Claire Wright from raisingsugarfreekids.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare cauliflower that the whole family will enjoy.

An amazing veggie meat-alternative for vegetarians, vegans or just a family Meat Free Monday, these cauli steaks will probably surprise your family by how sweet, delicious and filling they are.

Method

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower head but keep the stem. Slice the cauliflower into large “steaks” – the edge ones will probably fall apart, but you should get at least 2 decent ones out of each head (keep the ones that have fallen apart and toss with olive oil and a pinch of salt to roast alongside the steaks). Place the cauliflower steaks on a lined baking tray (or two, if needed), and brush with a little olive oil, then sprinkle with salt & pepper (and your choice of flavourings, if you are using them). Roast in the oven for 25-35 mins, until slightly catching and caramelised on the edges and cooked through but with a little bite to them still. Serve in place of steak with some homemade chips (try our veggie fries recipes) or cooked grains and vegetables. A drizzle of yogurt mixed with fresh herbs and feta, some crumbled blue cheese or a little hot sauce for the more adventurous of you is a welcome addition.

Kids in the Kitchen

Get the kids to lay the steaks on the baking tray, brush with the oil and sprinkle over the flavourings (let them choose their own).