Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

While eating light, one of our favorite dinners is steak and veg.  It's simple, and lean meat and lots of vegetables is perfect if we're trying to shed a few pounds.  We eat a lot of broccoli and asparagus;  we try to avoid the traditional baked potatoes or fries, they are great, but not our friend.  Last night I found a great new recipe; easy and remarkably good, it almost makes up for the lack of fries.

First new recipe of the year:
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Serves 2
1 head cauliflower
4 T olive oil
4 T parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Break cauliflower up into florets

Toss with olive oil, then parmesan , salt and pepper

Layout in a single layer on a cookie sheet

Bake at 400 for approx. 15-20 minutes till tender

Health aspects
By using a stronger flavored cheese you can use less, and in this instance a little goes a long way.  Roasting is a great way to cook using less oil, and brings out a richer flavor, especially compared to steaming.  Cauliflower is a great filling vegetable with a good texture (remember, vegetables have texture, if they don't, they are over cooked).

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