Whole Cauliflower with Turmeric Sauce

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This is an easy but very tasty cauliflower recipe. The fun presentation of a whole cauliflower, first blanched in vegetable stock, then dressed with a creamy tangy turmeric sauce, which can be made ahead of time, and topped with some chopped greens.

  • 1 head Cauliflower, ca 750 grams
  • Vegetable broth to boil the cauliflower
  • 20 g Butter
  • 2 tsp White spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 125 ml Warm vegetable broth
  • 125 ml Milk at room-temperature
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt and peppercorn to taste
  • 1 tbsp Chopped rock leaves or parsley
  1. Clean and wash the cauliflower, discarding the leaves, and remove about 1 inch of the hard core, making sure the florets don't fall off. Bring a large pot of vegetable broth to a boil. Add in the whole cauliflower and cook, covered, until cauliflower is tender, but not mushy, about 12 minutes.
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Sprinkle in the flour and turmeric powder. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add in the warm vegetable stock and milk. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened. Season with lemon juice, pinch of sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Put the whole cauliflower on a warm serving platter. Spoon the sauce over the top and sprinkle with the chopped greens. Serve immediately.

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105 comments:

Medeja 6/2/14 07:21

What a good looking idea to serve cauliflower. Instead of making salad you just serve whole with sauce, which sounds delicious ;)

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Elzbieta Hester 6/2/14 08:16

I'm in the mood for cauliflower. That turmeric sauce is a wonderful idea. Fantastic dish! :) ela

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Lenia 6/2/14 08:22

This is fantastic!I adore cauliflower!Very pretty presentation!
Hugs,dear!

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My Kitchen Stories 6/2/14 08:39

Wow this is gorgeously exotic Angie!. I love the tumeric sauce especially

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 6/2/14 08:53

Delicious and healthy! At the moment, I eat lots of cauliflower. I love this versatile vegetable.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Jasna Varcakovic 6/2/14 11:49

Plain and pale cauliflower got dressed in yellow; beautiful!

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Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 6/2/14 12:28

What an impressive presentation. The bright yellow turmeric sauce looks fabulous over the white cauliflower.
Sam

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Liz Berg 6/2/14 13:09

What a gorgeous way to serve cauliflower! And I bet it's super delicious, too!

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Joanne 6/2/14 13:33

That is such a beauty!! I really love the turmeric sauce...great for a pop of color and lots of anti-inflammatory power!

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Veena Theagarajan 6/2/14 15:28

Looks yum! Love the clicks too

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Elisabeth Pregadio 6/2/14 16:53

Angie, I love cauliflower every-which way prepared, and even raw; this is an awesome presentation...not to mention the divine turmeric sauce poured over the beautiful cauliflower! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! xo

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Finla 6/2/14 18:40

I would have never thought of making a sauce with turmeric, i love the idea.

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fimère .b 6/2/14 19:04

une jolie version une sauce jaune est magnifique
bonne soirée

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grace 6/2/14 20:01

what a very unique way to prepare and serve cauliflower! i'm impressed, angie!

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Catherine 6/2/14 21:19

Dear Angie, WHat a beautiful presentation and so healthy with the turmeric sauce. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 6/2/14 21:39

What a great way to change up the usual cauliflower dish!

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Eva Taylor 6/2/14 22:01

What a unique way to serve cauliflower, I particularly love the way you cut into it, quite pretty indeed. And that gorgeous turmeric sauce makes this a spectacular dish.
Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

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Rosita Vargas 6/2/14 22:09

Linda versiòn sencilla y saludable la salsa irresistible,abrazos y saludos.

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GG 6/2/14 22:17

This is a great way to serve a cauliflower, it looks amazing. GG

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Beth 6/2/14 22:24

What a beautiful way to serve cauliflower!

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Ashley 6/2/14 22:31

I love this! We eat cauliflower all the time but usually the same way - just roasted and mostly plain with some garlic or spices. This sounds so different and delicious!

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Guru Uru 6/2/14 22:50

Delicious looking sauce, it makes this cauliflower bloom :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Kelly 6/2/14 22:55

We love cauliflower but this looks like a great new way of enjoying it. I love how pretty it looks with the bright and flavorful sauce:) Looks really gorgeous Angie!

