I recently spied an announcement of sorts.
FOOD OF THE YEAR!! the post did purport(s)
Gone is the kale! The chia? SO DONE!
All is a tizzy!! We’ve a *new* number one.
On the edge of my seat I waited in fear.
The new food announcement? It was almost here.
Would it be something ICKY? Could I ever partake?
Would I even like it? My LUUUVE would I fake?!
Then a big smile did spread ‘cross my face.
Our food of the year? I did love the taste!!
Loved raw. Loved steam. Loved right from the bag.
Taste this it rocks!!! my husband Id nag:
I basked in my glory. Food-hip. Who knew?
(Id add to my bio. Right beneath misfit-Jew.)
On the Book of the Face I went to shout-out.
(I kinda got prideful with new cauli-clout.)
And then I spied ALAN. His creation I mean.
He’d long been a’roasting on tha c-flower scene!
Just do at 450 for an hour he posted.
Rub it with oil and salt before roasted!!*
The Child saw his photo. Of this new roasted food.
Immediately said: Dont mean to be rude…
That thing you are eating? That new dinner-dish?
It looks kinda icky—LIKE A PUFFER FISH.
We laughed and we mocked as we snarfed ours down cold.
Yet eating that way felt UNHIP felt too…old.
So we rubbed ours with oil. And salted with zeal.
Would we like this new roast thing? Some time would reveal.
A mere forty minutes and we soon were done.
We’d joined our friend Alan in puffer fish fun!
Our roasted sea creature took a moment to cool.
Then we shoved in our mouths. Shouted: PUFFER FISH RULE!!
*Indeed this is the recipe. Smaller head o’the flower? Roast for less time. Our only tip is to not be stingy with the oil and, when you caint wait and rip at it whilst still roasting, please to try and not burn your tongue as we did.
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 2:41 am
Bring on the puffer fish! 🙂 I love your “recipe.” That’s exactly my kind!
Allie saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 2:54 am
I actually roast veggies all the time and have never added cauliflower! *hangs head in shame* No more!! Off to the grocery I go….
LOVED the poetic justice for the puffer fish 🙂
Kat saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 3:36 am
I want to roast THE WHOLE THING!!
lindsay Cotter saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 3:38 am
ahhh puffer fish. You know if the puffer fish exploded it would turn into ashes… aka cauliflower rice!
Coco saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 4:31 am
I really need to up my calui-clout score!
Runner Girl saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 4:45 am
You two are so funny!!!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 4:50 am
You had a good time putting this together, huh? 🙂 Love it. Simple, roasted cauliflower is delish!!
The Get In Shape Girl saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 4:58 am
I got about halfway through reading this and then I realized it’s supposed to be a poem. So i went back to the beginning and re-read it. haha. I’m excited to try this new puffer fish thing.
Carla saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:27 am
You make a good point. Of that Id not thought!!
Miss that this be rhyme? I be sad! Be DISTRAUGHT!!
The above is a poem. A rapthing of sorts.
The child is gifted. Or so she…purports 😉
Jamie @ Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat. saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:06 am
YUM! I love cauliflower! My fave is in the raw, but I’d give a roast a try.
Jody - Fit at 56 saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:20 am
I saw the cauliflower stories & thought of you! 🙂 I think any veggie is better roasted but that looks delish! I am still eating all the different foods though.. in 5 years, who knows what they will say! 😉
Colorado Gal saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:28 am
Carla, this post is amazing 🙂
KCLAnderson (Karen) saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:35 am
I’ve been on a cauli-kick for a few years now, but have never made it puffer fish style!! Am going to make it that way soonest!
Maureen saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:39 am
Roasting any veggie is my favorite way to eat it. Love the poem…even with only 1 cup of coffee in me. 🙂
mimi saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:41 am
Sweetie loves cauliflower! It can be a great substitute for rice or potatoes when you are trying to lower your intake of simple carbs and up your veggies, too.
Alan Ali saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:54 am
We must continue to blaze the trail for new Cauliflower creations!
