Dairy free cauliflower cheese

dairy free Cauliflower cheese

cauliflower cheeseCauliflower is full of beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol! What does this mean?? It’s a huge antioxidant powerhouse which can help to protect you from a range of disease risks.  Cauliflower has been included along with other cruciferous vegetables (most commonly broccoli and cabbage) in studies on cardiovascular diseases, and because of its ability to bind bile acids, intake of cooked cauliflower has also been linked to better regulation of blood cholesterol. Try this dairy free version which is lower in saturated fat as part of your Sunday roast.

Ingredients
  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 500ml almond milk
  • 50g goats butter
  • 100g goats cheese, grated
  • 4tbsp almond flour or gram flour
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
Method
  • Chop the cauliflower into florets, steam for 5 minutes until slightly soft, but still has bite to it
  • Once cooked, turn into an ovenproof dish
  • In a saucepan melt the butter and add the flour in to create a roux
  • Start pouring the almond milk in and stir continuously
  • Then, add the grated goats cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper and keep stirring for 10-15 minutes until the sauce reduces and becomes thick and creamy
  • Once thick enough, pour over the cauliflower
  • Cook at 180 deg. for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown
Options
  • Crumble additional goats cheese on top, or gluten free breadcrumbs, or crushed gluten free tortilla crisps