Ah, cauliflower. Or as I like to call it, pale broccoli that stinks up my kitchen.
While I'm not the biggest fan of the cruciferous vegetable on its lonesome, I love it when I have no idea I'm eating it (i.e. when it's disguised as something far more delicious and less healthy).
A most Googled food of 2016, the versatile veg can be turned into something anyone -- from your kid who only likes chicken nuggets, to your yoga teacher who won't touch it if it ain't vegan -- would inhale by the fork load.
Whether you're trying to reduce your carb intake, use up the head of cauliflower chilling in your fridge or just find a way to like the stuff, one of the creative recipes below is sure to tickle your fancy.
1. Cauliflower 3 Ways: Steak, Rice and Pancakes
Because watching British men cook things never disappoints. And because there's nothing like grilling a gnarly steak or serving pancakes for brunch -- guilt-free style.
2. Restaurant-Style Cauliflower Fried Rice
All you gotta do is blitz up some cauliflower and throw it in a pan with veggies and an egg. If you close your eyes and just believe, it's like you're at Benihana.
3. Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
When I was a child who had zero understanding of food's effect on my body, fettuccine alfredo was my DISH on family nights out -- even though I always felt like a potato immediately after consumption.
So yeah, here's a creamy pasta sauce that won't make you feel like a potato. Rejoice.
4. Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
This is bar food turned health food. This stuff is baked, never fried. This is your newest game day go-to. This is me, getting carried away with desire.
5. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Churn out a few crusts, then have your friends over for a healthy make-your-own pizza night.
6. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Possibly our favorite cauliflower dish simply because it's fun to watch guests freak out over the fact that it contains no potatoes. Add a drizzle of truffle oil over each serving if you're feeling fancy.
7. Baked Cauliflower Tots
The I Can't Believe It's Not Potato streak continues. This zesty recipe calls for an optional addition of bell pepper and cilantro for those of you who want an extra kick.
8. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
I can concentrate on nothing else besides how much that cauliflower resembles chicken. Use the veggie to replace the meat in your favorite carnivorous foods, from orange chicken to this sassy sesame number.
9. Cauliflower Cheddar Fritters
The word "fritter" is already so fun to say. Imagine how fun it is to eat! Serve these bad boys for a tempting appetizer or savory brunch item.