Tag Archives: cauliflower

Cauliflower with Crispy Crumbs

Tweet I enjoy all sorts of vegetables, but cauliflower is one of my favorites. As a child, my siblings and I were introduced to this cruciferous vegetable with my mother’s Macaroni and Cauliflower soup. I use this healthy, versatile, vegetable in a myriad of ways. I make a tangy lemon and caper cauliflower that can […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Penne & Pinoli

Tweet I love, love, love cauliflower! This dish is so Sicilian with the pine nuts (pinoli) and currants (passoli) but you can certainly substitute chopped walnuts and raisins if that’s what you have in your pantry. The currants add a touch of sweetness which balances out the spicy pepper flakes. After a busy day, sometimes I […]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

Tweet May was one big holiday for me! The first half of the month, my son and I went to New Orleans for a special Mother’s Day trip and the remainder of May was spent at our family cabin in Northern California. I have several recipes to share and a story … or two. As […]

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Cauliflower Tart (Crustless)

Tweet There are four major groups of cauliflower and hundreds of varieties used around the world. Of these groups: Italian, Northwest European biennial, Northern European annual and Asian, the Italian is the ancestral form from which the others are derived. This recipe calls for the white variety you find most often in the market. Actually, […]

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Cauliflower in Lemon-Caper Sauce

Tweet   Capers are a small but distinctive ingredient in Sicilian cooking. The caper bush grows wild on the Italian Islands of Salina (Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily) and Pantelleria (Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea and summer home of Giorgio Armani). It is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. The […]

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Cauliflower Greens Restelli

Tweet This recipe was created by a sous chef at the St. Louie Union Train Station, for the droves of Italian immigrants passing through in the late 1800’s. I came across it while reading Appetite for America. It is the story of Fred Harvey, a young immigrant who worked his way up from dishwasher to […]

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Roasted Mashed Cauliflower

Tweet   I love how sweet cauliflower gets when it’s roasted. Quite a different taste from a flowerette on a crudite platter. I’m not a fan of this vegetable in it’s raw form. It’s as if it’s not even the same vegetable, I don’t care how much dip you swirl it through. But when it’s […]

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Macaroni & Cauliflower Soup

Tweet To most Americans, macaroni usually means the elbow type. Growing up we called ALL pasta macaroni. It wasn’t spaghetti and sauce, it was just we’re going to nonni’s on Sunday for macaroni. So don’t let the title of this dish confuse you. We never use a short macaroni, it’s either fettuccini or some other […]

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Sformato di Cavolifiori

Sformato di Cavolfiore

Tweet     A sformato is similar to a souffle but not as airy so you don’t have to worry about it falling. They almost always contain beaten eggs, and usually a white sauce. You can make it with vegetables, like mushrooms, spinach or zucchini. I’ve had them with pasta or rice as well. Traditionally, it […]

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