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My Inner Chick 6/2/14 23:20

How can you make cauliflower look sooooooooo doggone GOOD?!

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the Squishy Monster 7/2/14 00:54

That color is fabulous and sounds amazing!

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Ann Jones 7/2/14 01:01

I love that it's served whole, it's beautiful on the plate! Great presentation!

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Nammi 7/2/14 05:29

when you can get a beautiful cauliflower like that why not show it off!!, that sauce is such a vibrant yellow, :) have a nice week end

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kitchen flavours 7/2/14 06:21

I love cauliflower, and have never cooked it as a whole head before. The turmeric sauce looks good

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Gerry @Foodness Gracious 7/2/14 07:21

Cauliflower is just awesome, there's so much can be done with it as you have shown us :)

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sophiesfoodiefiles 7/2/14 11:06

What a great & tasty unique idea, Angie! Waw even!

I love the fabulous rich darker yellow turmeric sauce here too! Another must make of course!I am a big fan of cauliflower & turmeric but never combined these 2 together! :) MMMMMM!

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Jeanette 7/2/14 13:19

I love the whole cauliflower presentation Angie - so elegant and impressive!

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Barbara 7/2/14 14:02

That looks so pretty, Angie. I love the flavors...cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies!

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Christine Ho 7/2/14 14:46

Cauliflower and turmeric are good partners. Love this healthy dish.

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Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes 7/2/14 16:25

I'm such a cauliflower head! (SERIOUSLY, NO pun intended! HA!) This looks soooo good! I just want to eat it al!

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TasteHongKong 7/2/14 16:26

Must be fun to enjoy this together with families and friends, especially they are vegetarians : ). Love your idea, Angie!

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Ann Low 7/2/14 16:27

I've never thought of serving the whole cauliflower on the table like this. Looks so pretty indeed.

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 7/2/14 18:00

Very cool way to present and eat cauliflower all whole. It is beautiful. The turmeric sounds great too and the color work so well here. Have a great weekend Angie.

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Alida 7/2/14 18:26

Interesting! A fabulous dish for a dinner party. Instead of the usual vegetables in a dish, this will be very pretty! Have a good weekend!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/2/14 20:13

Such a beautiful presentation, Angie! Huge fan of cauliflower, here :)

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Rebecca Subbiah 7/2/14 20:36

this is a fun way to serve cauliflower

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 7/2/14 22:11

I love cauliflower and this looks wonderful, Angie. Turmeric is such a great spice and I should use more of it!

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Sokehah Cheah 8/2/14 00:43

Wow, what a great idea to serve a whole cauliflower.... classic! And turmeric is very nutritious too!

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scrambledhenfruit 8/2/14 01:22

I'm trying to incorporate more turmeric into my food preparation- I've heard it's a great anti-inflammatory. This looks good! :)

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Gloria Baker 8/2/14 03:04

really,really delicious dear Angie:))

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mjskit 8/2/14 05:49

This dish could really help to make me a lover of cauliflower! What an awesome presentation and that sauce is quite decadent.

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Mich PieceofCake 8/2/14 08:39

I have never thought of serving cauliflower this way. This is so stunning!

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afracooking 8/2/14 13:19

Cauliflower is one of my favourite veg because you can do so much with it. But since I have been turning it into mash and rice and all sorts I have forgotten about just eating it plain. Love this recipe with all that healthy tumeric! Thanks for the inspiration.

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Anne Regalado 8/2/14 15:15

Annie , what a delightful way to serve this wonderful veggie ! The turmeric sauce sounds wonderful and I'm sure pairs well with cauliflower :)

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Terra 8/2/14 15:55

I love easy recipes, especially with my busy schedule! This is a fun recipe, that sounds delicious! Hugs, Terra

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Jeannie Tay 8/2/14 16:49

That's a really pretty way to serve cauliflower! I love how easy it is to put together:D

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Olga P 8/2/14 19:48

This soup must be really tasty! I imagine the smell of it already...great!

