I have never liked my vegetables raw, especially when I was a kid. No carrots, no beets, no cabbage, no cauliflower. Thankfully our mom fried them with butter and they had this brown look to them. It was so yummy, so of course I carried on the tradition to my marriage. My husband never complained but I know he tried to make me a steamed veggie believer.
*one cauliflower is from the store, the other one is from the market, same price. Can you guess which one is from the market?
I carried the frying tradition to the point where the vegetables were not recognizable because of frying and they were dripping of butter. Not the healthiest way to have your veggies. I am sure that the nutritional value of these veggies was nearly zero by that point.
I started appreciating steamed veggies about 3 or 4 years ago. Somehow I made the switch, I can’t even remember why. But it happened. I haven’t really cooked any of the “burnt” veggies for a very long time now and I am glad!
And as of this weekend, I can’t get enough of raw cauliflower. I am restricting myself from bread and flour products, mostly for gluten reasons. Because of this, I have nothing to eat hummus with….my husband makes the best hummus in the world so naturally I can’t just pass on it. It just tastes amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
At some birthday parties in the past, I have seen raw cauliflower with dip but I never understood the people eating raw cauliflower. Ever!!! But something happened in my brain and I cut a bowlful of raw cauliflower that I could eat with the amazing hummus. And it was the greatest experience ever. The rest of the weekend I ate nothing else other than raw cauliflower. My body was craving it!
Do you like raw cauliflower? What is your favourite vegetable?