That was the refrain of a song from a TV show my kids used to watch when they were toddlers. We still shout it out at my house now and again—I just love those kids' songs that promote healthy foods kids might otherwise turn their nose up to.
Cauliflower is one of those (“Is that just white broccoli?” my daughter asked suspiciously years ago) that kids aren’t too sure about, but is in season right now and so easy to prepare.
If you aren’t a fan, the health benefits might make you think twice. Cauliflower’s nutrients (thiamin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorous, fiber, vitamins C, K and B6, folate, potassium, manganese) support the body’s detox system, its antioxidant system and its anti-inflammatory system, all of which increase cancer risk when they are out of whack.
Raw or cooked, cauliflower is a great addition to meals and available this time of year at both the grocery store (go with organic if you can!) and the farmers markets around town (best option!).
Here are some links to two favorite and very different recipes that include cauliflower:
Nava Altas has put together some of my favorite cookbooks. This recipe is an Italian/Indian fusion that sound funny, but tastes yummy:
Jamie Oliver (you know him from his TV show Food Revolution) has a wonderful warm cauliflower risotto that hits the spot:
Try these and let me know in the comments what you think!