Cauliflower Three Ways

We tested 3 bbq cauliflower recipes and posted the results for you below.

The first recipe is from the video posted below:

Review:  I followed this recipe substituting brown rice flower for the all purpose flour. My first problem was that some of the cauliflower clusters with the batter sort of stuck to my slipat baking mat.  Second, it seems to be in the oven for a long time – 50 mins. Third, it ended up being a method to consume about a cup of frank’s hot sauce in one sitting.  I am not certain I wanted that much salt.  It was tasty, I might cook it again. However, I am willing to try a different way.  Tip:  if you are lazy, you could just slice the cauliflower into steaks which makes everything easier and probably uses less batter.

Behind door #2 is the next recipe.  The good folks over at forksoverknives offer this alternative approach which is next on our list.  Did you ever wish you could just purchase the food seen in the photo?

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https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/crispy-buffalo-cauliflower/

Out of the three methods, this one came out the best.  It could still use a few tweaks. However, it was easy to batter, you get crunch and it cooks quick.

And Behind door #3 – finally a reason to fire up my smoker since I stopped eating meat.

 

I thought this was going to be the winner.  However, my 5 minute par boil and 50 minutes in the smoker didn’t seem to cook it enough.  I used hickory chips and for me the flavor just wasn’t that special.  More time and research is required to start to use the smoker for veggies.

Is It Time To Let Dairy Fail?

I came across an interesting article from the UK discussing milk politics and confusion.  I wonder if the US has a similar issue.  Here is the beginning of the article with links to the source of the crisis and what some people in the UK are planning to do about it.

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A recent article by a dairy chief executive describes an industry in crisis, stating that demand for milk products are falling. It blames health professionals for warning the younger generations away from dairy, and speaks of a new ‘three-a-day’ dairy campaign to be launched soon. This initiative will promote daily portions of milk, butter and cheese.

But hang on a minute: why are we being told yet again to ignore the experts? At the risk of stating the obvious, surely when it comes to issues relating to health, health professionals are the ones with the answers. NHS guidelines state to use butter sparingly, and warn against the high fat and salt content in cheese, so the idea of promoting these products under the guise of a health initiative seems a tad bizarre.”

Read the rest of the article here……

http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/tle-pick/is-it-time-to-let-dairy-fail/13/09/