Here we have a little something I termed “rainbow-flower” (as opposed to cauliflower) and broccoli. My 5 year-old son accompanied me to the farmers market recently, and chose the purple and yellow cauliflower featured with our good friend, Mr. Green Broccoli.
I have seen purple cauliflower in grocery stores before, but not yellow. It’s raw in this photo, but all these veggies retained their technicolor appeal after roasting as well. I did my usual with a couple ‘a cloves of garlic, drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt. Roast at a high heat (400-425) for about 25 mins.
My second grader, and resident politician, suggested we keep track of who preferred which one. This endeavor evolved into a voting process and tally sheet which she diligently managed throughout the course of the meal.
I used to use this type of “see which one you prefer” type game to encourage sampling when my kids were little. We don’t need a gimmick anymore, but it was still fun.
My girls acknowledged that with eyes closed, you couldn’t tell the difference between the yellow and purple cauliflower, but my stubborn little guy insisted (picture older sisters rolling their eyes, knowingly) that he could taste the different colors. Let’s just say that it’s really not worth arguing with him (about this or much else these days…)
But anyway, what do I care? The kid motored through his vegetables and enjoyed every bite!