Monday, April 30, 2012

Cauliflower poppers

First off, I want to give a shout out to my main man on his 31st birthday today! We got together a little over 3 years ago, so we've enjoyed quite a few birthdays together...he still always beats me in the surprises department (he gave me a limo shopping trip with my girls one year and proposed last year, so he's tough to compete with) but we had a heckuva time with great friends this weekend heading to Riverside Casino for golfing, gambling, swimming, dinner, etc.  What a blast!

Weekends like that are few and far between for us it seems like, so they're appreciated all the more. But they also wear on a 31 year old more than they used to...we can both feel our age today, that's for sure! After the alcohol and the food this weekend, these cauliflower poppers sound phenomenal...a low carb snack that is a perfectly poppable snack without the grease of being fried.  I'm pretty much obsessed with cauliflower now since the twice baked cauliflower, and I plan on making cauliflower pizza crust and breadsticks soon for a low carb pizza.  I'll let you know how it turns out :)

Anyway, I made these for Christina and Brandy and I when they came over to help me choose between my 2 wedding dresses last week...of course trying those on makes me want to eat healthy! These were a little appetizer before our dinner and I thought they were perfectly spiced, and a great way to get a meal started...Brandy Sue tends to like her cauli cold, crunchy, and doused in ranch dressing but Christina and I thouroughly enjoyed the cooked ones...yeah, we killed a whole head of cauliflower before dinner...don't judge!

1 head uncooked cauliflower
1 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1 t salt
1 t black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut the cauliflower florets into bite sized pieces (there should be about 4 cups unless Brandy Sue stole some from your pile to eat plain too).  Place cauliflower in a medium bowl and add all spices, toss to coat.

Spread onto a baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is tender, but not mushy, stirring halfway through, about 10 minutes.

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  1. Oh wow, I can't wait to try these. My husband and I are both cauliflower lovers!

    1. Def worth trying! Hope you like them as much as I did :)