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Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Wreath Of Wealth

Wreath Of  Wealth

Broccoli is a super food, packed with nutrition and very few calories.  Cauliflower it’s country cousin seems to “pale” by comparison. More subtle in flavor— but full of it’s own virtues. Healthy? Add a garlic mist to the cousins kiss and I’m talking Super foods.

With or without cranberries this Wreath of Health  is easy to prepare and roasting brings out a sweetness in the vegetables not found when steaming. This is an easy recipe with maximum results.

Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “The first wealth is health.”

And may our lives be rich with flavor too.

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Wreath Of  Wealth

1 head of cauliflower, broken into flowerets

3 stalks broccoli, chop stalks into 1 inch pieces and break tops into flowerets

3 tablespoons Not-So-Virgin* olive oil

¼ cup cranberries

¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to cover

* See Recipe posted November 2, 2010 for Not-So-Virgin Olive oil. Extra-virgin olive oil enhanced or ‘compromised’  by garlic (depending on  you POV)  aka the other-mother!

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Not-So Virgin Olive Oil, Pan, Peeler and Knife

Peel Braccoli Stalks

Chop Stalks

Drizzle Oil Add Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F.

On a baking sheet pile broccoli and cauliflower. Drizzle with Not-So-Virgin olive oil and spread out on sheet. Lightly salt and pepper. Turn. Salt and pepper again. Place on middle rack in oven for 10 minutes.

Turn And Let Steam Escape

Open oven, let steam out and with pancake turner turn flowerets, roast 10 minutes more until lightly browned.

When vegetables have finished roasting add:

Add Dried Cranberries and Parmesean

¼ cup dried cranberry halves

¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Toss and roast 5 minutes more. Remove from pan a form into a wreath shape on plate. Add more cranberries if needed to decorate.



Italian Flag Broccoli and Cauliflower With Red Peppers

Follow basic recipe ingredients except omit cranberries and add:

2 red peppers, cored and chopped into 2 inch pieces

Add to mixture and proceed to roast. Note: With this option you have to open the oven door for steam to escape about every 5 minutes otherwise the vegetables steam rather than roast. The beautiful color is worth it!

To your great wealth of health!


4 thoughts on “Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Wreath Of Wealth

  1. Yum!! This looks so easy and good I’ll have to make this today love roasting in the fall it’s like nesting for our long winter ahead… making the whole house smell good.

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  3. Oh man. I might have to bring this to Thanksgiving dinner. That looks ridiculously good.

    Cauliflower actually “looks” better roasted than it’s broccoli (trees) cousin.

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