I accepted his challenge/request because it's so rare that MJ expresses any type of opinion about what we eat other than to say "this is great, Julie! I can't wait to do dishes!"
I love cauliflower, but it's a big pain to chop up and makes a huge mess. I know that you can buy pre-chopped cauliflower, but that's cheating.
The Chickpea family has a famous "Popcorn Cauliflower" recipe that involves a lot of spices and a lot of oil. Over the years I'm modified this recipe, and my version of Popcorn Cauliflower goes something like this:
- Preheat oven to 400
- Chop up 2 heads of cauliflower so there's almost no stem/trunk (you know - if you picture them as little trees, we only want the leaves).
- Put all your tiny cauliflower tops into a big zip lock bag
- Add a little bit (1/8 tsp) of the following spices:
- garlic powder
- onion powder
So anyway, I made Julie's version of the Chickpea family popcorn cauliflower recipe. This time I also baked some chicken. MJ added some orange/teriyaki glaze to his chicken, which is pictured below:
Do you have a cauliflower recipe you love? Let me know!