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Broccoli or Cauliflower

  1. eatlikenoone profile image67
    eatlikenooneposted 7 years ago

    If you had to pick between eating one of these two vegetables: broccoli or cauliflower, which would you pick and how would you cook it?

    1. ThelmaC profile image95
      ThelmaCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cauliflower...either steamed as a side dish with dinner or raw with ranch dip for a snack.  Yummy!

    2. profile image0
      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      broccoli flower!! I would steam it, and then add butter.

    3. deblipp profile image58
      deblippposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If it was raw, I'd go for cauliflower.

      I love to toss broccoli florets and pieces into pasta or rice for the last 3 minutes of cooking. It comes out a bright, cheery green and has a firm texture.

    4. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cauliflower. Fried with onions and bit of pepper. More tastier than any other. smile

    5. dredcuan profile image30
      dredcuanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Broccoli so that I can cook beef n broccoli!  Yummy!

  2. recommend1 profile image69
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    I think it is probably unlikely that you are doing either, they have been endlessly cross bred to get the hard white curd of the cauliflower and the size of the broccoli.  The purple, green and the hard white varieties are all broccoli now.  I suppose you could say that the purple and green are still 'true' broccoli while the white one is a caul-occoli big_smile

    1. eatlikenoone profile image67
      eatlikenooneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are right, that family is so screwed up now, it's hard to say what is what, and what came first.

  3. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Broccoli with a drizzle of lemon juice!

  4. Daniel Carter profile image75
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Well, both for me.
    Broccoli as Lorlie stated, but also with a drizzle of olive oil.

    Cauliflower with low fat cream cheese sauce with a little garlic and salt in it.

  5. tritrain profile image84
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    Broccoli all the way baby!  Wahoooooo!

    Cauliflower is ok too.

  6. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    steak

    1. pylos26 profile image76
      pylos26posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      greek...ain't no steak in your country...only goats and their diets are strickly metal plumbing...too much iron.

  7. eatlikenoone profile image67
    eatlikenooneposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone tried either in the oven? I recently found some recipes for cauliflower that is baked and/or broiled.

  8. CASE1WORKER profile image66
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    both! however a couple of years ago I bought some cauliflowers that were green and were called madonna's by the assistant ( they were spikey and pointed like the singers outfits)

  9. eatlikenoone profile image67
    eatlikenooneposted 7 years ago

    I think you are talking about Romanesco, because that's how it would be described. I have heard of it, but have never noticed it in the store before.

  10. CASE1WORKER profile image66
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    they were very nice, they came from a local farm who sold veg at the market ( not a shop but a stall amdist other stalls)

  11. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I prefer cauliflower and I like my veg well-cooked - none of this al dente nonsense! I love cauliflower served up in a plain white sauce. Yum!
    I've never been that keen on broccoli but it's really good for you - full of iron.

  12. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    I love them both!

  13. Matt in Jax profile image68
    Matt in Jaxposted 7 years ago

    Digg'em both steamed with cheese smile Yum.

  14. celebritie profile image83
    celebritieposted 7 years ago

    A broccoli cauliflower mix salad is good too!


    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4982556_f248.jpg

    1. eatlikenoone profile image67
      eatlikenooneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Looks pretty

  15. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    broccoli (flowers only and a bit of stem)...i crave the green 'stuff'

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...oh yes - steam...al dente...

  16. eatlikenoone profile image67
    eatlikenooneposted 7 years ago

    The best broccoli I have had was the stuff that I have grown myself. It's sweeter and more tender.

  17. twilanelson profile image59
    twilanelsonposted 7 years ago

    This is the hardest decision I've had to make in some time.  I love them both separately, mixed or in salads etc.  But if strapped with a decision, the winner would be cauliflower, and it would be steamed with butter and salt and pepper.

    1. eatlikenoone profile image67
      eatlikenooneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Butter and salt are a vegetable's best friends.

  18. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Rant time. smile smile smile

    I want creamed spinach info.

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/74344

  19. cardelean profile image90
    cardeleanposted 7 years ago

    My favorite way to have cauliflower is to toss it will olive oil and a  little salt.  Put it in the oven (high heat) until it starts to carmelize.  YUMMY!  It is like eating candy (well almost) smile But is really does have a sweeter taste this way.

  20. manlypoetryman profile image74
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Added to lots of cheese, rice, green onions, and a really flavorful sausage in a casserole dish...they both fare about the same. Although broccoli wins with more color...then blanch white cauliflower...in my opinion.

  21. SandyMcCollum profile image77
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    I love them both, and enjoy them steamed with lots of butter. However, I am having a new favorite, a recipe I saw on TV and it's reeeeeealy good. I cut the cauliflower into the small florets and chop up the stem and fry them in olive oil  until there's a nice brown carmelization on them. Mmmmmmm so good! We have this once a week now.

    1. eatlikenoone profile image67
      eatlikenooneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds good!

  22. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    This is a little bit like Sophie's Choice isn't it... I love them both and I can't pick one over the other.  I always eat them either raw or lightly steamed... no butter, no dressing, no sauce.

    1. eatlikenoone profile image67
      eatlikenooneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's good that you are able to eat them without the added fat.

  23. acellucci profile image58
    acellucciposted 6 years ago

    Raw broccoli for me!

  24. profile image0
    Valemanposted 6 years ago

    I have never liked cauliflower, and remember eating it as a child in cheese, and almost being sick.  I do like broccoli and steam this, or add it to a curry.

    1. eatlikenoone profile image67
      eatlikenooneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Our childhood experiences with vegetables can sometimes keep us from eating them for life.

  25. Pam Pounds profile image76
    Pam Poundsposted 6 years ago

    I prefer cauliflower.  Raw in a salad, or roasted.  Toss with some olive oil, salt and pepper and roast at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until the florets start to get tinged with golden brown.

  26. profile image0
    ExoticHippieQueenposted 6 years ago

    Steamed broccoli tossed with fresh garlic and drizzled with olive oil.................oh yes.

    1. eatlikenoone profile image67
      eatlikenooneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Garlic and broccoli go really well together!

  27. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    Broccoli, parboiled and then topped with cheese sauce and baked in the oven.

  28. kerlynb profile image90
    kerlynbposted 6 years ago

    Argh, if I can only choose both sad

    But I'll opt for cauliflower.

    This is because broccoli reduces iodine absorption when eaten more than 3 times a week.

  29. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    I'll take a 50/50 mix, please, steamed with a cheese sauce or fresh with ranch dip.

  30. lockgirl profile image60
    lockgirlposted 6 years ago

    I like broccoli any way .steamed , smothered in cheese, cut up in a salad.  Cauliflower on the other hand I can't stomach no matter what way it is made.

  31. Thelma Alberts profile image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 6 years ago

    Steamed broccoli please with cut ginger. Cauliflower is not good for my stomach.

 
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