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Munatycooking 8/2/14 20:58

Interesting Angie! This is so new to me, but I know how your cooking is, so I'll try cooking it soon. Lovely clicks as always :)

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Lisa H. 9/2/14 00:15

Brilliant idea Angie :)
Looks yummy

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Amy (Savory Moments) 9/2/14 00:47

I never though I'd want to call cauliflower stunning before, but that is exactly what this is! Really pretty and that sauce sounds awesome!

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Monica 9/2/14 03:14

I was planning to roast cauliflower with turmeric and curry powder next. I may have a new idea now!

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Treat and Trick 9/2/14 04:36

I never cooked cauliflower this way, sounds delicious!

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Shu Han 9/2/14 04:55

Such a fun recipe and fun photos! I did a whole cauliflower once too, a few posts back on my blog you might still be able to see it. I roasted it instead so the outside got all caramelised and brown and yummy, but I would love to try your version too! Or even combine the two- roast cauliflower with that gorgeous golden turmeric sauce you have! Yum!

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Chris Scheuer 9/2/14 09:44

I love how cauliflower is such a blank pallet and you have turned it into a lovely one Angie!

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easyfoodsmith 9/2/14 14:37

My mum used to make whole cauliflower although i have never given it a try. Your post inspires me to do that.

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Choclette 9/2/14 15:24

This has got to be one of the prettiest cauliflower presentations I've seen. It sure beets the cocoa roasted cauliflower I made recently.

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Anne@FromMySweetHeart 9/2/14 15:42

Oh what a beautiful dish, Angie! I really love cauliflower but am often looking for ways to jazz it up! This turmeric sauce definitely does just that! : )

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Pilar. Cook and Spoon 9/2/14 16:28

Really love, love that sauce, Angie! I'm starting to use turmeric with mu vegetables and I love the colour they get.

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Caroline Taylor 9/2/14 20:33

I think a whole cauliflower looks so impressive and the turmeric sauce sounds so good.

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Shirley 9/2/14 23:58

What a neat idea! I've never seen a whole cauliflower plated before. Will have to try this sometime.

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Gina 10/2/14 03:13

What a great presentation. I've been experimenting with roasting cauliflower and you have just inspired me to roast the whole darn head!
G

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Reeni 10/2/14 03:26

What a gorgeous presentation Angie! The turmeric sauce sounds like a delicious match for it! I would be perfectly happy just eating this for dinner.

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The Yum List 10/2/14 04:39

That's another lovely presentation. I bet you could convince anyone to eat more veges with the way your food is plated.

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Cass @foodmyfriend 10/2/14 06:33

Thats's awesome! Cauliflowers are so expensive here at the moment. $6 each. Argh.

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Susan 10/2/14 16:09

Cauliflower is a "staple" at our house and you've just given me a great recipe to try. So healthy!! XOXO

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Asmita 10/2/14 16:11

Look at that gorgeous, bright and happy yellow color on top of the cauliflower. Simply Stunning!

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Hema 10/2/14 16:38

This looks delicious, a nice different way of serving cauliflower..

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Pam 10/2/14 18:13

I think this recipe looks and sounds amazing! Beautiful presentation.

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Gwen 10/2/14 18:26

I just picked up a head of cauliflower and turmeric root at the store yesterday! This is fabulous!

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Raven Cauthon 10/2/14 18:39

Well that looks amazing!!!

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Alex 10/2/14 19:12

This is such a beautiful presentation idea. Thank you so much: inspiring, really.

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Erin | The Law Students Wife 10/2/14 21:12

Cauliflower and Indian spices are wonderful together, and I love the gorgeous tumeric color!

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef 11/2/14 01:07

Turmeric is so good for us and I don't use it often enough. This sounds so good!

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the Squishy Monster 11/2/14 01:08

What a lovely sauce to accompany this often overlooked veggie..will have to try this very soon, Angie!

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Norma Chang 11/2/14 01:27

Very clever and such a fantastic presentation without having to put in much effort.

