Day 17 - Using the Whole Cauliflower

Cauliflower is, in my opinion, underappreciated among cruciferous vegetables.  I happen to love it, and since moving to India, I've had it in abundance.  Aloo gobi is a popular Indian dish made with cauliflower and potatoes, and it's one of my favorites.

Photo: greatist.com

Photo: greatist.com

It's available in most markets and farm stands, and we cook it often at home, but lately I've found myself feeling guilty for wasting the lovely greens that come attached to the cauliflower stalks.  Surely there must be a way to eat these as well?

I have some great news: there is!  And I'm trying this recipe from PureWow tonight.  

Bonus benefit to eating cauliflower leaves, besides not wasting perfectly good food: per The Health Site, cauliflower leaves are the richest source of calcium available in a vegetable!