How To Get Your Family To Beg For CauliflowerPosted by Janet on Feb 27, 2012 in Recipes, Vegetables | 2 comments
Yes, I said beg!!
Let’s face it, aren’t you tired of being the one begging the kids to eat their veggies? (And you know why you shouldn’t be doing that -right?)
When it comes right down to it, there’s a big difference between getting the gang to eat vegetables, and getting them to like vegetables! You can resort to all kinds of tricks that will result in those veggies being choked down (rewards, bribes, coercion… even enlisting the family dog!), but in the long term you have to remember what you’re working towards.
Healthy eating will happen if those healthy foods are readily available, lovely to look at, and delicious to eat. It’s really that simple!
So, rather than scheming and plotting how you’re going to entice the gang at dinner time, spend a few minutes throwing together this incredibly simple, healthy and delicious dish and let the veggies take care of the rest. Honestly, whenever I make this it rarely makes it to the table. Everyone hovers over the pan as it comes out of the oven and devours it as soon as it’s cool enough to eat! If you don’t believe me, make it tonight and see for yourself! It’s so easy, it almost doesn’t even qualify as a recipe.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Wash 1 head of cauliflower, trim and chop or break into bite-sized florets or pieces of equal size.
Dump the cauliflower in a large bowl.
Drizzle with olive oil (a few good glugs) and toss until it’s all coated lightly.
Sprinkle liberally with curry powder and toss together.
Season with a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
Place the cauliflower in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned, then turn and bake for about the same amount of time again. Watch to see that it doesn’t burn – you just want it toasty!
See how long it lasts!
P.S. Don’t be afraid to try this with other veggies. Roasting is a simple way to make just about any vegetable pure heaven. Just be sure to watch the temperature and roasting time, because softer veggies will need less time and a lower temp.)
Let me know what you think!
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