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Juliana 11/2/14 02:04

I love the idea of serving cauliflower as a whole...and turmeric sauce just sounds and looks delicious.
Have a wonderful week Angie :D

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tigerfish 11/2/14 03:15

I have tried an Indian dish where the cauliflower is served whole too (think the dish is called Cauliflower MOussaka or something?) and it was so delicious! At that time, I wondered if the entire cauliflower was steamed-roasted in the oven but I think cooking it in a broth sounds good too esp with turmeric sauce.

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motherrimmy 11/2/14 05:19

You have used two foods that I've been trying to incorporate into my diet more often. The contrast between the sauce and snowy white cauliflower is wonderful.

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noobcook 11/2/14 06:37

I bet the sauce goes really well with the cauliflower. Looks cheerful and yummy.

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Amy 11/2/14 07:16

so beautiful! I love cauliflower with turmeric. I usually roast the florets instead. I gotta try this one when I have guest over. This looks so elegant and would make a wonderful centerpiece.

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Katerina 11/2/14 11:06

The color of the sauce is simply amazing!

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Blog do Chocolate 11/2/14 11:20

Angie,

Love cauliflower, sometimes I do it in the oven !
Really fantastic this idea of yours, I loved the presentation !

Cheers,

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Kitchen Belleicious 11/2/14 13:50

i recently saw a post on pinterst about spicy whole roasted cauliflower and thought to myself that is interesting and now you are presenting me with this awesome number ! I think this means I need to go get cauliflower! LOL!

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Abbey 11/2/14 17:52

What a cool way to serve this awesome, yet underrated dessert. It's a perfect 'steak' replacement for vegans!

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Abbey 11/2/14 20:26

Um,er...just realized that I called cauliflower a dessert and not a vegetable. I would love nothing more than to blame auto correct but sadly, I don't think I can.

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Gina Stanley 11/2/14 21:13

This reminds me of a cake, but much better for me, huh. Love the presentation of this.
-Gina-

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Daniela Grimburg 12/2/14 02:19

Just looking at these beautiful colors makes my mouth water!
Cauliflower is one of my favorite winter veggies and this recipe is going to make it to our table soon.

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suja md 12/2/14 02:30

Super!! I never tried with whole cauliflower. Your looks like a whole chicken out of the over!! yummy!!!

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Velva 12/2/14 03:25

Cauliflower is under appreciated. It is a totally cool and versatle vegetable. I love what you did with this whole caulflower. Nice!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 12/2/14 04:58

A very unique, healthy and delicious way to enjoy cauliflower!! Love the turmeric sauce here my friend :)

Pinned!!

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angela@spinachtiger 12/2/14 22:29

This is one of the coolest ways I've ever seen to do cauliflower.

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dentistvschef 13/2/14 10:39

wow, never cook whole cauliflower before, i guess i'm gonna try this with tiny cauliflower....
the turmeric sauce looks adorable and sounds tasty!!!

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Mijú 13/2/14 15:42

Adoro a coliflor.
Un saludito

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Mary Frances 15/2/14 01:28

I love cauliflower in general but that turmeric sauce really makes it stand out! Yum!

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sprinklesandsauce 15/2/14 04:45

this whole cauliflower recipe is quite unique!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) 15/2/14 15:36

Such a pretty and tasty way to dress up a cauliflower.

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Debra Eliotseats 16/2/14 01:07

Looks tasty. I think cauliflower is the next IT veggie. I am roasting some right now.

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Tricia Buice 17/2/14 01:43

My husband was just asking me about a recipe for whole cooked cauliflower - how cool! The sauce is a beautiful color and I bet it tastes amazing. Lovely!

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Kleentech Gutters 20/2/14 01:15

Awesome Cauliflower recipe looks so delicious with the Turmeric sauce. Wish I found this blog sooner. Thanks Angie

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Roz 22/2/14 23:51

My husband and I just adore cauliflower and need to learn more ways to prepare it other than simply steaming it! Turmeric is such a healthy spice to amp up the health benefits of this recipe! Beautiful color!

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Koko 26/2/14 22:46

I haven't yet jumped on the whole cauliflower bandwagon (but I have been dying too!!). I have only seem them roasted whole so far, but I love the idea of blanching them. The turmeric sauce sounds absolutely divine.

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