Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) originated in the Mediterranean. The name
comes from the Latin word caulis (stalk) and floris (flower) which is
why we call the individual pieces flowerets. Mark Twain described the
creamy white of head cauliflower as "nothing but cabbage with a college
Low carbers love it because it lends itself to many of the roles that potatoes used to take. It's low in carbohydrates (as well as calories,) and is very, very versatile.
Cauliflower has plenty of nutrition benefits. Like its cousins – broccoli and cabbage – cauliflower, a member of the cruciferous family, is recognized for its cancer-fighting benefits. It's an excellent source of Vitamin C (contains 100% US RDA,) is a good source of Folic Acid as well as Potassium. It provides Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.
Store cauliflower in its wrapping in the crisper section of your refrigerator and use within three to five days.
Here are some of our favorite cauliflower recipes!
Makes 6 servings — 4.3 gram of carbohydrate per serving.
Place chicken broth, salt and wine in a pot and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook for 8 minutes, or until the stock is reduced to half. Add cream and mixture of cornstarch and water to thicken; stir. If using not/Starch, omit water and sprinkle into sauce and stir to thicken.
Transfer the cauliflower to a serving plate. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower, and sprinkle with Paprika for color and pizazz.
Makes 4 servings — 6 grams of carbohydrate per serving made with cornstarch;
4.8 grams of carbohydrate per serving made with not/Starch.
You can buy the Expert Foods' not/Starch used in this recipe from The Low Carb Connoisseur.
This great recipe comes from the Atkins Center and is one of
our real favorites!|
Add tomato and cauliflower florets to skillet. Gently mix until cauliflower is evenly coated with spice mixture. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover; cook 20 minutes, until cauliflower is tender.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes 6 servings — 2.5 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
Contents copyright © 1999 – 2003 Low Carb Luxury.
All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions. No reproduction
without expressed written consent. Site Development by: Accent Design Studios.