Carrie Skoll saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 5:57 am
OMG! I’d seen all the puffer fish comments and had no idea that you were talking about the roasted cauliflower!! Hee hee! But, it looks amazing and I need to try. Roasted veggie anything is about my favorite.
Heather (Where's the Beach) saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 6:17 am
Love cauliflower – just roasted up a whole head of it last night all for myself. I read something recently, too, about the health benefits of cauliflower. It’s sort of the red-headed step-child of veggies I do believe.
misszippy saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 6:21 am
Cauliflower is meh to me, so perhaps trying the pufferfish approach is just what I need?
JavaChick saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 6:37 am
Raw cauliflower is one of my favourite veggies (to munch on or sometimes in salad), and I have added it when roasting a bunch of different veg together. I am curious about this roasting the whole head thing, though; will have to try at some point.
Jenny saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 7:03 am
LOVE this!! And roasted cauliflower. I never thought to roast the head whole! I usually break it up and then toss it with garlic, parmesan, wheat germ and olive oil. Nom. Nom!
Marcia saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 7:18 am
Puffer fish totally rule!
bonnie saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 7:29 am
Awesome poem! And YUM – I roasted a whole head 2 weeks ago…gotta do it again! You’re so hip to the food scene you don’t even know it. 😉
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 7:55 am
Oh gosh. We eat so much roasted cauliflower (actually roasted everything) in our house!! The boys love it and snarf it down.
Debbie saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 7:59 am
Reading this made me think of a real puffer fish that my husband and I called Martha, which lived at the local Rubios. She (?) used to come up to the glass in the aquarium and follow our fingers. Yes I know she probably thought we had food, but still 🙂
I wish I could get my husband to eat cooked cauliflower. Just. won’t. do. it.
Kim saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 10:17 am
Reading this made me smile which I very much needed today!!!
And, now I want to serve my family some puffer fish!!! I hope they like it as much as The Tornado and you did!
Geosomin saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Mmmm. I love roasted cauliflower! Who knew I was foody trendy 🙂
Dr. J saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I had some just yesterday and will again tonight! I really like cauliflower!
Mom would be proud 🙂
And yes, oven roasting helps any veggi. (I never boil anything except water)
Kierston saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm
Love it. Now if only I could digest it!
Amanda - RunToTheFinish saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm
YESSSSS it’s been awhile since we’ve had a good rhyme!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 4:24 pm
I freaking love cauliflower…except I’m allergic to it!! I mean… who is allergic to cauliflower?!??
GiGi Eats Celebrities saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm
I CAULI my FLOWER ALL THE TIME!!! SO GOOD.
AH ha ha! I don’t even know what I just said! 😉
Michelle saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm
Okay, I am going to try this..now how am I going to convince my boys that it’s really pizza?
Myra saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm
It’s been a long time
Since I’ve heard Carla’s rhyme,
So I read from beginning to end.
I love cauliflower both roasted and raw,
But I marveled at one thing I saw.
What, dis my kale!
How sad, how stale,
What will I do?
I’ll feed my poor puffer fish kale and some spinach,
And play you a game of Potter quiddich!
Carla saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 6:54 pm
You. Are. Awesome!!!!!
Robert Hollis saysFebruary 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm
Love the poem and the recipe! Love cauliflowers too! You’re just awesome! Had fun reading this. You never fail to amaze me with your wits. Will definitely share this, especially to my clients. Will wait for more posts like this. More power Carla!
Krysten (@darwinianfail) saysFebruary 28, 2014 at 5:21 am
hahaha I love cauliflower!! I actually haven’t had any for a little while! I gotta get some this week!
jenifa saysMarch 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm
I love trying something new and after hard work and practise been.able to do it.
There is no comfort then that, and familiarity with the same thing…but when I try something new and soon accomplish it I feel so very proud,…
Marlene @Nosh My Way saysMarch 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm
Oh the talent that is out there and think think I actually got to meet you in person. While I have never had puffer fish, I do have many cauliflower recipes on the Nosh!