Creamy Curried Cauliflower

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So, over the weekend Aaron and I hosted a leetle dinner party at our hizzy. We had our best pals over for Vietnamese nibbles, grapefruit sorbet and loads of red wine. But not in that order. The wine was first. And all during. And definitely some more at the end. Anyway, we were finally able to do a little post-holiday catching up and Christmas gift exchanging, which is obviously the best part. Along with the wine.

But then I opened my gift. “Ooooo it’s a book!,” I chirped. And then as my eyes came into focus on the title, and then on their satisfied, venomous expressions, I realized just then the level of screwedery I was entering. The book is called Wicked Plants and it’s basically about how my aloe plant is going to turn into swords and murder me in the night.

I’m kind of serious actually.

curried cauliflower

Pull up a chair. Listen to this.

1) Did you KNOW that all parts of lilies are completely poisonous to kitties? I’m talking immediate kidney failure and DEATH between 24 to 48 hours.

And that’s not all.

2) Did you KNOW that eucalyptus oil is highly flammable and can burn down like 27 houses in a flash? IT CAN.

Get this one:

3) Have you HEARD of a plant called Slobber Weed? Apparently if you try to eat it you’ll begin to profusely slobber buckets and buckets and then you pretty much die!

Okay last one:

4) Did you KNOW that if you chew on Morning Glory seeds it’s like an LSD trip and then you pretty much die?!

And don’t even get me started on something called Bleeding Heart.

I’m completely fascinated and obsessed with this book, aaaaand have reached a new level of paranoia that is only a little bit annoying to Aaron.

Speaking of Aaron, the book they gave him? Wicked Bugs. In other words, no.

Maybe if I stick my whole head in this Creamy Curried Cauliflower I won’t have to be exposed to the dangerous outside elements of the world. UNLESS the cauliflower turns into little thorns and . . . well crap.

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23 Responses to Creamy Curried Cauliflower

  1. DessertForTwo January 15, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Oh no. The wicked bug book should be banned from your house! Poor Aaron! :)

    PS Cauliflower is my favorite thing on God’s green earth. I inhale it.

  2. Amanda January 15, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I think both those books would lead me into a complete state of utter paranoia!! Your cauliflower looks delish!

  3. Amy January 15, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Poinsettia plants are poisonous, too…so none of those at Christmas time! That bug book? No. Just no.

  4. Carly @ Snack Therapy January 15, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    That book sounds terrifying. I never want to go outside again.

  5. Jess @ OnSugarMountain January 15, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Teehee all of those plants sound like Harry Potter plants – and if they exist in real life I must never EVER see that book or I’ll be afraid to eat anything green every again. But cauliflower is safe right?! Cuz I could really go for it right now :)

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 15, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    I feel infinitely smarter…and hungrier at once. Now I’m confused.

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks January 15, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Great looking cauli! And glad that you had a fun time with friends…and plenty of vino!

  8. joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 15, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    LOVE cauli! I have never, ever tried curry though……. It scares me kinda but I should probably give it a shot, no?

  9. Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen January 15, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I’m from Charleston, SC where beautiful Oleander grows all along the most beautiful part and the most well known part of the city, The Battery! It, too, will kill you dead. OMG, that bug book sounds horrifying. I can only imagine the 8 legged arachnid spawns of Satan they probably feature in it *shudders*

  10. Jessica January 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    I am SO all over this!! Coconut, Curry & Cauli? Oh yea!

  11. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen January 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    That books sounds simultaneously fascinating and horrifying. Which means I kind of want it. I also want some of this cauliflower! I won’t touch the stuff if it’s on a crudite platter, but covered in yummy spices? Totally different story.

  12. Amy @Macncheesenpeas January 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    hahaha never heard of that book, but it must be filled with all sorts of facts you wish you never read but then you wanna read more! ha. also… delicious looking cauliflower! An underated vegetable in my opinion.

  13. Katie @ Blonde Ambition January 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Hahaha so glad someone gave you that book – looking forward to seeing what else you learn!

    And umm curry + cauliflower is one of my current obsessions. I wanna make this with coconut milk instead of heavy cream, sogood.

  14. Cookbook Queen January 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Ok, so now I finally feel vindicated for my refusal to ever do anything outside ever EVER. So thanks for that. And this cauliflower. All around this has been a great visit.

  15. a farmer in the dell January 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Your dinner party sounded fun. And this cauliflower dish sounds amazing! my husband and I are farmers and we just ordered our cauliflower seeds today!!!

  16. Ruth Harsham January 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Haha! See??? THIS is why I’m not a gardener… no sireee…. Michael’s silk plants all the way. That way nobody gets hurt. ;)

    LOVE your blog!!

  17. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    I want to come to your parties, eat Vietnamese food, drink malbec and discuss our mutual love of cilantro and cauliflower. Please?

  18. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife January 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Love this cauliflower!

  19. Cassie | Bake Your Day January 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    I did not know that lilies were poisonous to kitties and I love them. I will have to think twice next time to spare little Emma. This cauliflower is out of this world!

  20. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Oh goodness now I need to read that book, not sure about the bug one though…

  21. Katie January 16, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Cauliflower is my favorite thing next to cake. I wish I was more exciting than that…but it’s the truth. This needs to happen in my face.

  22. Ross | TheFaceBaby January 19, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    I keep thinking that “Creamy Curried Cauliflower” will be the next “Shiny City Shoes” … but I keep saying it over and over and no fun accidental curse words are poppin’ out. What the heck?

  23. Sheila January 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    You are a nut! I love all things curry. This looks so good, I wish I could magically transport it to my plate right now.

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