Archive | January, 2012

Welcome to The Cauliflower Capers!

29 Jan

I’m Ang, and this is my “everything” blog.  I used to have a food-only blog but got a bit bored of talking about food and only food all the time.  I hope that The Cauliflower Capers will come to reflect all of my interests, not just food, not just dieting… everything.  I love to craft (knitting, crochet, decoupage, whatever catches my interest), read (love my Kindle), and I am very slowly getting interested in exercise.

Why cauliflower?

In October 2011 I made a major change to my diet and started eating Primally.  In a nutshell, this means that I no longer eat grains (including rice and corn), sugar, processed foods and so forth. If you want to learn more, then check out Mark’s Daily Apple to get started.

As a substitute for rice, pasta, couscous and so forth, I found myself eating an astonishing amount of cauliflower.  I’d never given much thought to cauliflower before, other than to occasionally enjoy cauliflower cheese and push florets of soggy, overcooked cauliflower around my plate, but now I love it.  Cauliflower mash with stickily fried sausages (no rusk, please!), cauliflower ‘rice’ pilaf with Moroccan meatballs. cauliflower pizza bases.  It is endlessly versatile!  Some people even make rice puddings with it!  Aside from it being a very handy carb substitute, it is incredibly good for you and high in vitamin C.

(If anyone’s wondering how Primal eating is working out for me… I’ve lost 31lb since October 2011.  This is pretty amazing for me as I am on a huge dose of corticosteroids and have always struggled to lose any weight.)

So… welcome!