Snack and convenience food is one of the main ways we fall into the trap of buying from food giants, something that I am avoiding, if you want to read why I wrote about it here.
These bites are gluten free, paleo friendly, great for baby led weaning and taste great. Did I mention you can make heaps and freeze them, no, well you can so they are pretty much amazeballs in many ways unless you are my husband who has a loathing of cauliflower.
So a little story about Joe and the cauliflower, for no other reason than I love cauliflower cheese I started to top shepherds pie with it instead of mashed potato. Back in the day when Joe was studying we ate a lot of veggie shepherds pie as it was filling and cheap. Fast forward 3 years and in a casual group chat Joe mentioned he hated cauliflower he went as far as calling it poison – harsh. I then asked why he did not tell me considering the whole cauliflower cheese overload, his response, “I didn’t like to mention it” That man makes no sense to me sometimes.
Well for those of you who do love cauliflower cheese, so the rest of the world then I will share the recipe.
you will need;
1 large cauliflower or 2 small ones
2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
1tbsp olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Chop the cauliflower into chunks and place it into a food processor to make cauliflower ‘rice’
- In a bowl mix the cauliflower ‘rice’ with beaten eggs, cheese, oregano and chives.
- Use the olive oil to grease a muffin pan (the smaller ones not a big deep fill one).
- Fill each hole almost to the top with mixture and bake in the centre of the oven until golden brown
- If freezing allow them to cool fully and freeze flat. Once frozen they can be placed in a bag or a tub and reheated in the oven from frozen so why not double up the recipe.
- Try variations on the flavours, I particularly like to add chili powder to everything.