Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

An Ode To Cauliflower



Recommended Posts

Guest

Not really an ode; I'm not a composer. If I were I'd write a lil' song to a very overlooked, beautiful vegetable that I've been sleeping on.

  • Cauliflower rice completes my Thai takeaway.
  • Steamed cauliflower is great instead of plain potatoes.
  • Grilled cauliflower adds umami to - let's be honest - sometimes bland post-bariatric dishes.

But there's a new thing in town!

I was browsing the frozen meals section at the store. As usual, most dishes are 600+ calories and I'm a single dude. I can't eat all that in one sitting. Yet lo and behold, cauliflower gratin with lean, shredded ham. Could that be good, I wondered? Surely not. 284 calories for such a huge dish? This must suck. Oh well, let's try.

45 minutes in the oven, grated a little bit of parmesan cheese on it (80 cals worth) and my god, what a feast! Had half of this and I'm saving the other half for dinner 2.

Here's to cauliflower!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hahahaha, I love cauliflower too. I am Indian so I love making cauliflower curry and it's heaven 😂

Though at this stage, it still feels a little heavy, so I can only do about 1/4 to 1/3rd of a cup.

I also have cauliflower rice in the freezer, though I have yet to try it. I may try making fried rice or may be even a Vegetable Biryani from it lol.

Edited by DaisyAndSunshine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can make "wings" with cauliflower! Roast florets in the oven until they have some color and toss them in sauce (if you can handle spicy do buffalo style or there are low sugar bbq sauces out there). I was extremely skeptical but they absolutely have that "meaty" texture and scratches that bar food itch!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

2 hours ago, pintsizedmallrat said:

You can make "wings" with cauliflower!

I've never had "wings" :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegies. Baked, fried, battered, stir-fried, grilled. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Cauli mash is a fave of mine. Boil until soft, drain, stick in a blender with salt, pepper, nutritional yeast if you're vegan, powdered Parmesan if you're not. Blend. Devour with sausages and greens. Purest happy-place comfort food without the carbs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, MiniGastricBypassDude said:

I was browsing the frozen meals section at the store.

Which store please?

Also a massive cauli fan here - hangover from my Keto days when I must have eaten it almost every day in some form. And celeriac (celery root). Makes nice pretend fries baked in the oven with oil, and also very low carb and low calorie.

I have never tried cauli as wings - definitely gonna give that a go - thank you for that idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought a cauliflower crust frozen pizza a couple of weeks ago. Haven't tried it yet. I think it's called "CauliPOWER" or something funny. I haven't gotten into the whole cauliflower mashed potatoes, etc. yet. I need to give it a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

3 hours ago, Spinoza said:

Which store please?

Some local Scandi, unfortunately :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah - thought it might have been a chain we have in Ireland too! Thanks anyway - will definitely keep my eyes peeled for anything similar here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

40 minutes ago, Spinoza said:

Ah - thought it might have been a chain we have in Ireland too! Thanks anyway - will definitely keep my eyes peeled for anything similar here.

Just checked, it's definitely not over there from that brand :/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, GradyCat said:

I bought a cauliflower crust frozen pizza a couple of weeks ago. Haven't tried it yet. I think it's called "CauliPOWER" or something funny. I haven't gotten into the whole cauliflower mashed potatoes, etc. yet. I need to give it a try.

I bought one of those... then I read the ingredients... it's full of rice flour! Not low carb at all.

I bought the green giant or birds eye cauliflower mash (I used to buy it pre-surgery too!) and cooked the whole thing but ate about 1/4 to 1/2 cup with most of my meals for a few days. It was good with the spicy chicken I made because it soaked up all the sauce. it also went well with the barber chicken cordon bleu (I eat half of one for a meal).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 1/18/2022 at 9:00 AM, GradyCat said:

I bought a cauliflower crust frozen pizza a couple of weeks ago. Haven't tried it yet. I think it's called "CauliPOWER" or something funny. I haven't gotten into the whole cauliflower mashed potatoes, etc. yet. I need to give it a try.

GradyCat I actually really the the Caulipower pizzas- I have an autoimmune disease that makes eating gluten a risky affair for me (HIVES suck) so I used to eat those pizzas before I had surgery. I really like their Margherita and I recently bought a buffalo chicken pizza by them as well (haven't tried it yet)

If there's any piece of advice I can offer is that sometimes you have to cook the cauliflower pizza a touch longer just to get a nice crispy crust. Hope you like them!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Sunshine Princess

      I just had a teaspoon of hummus with a teaspoon of avocado topped with a teaspoon of greek yogurt and it. was. GLORIOUS. I'm four days out and my surgeon gave me the greenlight to work in small amounts of pureed food. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • lizardskelter

      done
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • heyitsdilly

      I've officially surpassed 80lbs of weight loss! Working on that 100lbs!
      · 1 reply
      1. acopas

        Way to go!

    • Songbyrd420

      Kind of nervous, as expected. One month out from surgery!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • lauren.g

      😫 Hi, I’m new to bariatricpal! I am 8 days post op VSG. I am struggling very badly. I’ve been so emotional because I feel like I’m doing wrong. I’m afraid I’ll eat or drink to fast or eat the wrong thing. I’ve been on Pinterest and YouTube constantly for help. I have followed all of my surgeons and dieticians instructions. I just don’t know if my body is getting enough. Today, I am weak, sore, and just exhausted. 
      · 2 replies
      1. Tara A

        It passes!! Everyone goes though it! It is a short term emotion! I'm almost five years post op! You made the right decision! Don't focus on the change right now. Try to entertain your mind. What your feeling only last about a week. It's related to your body adjusting and you mind adjusting. You got this!!

      2. SleeverSk

        I agree with Tara it's hard right now but it gets better do t forget your hormones will be all over the place you may even feel depressed. Be kind to yourself reach out and talk to people how you are feeling .

  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×