Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Does beauty matter or what’s inside carries the real importance? Let’s roast some cauliflowers to find it out!

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder or so the saying goes. Which probably loosely translates to something that nobody has any idea what beauty is.

What is beauty then?

Hedonistic philosophers think that beauty is something that we take pleasure in which sounds pretty convincing until we start digging deeper in the theory.

Nobody really knows if one thing is beautiful because we take pleasure in it or we take pleasure in it because it’s beautiful. Not to mention that humans have some weird things going on and we are able to take pleasure from many things that are clearly not beautiful.

Luckily in philosophy, we can always cook up another concept that acts like a gate and keeps the disturbing theories interfering with our idea, hence it comes reserving beauty purely to the category of aesthetic pleasures.

Of course, not everybody is on the same page with hedonists. Some say that there isn’t such thing as beauty in itself. We only project our pleasures onto things, we call beautiful then treat our subjective pleasure as an objective property of the beautiful thing. In other words, we only imaging beauty because we take pleasure in it.

Does beauty matter?

Functionalist, like Darwin, argued that beauty is defined by the loving or longing of object that we find useful in function. Although, we may find it harder to apply this theory on a bunch of freshly cut flowers that serves little more purpose than liven up the living room, beauty pageant participants may see where the theory comes from.

In reality, the original classification of beauty wasn’t far from the Darwin’s idea either as classical conception defines beauty in terms of the relation between the beautiful object as a whole and its parts. Probably this is why we have swimsuit competitions so judges can accurately assess the different body parts proportions to the whole.

Sure, we all know that such competitions are all about having some good time while women willingly objectify themselves on stage for glamour and fame. We all love shows like that. After all who would care to sit down to watch judges running around with tape measures to check which contestant proportions are closest to the golden ratio.

Is cauliflower beautiful?

It would be as amusing as reading about the growing properties of cauliflowers which are actually quite interesting.

It appears that cauliflowers grow in such ways that every branch is similar to the entire cauliflower plant and even as the branches become more distant from the center, the angle between them is always 360 divided by the golden ratio.

For those are not in the know, yet be able to grasp complex concepts in mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. For the rest of us the golden ratio is 1.618

Hopefully though, we won’t see cauliflowers in bikinis anytime soon but only roasted on our plates.

Why roast cauliflowers?

Roasting is one of the most ancient food preparation technique that not only made food safe to consume but made it more beautiful too. Apparently, roasting is one of the healthiest methods to prepare vegetables too as the heat won’t dissolve nutrients like cooking does not destroy them.

The drawback of roasting is that it requires a bit of extra time on our hand, comparing it to the microwave oven that gets things done in minutes. The microwave oven though fails at one crucial aspect of preparing our food that can’t be exchanged for anything and that is making our food more beautiful.

 Ingredients

  • 1lb / 500g Cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons / 30ml Cooking oil or butter
  • 2 teaspoon / 10g Salt
  • Optional
    • 2 teaspoons / 3g Paprika or chili
    • 1 teaspoon / 3g Garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon / 3g Onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon / 3g Ground mustard seed

How to make Oven roasted cauliflower

  1. Remove the cauliflower leaves and take it into florets.Roasted cauliflower recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Take into small bite sized florets, pour oil or add butter then sprinkle all the spices and herbs we want to use on them. Cover the dish and shake until all florets are evenly covered.Roasted-cauliflower-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  3. Alternatively just slice them up, brush them with oil then sprinkle the desired ingredients evenly on top.Roasted-cauliflower-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  4. Place them into a 390°F / 200°C oven until golden brown spots start to appear on the florets or desired texture achieved, 30 – 60 minutes.Roasted-cauliflower-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Does beauty matter or what's inside carries the real importance? Let's roast some cauliflowers to find it out!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 94kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil or butter
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • Optional
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika or chili
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground mustard seed

Instructions

  • Remove the cauliflower leaves and take it into florets.
    Roasted cauliflower recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Take into small bite sized florets, pour oil or add butter then sprinkle all the spices and herbs we want to use on them. Cover the dish and shake until all florets are evenly covered.
    Roasted-cauliflower-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • Alternatively just slice them up, brush them with oil then sprinkle the desired ingredients evenly on top.
    Roasted-cauliflower-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  • Place them into a 390°F / 200°C oven until golden brown spots start to appear on the florets or desired texture achieved, 30 - 60 minutes.
    Roasted-cauliflower-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 94kcal (5%) | Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1198mg (52%) | Potassium: 353mg (10%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Vitamin C: 55mg (67%) | Calcium: 28mg (3%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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