3. Stupid boy. Men don't know anything. Granted, my honest opinion is that he was trying to coax yo into making him free food. Glad it didn't work.

  4. I will. I love cauliflower and all it's cauliflower glory, so if you say I'll love this, I'm gonna believe you.

  5. Mmm..this cauliflower recipe looks delicious. I'll give it a try.


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