Love in the Time of Cauliflower

Guest Post by Linda G. Hatton of Mouse Tales Press

Love can be romantic, love can be sexy, and most of us know that love can also be difficult. But love can also be, oh, so worth it. Kind of like love in the time of cholera . . . er, I mean cauliflower. I mean, who can decide between their mate and garlic-stuffed cauliflower? It is a love triangle in the making.


Unlike the story, Love in the Time of Cholera*, you can share this object of wild desire with your mate.


What is it? Simply, a head of cauliflower stuffed with a head of garlic. To the taste buds, simple is amazing.


Is your mouth watering yet?


Mine was from the minute I thought about making this recipe. It’s fairly simple, though a little time-consuming; kind of like love.


Love in the Time of Cauliflower

Recipe Type: side dish
Author: Linda G. Hatton
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Cook time:
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Serves: 4-6
Garlic-Stuffed Cauliflower Head
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 head of garlic
  • Paprika
  1. Clean leaves off cauliflower, but leave it whole.
  2. Break apart garlic head into cloves.
  3. Peel each garlic clove and slice thinly.
  4. [img src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” title=”skewered cauliflower” width=”150″ height=”150″ class=”alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-1365″]
  5. Poke holes all over into the cauliflower with a skewer or chopstick. (see inset)
  6. Fill holes with sliced garlic (see inset)
  7. [img src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” title=”garlic pieces all over cauliflower” width=”150″ height=”150″ class=”alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-1368″]
  8. Place inside steamer basket.
  9. Sprinkle top with paprika.
  10. Steam for approximately 35-45 minutes or until tender.


Now make your own love story . . . when your mouth meets Garlic-Stuffed Cauliflower and you decide to share it with your Valentine!


*Love in the Time of Cholera was written by Gabriel García Márquez.


Linda G. Hatton of Mouse Tales Press

Welcome back to Linda G. Hatton for her second blog post for Going Veggie. Linda is the creator and managing editor of Mouse Tales Press, a monthly online publication for poetry and short stories. When Linda isn’t busy playing mom, she writes, reads through poetry and fiction submissions, creates handmade chapbooks (and other crafts), spends hours enjoying the tedious job of web coding, and feeds her love of vegetarian and raw foods by trying new recipes. She is currently in final re-writes for her cozy mystery, Do Not Disturb, as well as having numerous other writing projects on her plate.

Visit Linda at her blog, the whatnot shop, where she writes poetry and interprets “signs in the storefront of life” and at her writer blog, Linda G Hatton. Follow Linda on Twitter @MouseTalesPress and on Facebook, too!


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