Is Cauliflower the New Kale?

Kale. It’s spinach and cabbage’s weird hick cousin from the sticks. You know you’ve thought that. It looks weird, it tastes even weirder, but a few years ago lots of people decided it was healthy for you so eats lots and lots of kale.

And I do eat it—little bits chopped up in a salad with lots of other veggies because I find it bitter, hence not appetizing. It works well in a smoothie for that same reason. And I can get all the vitamins without actually suffering through the taste of it. Win!

I never wondered why kale went from the weird Tuscan soup ingredient into the visa card of the leafy green world. But all things were made clear when I watched a comic explaining how the folks at Whole Foods had an excess kale problem and decided to rebrand it and market it to everyone. Ahhh, it all makes sense.

And now I see the same thing happening to my old friend cauliflower. It was on some blogs I follow. Then Lida made a tomatoey-cauliflower (that looked like a brain, perfect for halloween), and I heard recipes on the radio. Unlike kale, I’ve liked cauliflower since I was young. And I love it’s versatility—raw and cooked.

But it is kinda bland.

And then I found these:

which I plan to try this weekend. And this from A. C. Cokerill:

So do you think the cauliflower invasion is real or something I just cooked up?

Until next time.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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1 Response to Is Cauliflower the New Kale?

  1. I like “nearly” every vegetable under the sun, minus a couple. Kale is sadly on that list of “um…no thanks”. But I’m glad someone eats it because I don’t want it to feel left out! Give me a beet though and I’m really happy.

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