The Magical World of Cauliflower

PaleoI probably eat at least one head of cauliflower every week. I don’t get tired of it because you can do so many different things it. Roast it, grill it, turn it into rice, or just eat it raw. Cauliflower is nutrient dense,  and is high in fiber and Vitamin C. So if you’re not eating your cauliflower, consider adopting a humble little lumpy head today.

*Cauliflower Rice*

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1626071845/another-simpler-version-of-cauliflower-rice

I’ve probably made cauliflower rice a dozen different ways. It’s a bit messy, but very easy, and tastes great with anything you’d eat on top of rice. Remember that curry I made with coconut milk last week? I put it on top of cauliflower rice that I cooked in ghee (organic clarified butter, I

like Purity Farms brand from the Co-op) with garlic salt and dried Thai chiles.

*Cocoa Toasted Cauliflower*

http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2011/01/11/cocoa-toasted-cauliflower

Yes, cocoa is paleo, and yes, it tasted good in savory dishes. Roasting cauliflower brings out its nutty flavor, so if you’re not up for the cocoa adventure, just try roasting some cauliflower with coconut oil or ghee and salt and pepper.

*Mashed Cauliflower*

Miss mashed potatoes? I don’t; I just make mashed cauliflower. I could probably find an actual recipe for this, but I’ll just tell you how I do it. Get a few bags of frozen cauliflower and cook them up in the microwave. Add ghee, garlic salt, and pepper. If you’ve got an immersion blender, it works really well to mash and blend your cauliflower all up. A food processor works fine as well. Serve with anything that tastes good with mashed potatoes. I frequently eat my mashed cauliflower with kielbasa and sauerkraut. I tend to use frozen cauliflower anytime I’m going to mash or blend it up–it ends up kind of mushy after being frozen, so it’s easier. Paleo shortcuts!

 *Cauliflower Hummus*

This was a new one I tried this weekend. Normally hummus calls for tahini (sesame paste), but I didn’t have any, so I made my own substitutions. First, I cooked up a bag of frozen cauliflower and let it cool. Then I threw in about a tablespoon of sunflower seed butter, a teaspoon of sesame

oil, a couple of glugs of olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, a garlic clove, a teaspoon of cumin, couple of shakes of paprika, and salt and pepper. It all went in the food processor until it was smooth, and I served it with some carrots and broccoli. I think I managed to wow my non-paleo

friends with this simple snack. I actually have even more cauliflower recipes than this, but I need to protect at least some of my paleo secrets. Join me next week when I can write all about trying to travel with my non-paleo hooligan friends over the 4th of July. I’m sure it will be a cliff hanger…or I’ll end up really bloated from ice cream. Can I survive!?! Guess I’m about to find out.

–Tifferz

A.

Accumulate 3 min. of a plank hold. If that’s too easy, add a plate on your back.

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Handstand technique

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AMRAP in 8 min.

15 Mason Twists (R+L=1) (14/10)

15 Box Jumps (w/ step down) (20’’/12’’)