Keto "Macaroni" and Cheese
Pasta dishes always seems so hearty and comforting when you see them on Food Network. They always leave me feeling bloated and miserable though. While there is no real low-carb pasta option on keto that resemble elbow noodles or my favorite, spirals...just one bite of this cauliflower “macaroni” and cheese is enough to take me back to my childhood.
When you think of vitamin C, you probably think of oranges, but cauliflower is absolutely packed with vitamin C and K. It is also a great source of antioxidants, fiber, and has the ability to fight inflammation and boost cardiovascular and brain health. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family's long with broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. As one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, once said, “A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” While I love cabbage, there are just too many nutritional benefits of cauliflower to be ignored.
In college I ate my fair share of easy mac, where you had to microwave the water and noodles before adding the powdered cheese product. That was what my immature palate thought was tasty. Then Lauren made a lobster Macaroni and cheese with nutmeg and my world was shattered. Everything I knew was a lie… I didn't know flavors like that existed. I think that may have been a turning point in my appreciation of food, and while it was far from keto, it helped shape how in view food and helped me branch out of my comfort zone and try foods I never would have tried before.