Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable that’s a significant source of nutrients, in fact cauliflower contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral that you need. It also contains unique plant compounds that may reduce the risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Additionally, it’s weight loss friendly and incredibly easy to add to your diet.

It’s certainly one of our favourite vegetables and I know many ‘low carbers’ enjoy it in their menu plans. It seems that cauliflower is having a renaissance. Yes, it can sometimes be a little more expensive, so keep your eyes open for any special offers that your local store or supermarket may have.

Loaded Cauliflower Mash


Serves Four

1½ lbs (650g) cauliflower, cut into florets

2 oz. (55g) butter, room temperature

4 oz. (110g) cream cheese, room temperature

salt and ground black pepper, to taste

4 oz. (110g) bacon, chopped

1 cup (4 oz./110g) shredded/grated cheddar cheese

½ oz. (2 1⁄3 tbsp/14g) scallions/spring onions, thinly sliced

½ cup (120ml) sour cream


Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower


1 Head of Cauliflower

4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

1 Clove Garlic, grated or pressed

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil


Garlic and chilli prawns with cauliflower rice


Serves Two

300g (10oz) cauliflower, cut into florets

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2.5cm (1in) piece fresh ginger, finely grated

150g (5oz) raw king prawns

5 spring onions, (scallions) sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced

1 courgette, (zucchini) cut into ribbons

50g (2oz) frozen garden peas, defrosted

For the dressing

1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh coriander leaves, plus extra to garnish

1 tsp clear honey

1 lime, juiced

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp. soy sauce


I hope you may try one (or all) of these recipe suggestions soon

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All the best Jan

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