Why is a teleconference online meeting platform called Calliflower? Well, why not? Conversations are in bloom at Calliflower, and we believe in a fresh approach… Also, we love Cauliflower. It’s low in fat, low in carbohydrates, high in fibre, high in Vitamin C and contains high levels of a cancer-fighting agent called sulforaphane. A very healthy, pretty vegetable that deserves a place in your diet.

So, if you’re looking to cook up a great conference call, check out our ingredients HERE

But if you’re looking for something tasty,  here are some free cauliflower recipes you should try!

Fatimah’s Dad’s Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time: 10 minutes (about the same time as an efficient online meeting)
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

• 1 medium to large head cauliflower
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, your favorite blend
• 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
• salt and pepper

Preparation:

While you’re waiting for your attendees to join, line a large baking pan with foil; spray lightly with cooking spray. Heat oven to 425°.
Calliflower will send you an SMS message once your first participant arrives on the call bridge, so don’t worry about missing your meeting. In a large bowl or food storage bag toss the cauliflower florets with the olive oil, curry powder, and cilantro. Spread out on the baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

Roast for about 25 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.

Classic Calliflower Cheese Cauliflower

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

• 1 head of Califlower
• 2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
• 2 tbsp (25 mL) all-purpose flour
• 1 cup (250 mL) milk
• 1 cup (250 mL) shredded extra old cheddar cheese
• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dry mustard
• 1 Pinch cayenne pepper

Preparation

Cheese Sauce: In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, salt, pepper, mustard and cayenne pepper until cheese is melted. (Make-ahead: Transfer to microwaveable container; let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat in microwave.)

Meanwhile, cut cauliflower into florets; Place in steamer over boiling water; cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 9 minutes.

Transfer to serving platter. Pour cheese sauce over cauliflower.

Calliflower’s Curry Cauliflower Compote

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

• 3/4 cup (175 mL) Balkan-style plain yogurt
• 1/4 cup (50 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tsp (5 mL) curry powder
• 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
• 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
• 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground coriander
• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger
• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
• 1 head cauliflower, (2-1/2 lb/1.25 kg)
• 1 large onion, cut into eighths
• 6 cloves garlic
• 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
• 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh coriander or fresh chives

Preparation

This is a great dip you can nibble on during your teleseminar. In large bowl, stir together 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the yogurt, oil, curry powder, salt, cumin, coriander, ginger and pepper. Cut cauliflower into florets; add to yogurt mixture along with onion and garlic, tossing to coat.

Spread on large foil-lined baking sheet; roast in 425°F (220°C) oven, stirring once, until tender and browned, about 40 minutes. Let cool.

In food processor, purée cauliflower mixture, remaining yogurt and lemon juice until fairly smooth with a few chunks. Stir in coriander. Eat with pita or tortilla chips.

Nielsen Family Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cups coarsely chopped fresh cauliflower
1 – 10 ounce can condensed chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
buttered croutons
chopped parsley

Rob loves this and will sustain his development work on our Webinar platform with this hearty dish. Melt butter in large saucepan. Sauté onion until tender. Stir in cauliflower and condensed chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.

Smoothly combine flour and milk. Add the mixture to the saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens.

Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle with buttered croutons and parsley.

Buttered Croutons:

1 1/2 cups bread cubes
2 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Toss bread cubes in melted butter. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.