This very simple, healthy, not-even-a-recipe recipe is something I made to entice my mother to have supper with us recently.
Yes, I have to shamelessly bribe her with vegetables.
I'm not a huge fan of steamed cauliflower, but when roasted, it takes on a much sweeter and more complex flavor. Needless to say, Mom loved this. I got to try a few bites, and we loaded some on the little man's plate. But the rest of the cauliflower went to Mom.
And when the little man (who eats in sprints) took a quick break from eating and left the room, the cauliflower mysteriously disappeared from his plate before he returned. Hmm ...
Serves 2-3, or my mom
1 head cauliflower, cut in florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
Salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Toss cauliflower with olive oil and garlic, and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Cover and bake 15 minutes.
4. Remove cover, increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F, and bake another 10-15 minutes until cauliflower starts to crisp up.