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Old 06-24-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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ISO something to make my cauliflower casserole special

ISO something to make my cauliflower casserole special. Something to up the flavor. Here is the challenge, I cannot use any dairy product (no cream, no cheese, no milk, etc...) and I want to keep the color primarily white, i don't mind if it is speckled with a color but it should be mostly white. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-24-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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make florets, then give them a generous dose of olive oil, seasoning, be that old-bay or be that granulated garlic, salt, pepper..... your own preferences; roast these, i usually cook my roast veggies 450-475-ish, stirring/checking thier color often & adjust that (350 or 400) as they cook.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:00 PM   #3
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Dan I have a caper sauce you can pour over cooked cauliflower it has no milk or cheese but it does contain butter. If you can use it let me know and I'd be glad to post for you.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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green onion/leek/chive? (pick one)
Curry powder?
herb of your choice?
cashew/almond butter?
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:45 PM   #5
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There are a number of vegan curry recipes for cauliflower that use potatoes. Maybe you could adapt one of them?

How about a creamy dill bake? You could make a cream sauce with soymilk or almond milk and add a little cayenne, fresh dill and maybe top it with some toasted sesame seeds.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:41 PM   #6
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I like to do a topping of toasted crumbs. If you're avoiding dairy, you can use olive oil.

I start by combining panko crumbs in the food processor with fresh herbs (oregano or marjoram are good with cauliflower) and garlic, then toss the mixture in a hot saute pan. Watch closely so it doesn't burn.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:42 PM   #7
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Blanche it until crisp/tender, then marinate in Italian dressing...Good Seasons or whatever.
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Dan I have a caper sauce you can pour over cooked cauliflower it has no milk or cheese but it does contain butter. If you can use it let me know and I'd be glad to post for you.
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Unfortunately, butter is a dairy product. But that said, since I have no problems with dairy, I'd LOVE to have your recipe!!!

As far as "special" additions to cauliflower, I particular like hot curry powder added, but that will turn the color yellow & you said you don't want that. If you'd like a cheesy flavor, there are a number of vegetarian & vegan cheese options out there you could try, but unfortunately many of them don't melt that well.

As others have suggested, you'd probably do best going with an Italian dressing or Italian herbs seasoning along with some seasoned bread crumbs, minced garlic, etc., etc. That's your best bet to retain the white color you're looking for.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:34 PM   #9
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Cook a large cauliflower in salted water til tender about 20 min.Remove cooked cauliflower to a warm serving plate. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid, soften 1 tab cornstarch in 1 Tab water. Blend cornstarch into reserved cooking liquid stirring constantly. Add, 3 tab each butter and fresh lemon juice1 Tab. grated onion. 1 tea. tumeric,Cook stirring. til sauce thickens Remove from heat Stir in2 Tab capers and pour over cauliflower

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