Cauliflower isn’t the most exciting veggie out there. I know a lot us enjoy it in a creamy, cheese sauce but since I’m trying to make healthier choices that wasn’t an option. I would usually go for a carb-heavy meal (because who doesn’t love carbs?) but they aren’t exactly the best for someone who is trying to shed some weight.
Mother-daughter bonding day was in full swing and we came hungry. We decided to go to Doppio Zero in Sandton City for lunch and for starters we had this delicious guacamole with tortilla crisps (avo is life!).
My main meal was a salt & pepper sirloin rubbed with coarse salt & cracked pepper, cauliflower mash, roast veg & chimichurri sauce. My mother’s main meal was a Thai red coconut veg curry, butternut, sweet potato, chickpeas, mushrooms & peppers with jasmine rice, chickpea fritters & fresh coriander. I had a taste of hers and would’ve chosen that instead, it was divine.
In one serving of cauliflower you get 77% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, who would’ve known? Cauliflower also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is known to prevent certain types of cancer such as breast cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer and ovarian cancer.
So now with all that said and done, I think I’ll be adding cauliflower into my ‘diet’ (for lack of a better word). When it comes to taste, mash potatoes win this hands down but but cauliflower mash does have a starchy consistency so I might get used to it and start enjoying it more.
Salt & pepper sirloin price: R135
Coconut veg curry: R86