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Cauliflower – The Veggie That’s Trending

You could call it a comeback – cauliflower is having a veggie celebrity moment, and we have to admit we’re fan-girling too!  Time Magazine has named cauliflower the new ‘it’ vegetable, which gives this once drab side item superstar, center-of-the plate status.

If you’re not yet convinced on why cauliflower should be in your regular rotation, then check out the nutritional facts – this yummy vegetable is a power house. Here’s a few of our favorite things about what makes this vegetable oh so good:

  • Cauliflower is low-carb, low-calorie and gluten-free.
  • It fights inflammation and lowers stress in the body.
  • One cup contains more than 70% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.
  • Vitamin K, Vitamin C, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk for heart disease.
  • Cauliflower improves digestion and detoxification with its rich supply of sulfur containing compounds.

Cauliflower is flaunting a new look these days—cauliflower rice! When grated, this versatile vegetable can be seasoned with any type of spices and trick your brain into thinking you’re eating rice loaded with carbs.  We of course love a Mediterranean take on it—tossed with fresh lemon juice and olive oil and seasoned with fresh herbs—but we’ve seen recipes that cover all types of cuisines, including Asian “fried rice” and Spanish “rice.” Served chilled, lightly baked or sautéed, cauliflower rice has become a go-to for so many families that some grocery stores are unable to keep it in stock.

You can try cauliflower rice on our menu in our refreshing and delicious NEW Cauliflower Rice Bowl, which features house-made tzatziki, Israeli skhug, feta, cucumbers and fresh dill. You can add some extra protein to the bowl by getting it with Lamb Kafta, Harissa Salmon or Grilled Chicken, or leave the protein off and keep it vegetarian.

Have we convinced you to fall in love cauliflower yet?  Like our moms used to tell us back in the day to eat our vegetables, we think you should give it a try.  It could quite possibly be love at first bite!  #LiveMed

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