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What is better, broccoli or cauliflower?

  • Broccoli

    Votes: 35 72.9%
  • Cauliflower

    Votes: 13 27.1%
  • I dont like either!

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I find I am more into cauliflower. It is nice the way it blends into soups and great in curries. I like the way it softens and sauces sort of hide inside the twiggy bits of the cauliflower stalk.<br><br>
Which one do you like more? And which one do you use more in cooking? What do you do with them?
 

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We eat broccoli a lot more often but I voted for cauliflower. The texture and taste are preferable to me. We recently had garlic roasted orange cauliflower. Not sure why it was orange but it was grown locally and it was delicious!
 

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I definitely prefer broccoli, but cauliflower is good too. Unfortunately my wife doesn't like broccoli <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> but she will still cook it for me occasionally. I hope that one day she will be cured for the irrational dislike for this fantastic vegetable.
 

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Broccoli all the way, baby. Cauliflower is okay if you're making/eating Indian dishes such as aloo gobi, but broccoli I like better for everything else.
 

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I struggle with cauliflower. I have managed to train myself to a point of being able to eat it in things like curry if I'm eating out but I still don't really like it and I wouldn't buy it. Broccoli however I do really like and I realised this week that I never buy it even though I really like it so I am planning to buy it more often. I ate dinner at my boyfriend's house a few nights ago and we made vegetable and bean wraps. He had fresh broccoli so we cooked some of the heads for our wraps, and then realising neither of us had ever eaten broccoli stalk we google searched it and found that you just have to peel it and then it is good to eat, so we fried some and tried it for the first time and both really liked it!
 

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I prefer broccoli as I find it more versatile although I do love cauliflower cheeze. I have gone off both of them at the moment for some reason, my taste buds go through weird crazes.
 

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For those who are interested, you might also want to try <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli" target="_blank">romanesco</a> (a.k.a. "broccoflower").
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RabbitLuvr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3025678"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I like them both equally. I eat more broccoli, though, as my husband doesn't like cauliflower, but loves broccoli. I most frequently eat (both of them) roasted.<br><br>
I usually roast broccoli with some crushed garlic and lemon juice. I like roasting cauliflower with some curry powder or cayenne pepper.<br><br>
I've never tried mashed cauliflower, but I really want to.</div>
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I love mashed cauliflower; it's so easy. I just steam it and mash it in the steam pan with some of the liquid and whatever seasonings, or almond milk, roasted garlic. The texture comes out better if I add a small amount of potato or (lazy) a small handful of potato flakes.<br><br>
I am going to use lemon and garlic next time I roast broccoli, that sounds yummm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I love both veggies, it is a tie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Love them both. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> Eat broccoli more though.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Rhys</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3025680"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
We eat broccoli a lot more often but I voted for cauliflower. The texture and taste are preferable to me. We recently had garlic roasted orange cauliflower. Not sure why it was orange but it was grown locally and it was delicious!</div>
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I've never had orange cauliflower but I've had purple cauliflower. It tastes the same but it's soo pretty.<br><br>
I love both broccoli and cauliflower equally but I eat broccoli every single day. During the summer when cauliflower is cheap I'll eat that daily also. Usually I roast both but I make this often too:<br><br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wDxIGKHFf04/Rc-6TloGCqI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/Y98T57mT9_0/s1600-h/a2+07+069.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wDxIGKHFf04/Rc-6TloGCqI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/Y98T57mT9_0/s320/a2+07+069.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><a href="http://tofu-n-sproutz.blogspot.com/2007/02/superbowl-snacks-roasted-popcorn-style.html" target="_blank">http://tofu-n-sproutz.blogspot.com/2...orn-style.html</a><br><br>
It's a great snack for anyone that claims to hate cauliflower.
 

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Well ...<br><br>
If you leave brocolli alone long enough it never goes white.<br><br>
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If you leave cauliflower alone long enough it will go green.<br><br>
For that reason alone I vote cauliflower as that gives you the best of both worlds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Fadeaway, that cauliflower looks awesome. I want it!<br><br>
Interesting to see that broccoli has so many votes. I expected that broccoli would be more popular but that is a wide margin!<br><br>
I use cauliflower 80% more in general. I think broccoli has kind of a sharp taste and that is perhaps not as enticing to me, though I generally like it in certain things.<br><br>
I tend to like the texture of cauliflower when roasted and in stews... and its soft whiteness. if it was a question of being steamed though, broccoli is definitely better.<br><br>
Broccoli can be good in Asian style sauces though, and you can use the flowery ends to mop up sauce, that is kind of cool.
 

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My family eats its weight in broccoli in less than half a year, I'm sure. Cauliflower is good, too. I add it to pureed soups pretty often; it adds a nice creaminess.
 

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I was going to say broccoli because I was under the impression that baby broccoli or <a href="http://www.destiny-organics.com/images/Users/1/Vegetable/BROCCOLINI.jpg" target="_blank">broccolini</a> was just that--young broccoli. Apparently it's actually a natural hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale. This whole time I thought it was just young broccoli. IMO, broccolini is vastly superior to broccoli in every way. I got some from the farmer's market once, and it was <i>so soft</i> and delicious I just ate it raw. I couldn't believe how good it was. I have yet to taste any broccoli-like plant that was that good since then.<br><br>
Anyway, now that my thoughts on broccoli have been turned upside down, cauliflower gets extra points for me because it apparently comes in a purple variety!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.destiny-organics.com/images/Users/1/Vegetable/PurpleCauliflower.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Man I sure wish I had some of that.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I prefer broccoli as I find it more versatile although I do love cauliflower cheeze.</div>
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That sounds good. Any particular recipe you recommend?
 

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Definitely Broccoli! But all this talk of mashed cauliflower makes me want to try it!<br><br>
We don't buy much cauliflower because my husband doesn't care for it, but we eat broccoli once or twice a week.
 

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Im not keen on either, dont kill me. I'll eat both if I have to, but wouldnt pick them and often eat around them in curries etc. I like raw tenderstem broccoli though, mmmm. so i vote broccoli
 

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Broccoli wins by a landslide. It was the first vegetable that I liked. My mom took advantage of that and overfed it to me and I ended up disliking it for a little while because of that. But it's back on "one of my favorites" list again.<br><br>
Cauliflower can be good on occasion. The best cauliflower dish I have had is Gobi Manchurian.
 
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