Monday, May 17, 2010

Out of season...

It's starting to get hot here, sadly this means much of my local produce is gone gone gone.
No more avocados from my friends tree, no more kirbies (small cucumbers), no more scallions so delicious you could eat them as a meal. 
The last of the last for now, local Florida avocado with a kirby salad and grilled chicken thighs.

Question for the day; how do you fare with caulliflower? I noticed that it "bloats" me a bit. Now I don't know if that is because I just eat to much of my fav caulliflower rice or if it just doesn't agree with me. Would be interested to get your experience.

Happy monday everyone and make it a good week. What goals have YOU set for yourself this week?

9 comments:

Shanna said...

Mmmm fresh avocados...I hadn't cooked cauliflower in AGES until just a couple weeks ago. My kids LOVE broccoli so I thought I'd give the white stuff a go, and they LOVED it just as much. Steamed, with a little butter, a little salt and voila! I don't love it as much as broccoli...but if they like it I'll fix it ;)

Megan said...

Hi Marc,

You're not alone, I can't eat cauliflower or broccoli. Brussels sprouts, carrots, cabbage, etc don't agree with me either but I'll still eat them occasionally and deal with the bloating.

Have a good week!

Marc said...

Shanna,
Try chooping it up raw (or in the food processor) and then you can fry it up and make "cauliflower rice". So yummy.
My kids hate the white stuff ;-)

Megan,
Why do you think?

Marc

Natalie said...

Cauliflower is one of our favorites, steamed, raw, it's all good. My kids love it as much as broccoli, which is to say, a lot. Prety great for a veggie!

Twon said...

My efforts with Cauliflower Rice/ mashed have never ended too well. I don't own a processor so it's grated for me.

I do enjoy adding it frozen to whatever i'm frying, it absorbs the flavors wonderfully. Especially since I cook foods spicy.

Erin said...

I do not eat cauliflower often, but when I do its usually combined with several ingredients in a big meal, and I get mildly uncomfortable. I have never been able to 100% tie it to the cauliflower, but I suspect that is the culprit.

Marc said...

Natalie,
Raw seems ok for me...but again maybe that's because I eat a lot less of it when I eat it raw.

Twon,
Try turning down the heat in the beginning of cooking and turnig it up ay the end to brown it a bit.

Erin,
You said it better then I did.
"mildly uncomfortable"
Yup..that's it.

Marc

sarena said...

I love it. I recently steamed it, blended it with a bit of coconut milk, some coconut oil, fresh garlic,salt and pepper. YUM!

Marc said...

Hi Sarena,
Nice to have you back ;-)

It seems when I boil it, i have less tummy issues.

Marc