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Feb 3, 2010

Fight Cancer With Cauliflower
Raw or roasted, steamed or sauteed, it can be incorporated into delicious dishes that please the palate while promoting vibrant health.

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COOKING TIPS
Cauliflower can be eaten raw, and steamed, sautéed, stir-fried, fried, boiled or roasted. You can cook the cauliflower as a whole head or cut into florets.
  • Cauliflower Roasted.
Cut one head into small, even florets. Toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper and dried red pepper to taste; or toss with olive oil, 1/4-cup soy sauce and a dash of pepper. Place in a single layer on a baking tray and cook at 450 F for 20 minutes or until golden around the edges.
  • Cauliflower in Salads
Chop raw cauliflower into different sizes and add it to salads.
Add small florets to your favorite bean salad for extra crunch.
  • Cauliflower in Stirfry
Adds texture to stir-fry dishes. Cut the whole cauliflower into 1/2-inch slices, break into florets and stir-fry according to your favourite recipe. Flat slices of cauliflower cook quickly and have more surface area for the sauce to cling to.
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KITCHEN TIPS
  • Fix quick, healthy snacks: prepare cauliflower as soon as you bring it home, and store in the refrigerator ready to use. 
  • Preparation: To clean, remove the leaves and gently scrape off any brown spots with a knife. Place the cauliflower upside down on a cutting board; carefully cut around and remove the core that keeps the florets intact.
  • Storage: store florets in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Avoid cooking cauliflower in aluminum or iron pots.
When chemical compounds in cauliflower come in contact with aluminum, the vegetable will yellow. When they come in contact with iron, cauliflower turns brown or blue-green.

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Cauliflower: The Cancer-Fighting Crucifer
click here submitted by Care2's Megan, selected from Experience Life by Cary Neff, chef and president of Culinary Innovations, author of bestseller Conscious Cuisine. Visit www.experiencelifemag.com to learn more.
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RECIPES: Curried Cauliflower Soup; Cream of Spinach Soup Creamy Asparagus Soup Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potato; Guiltless Mashed Potatoes.; Savoury Cruciferous Salad   

 

 
 
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