The veggie of the week is Cauliflower. It is scientifically known as Brassica oleracea var. Botrytis which has a rich history and interesting facts. Believed to have originated in the Mediterranean, it has spread worldwide and become a staple in various cuisines.Cauliflower is closely related to broccoli, kale, and cabbage, sharing a common ancestor and distinct characteristics. Centuries of cultivation have enhanced its large, compact, and edible flower heads. While white is the most common variety, cauliflower comes in purple, orange, and green, thanks to natural pigments called anthocyanins and carotenoids, which offer antioxidants and health benefits.Cauliflower is versatile in the kitchen, enjoyed raw, steamed, roasted, sautéed, or mashed as a low-carb alternative. Low in calories and carbs, it is high in fiber, vitamins C and K, and minerals. It also contains compounds with potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it a valuable addition to a balanced diet. In summary, cauliflower's adaptability, diverse colours, culinary flexibility, and nutritional benefits continue to captivate food enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals worldwide.





Roasted Cauliflower Hummus


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: chopped parsley, paprika, olive oil


  1. Steam or boil the cauliflower florets until they are tender. Drain and let them cool slightly.
  2. In a food processor, combine the cooked cauliflower, minced garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Process the mixture until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the processor as needed.
  4. Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired.
  5. Transfer the cauliflower hummus to a serving bowl.
  6. Optional: Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped parsley or paprika for added flavour and presentation.
  7. Serve the cauliflower hummus with your favourite dippers, such as pita bread, fresh vegetables, or crackers.