Adios avocado, ciao kale, there’s a new vegetable taking over your Instagram feed – your grandmother’s favourite brassica, the cauliflower.
As our concerns about the enviroment (and our own growing waistlines) grows, vegetables have become a more popular centre part of our evening meals. And it seems, the cauliflower in particular, has surfaced high on the trending scale.
Banish all thoughts of it being a bland blob, it's now being named the hipster food of the year. Both low in price, and in calories and yet super versatile – it can be boiled, mashed, turned in to rice, baked with mammoths of cheese, and even made in to a flour and then transformed in to chocolate cake.
Umami Cauliflower Pasta! My experiment seems to have worked (@food_to_glow passim), but I sure wish @_rachelrachel_ @madisondixon_ or @unifiedspace_ were here to approve. ���� If you're curious, I roasted Marmite, evoo & #cauliflower with fennel seeds and chilli flakes, fried some good olives and Marcona almonds, and scattered all over #quinoa #pasta. #umami #veganyum #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #glutenfree #vegansofinstagram #recipedevelopment #dinnerinspo #comfortfood #gloobyfood #huffposttaste #saveur #bonappetit @ancientharvest
The recipe de jour is served whole and roasted with thyme and a shave of hard cheese and truffle oil. You'll find these served on the menu at Soho House and Berber & Q. Try it yourself at home with help from Jamie Oliver, ‘a vegan alternative to a classic roast, this spiced, roasted cauliflower is just the ticket,’ as he says. Or follow this handy video from The New York Times.