Sibling Time!! Making Cauliflower Popcorn with Zeke
The youngest of my brothers moved to the area this fall, and it’s really great to be sharing the same city with family again. (I call Zeke the youngest, even though he’s older than me because he is the youngest of my 3 older brothers. I’m the baby of the family, and yes, the only girl, too.) I’m glad to have him close by, as he’s always willing to take cookies off my hands and is very complimentary to my baked goods. I’d say the two of us aren’t very alike, but since we’re close in age, we grew up together and have a lot of shared experiences. One of my favorite things about getting older is the closing of the age gap between me and my brothers, er… my brothers and I… whichever it is.
Zeke’s been wanting to make cauliflower popcorn for a while… it was something I never heard of, but I’m always game for trying new things, and venturing out if sweet treats, especially if I have somebody to do it with. Neither of us were given my mother’s culinary skills, leaving us to google “how to clean a cauliflower” (worth a read), but now we know. We looked at a bunch of different recipes (located at the bottom of this post) and went from there. Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot too it, but it was a fun activity to share with my brother. You pretty much just prep the cauliflower, add oil and spices to taste and then bake! Zeke added yeast and cayenne pepper on his half, and I kept it simple with oil and salt. Both turned out delicious, although Zeke’s were a little on the too-spicy side for me. It’s a great healthy snack, and a good popcorn alternative.
How-tos for Cauliflower Popcorn can be found on a lot of meat-free and mom blogs. Here are a couple of the recipes we checked out.