Crazy about Cauliflower Stalks
One of my favorite quotes from the movie America’s Sweethearts is from the director Hal Weidmann, who is played brilliantly by Christopher Walken. “I wasn’t looking for it. It came to me like a bus in the street . . . or the woman who changes the flowers at our desert house.” I’m not sure about that woman, but I am sure that this quote describes how I came upon From the ground up Cauliflower Stalks. They were arranged neatly there on the grocery store shelf, perfectly poised to catch my eye.
Again, I wasn’t looking for them, but I picked up a bag to examine it. The nutrition label didn’t have any red flags (at least none that were obvious to me), and the price seemed fine, given the size of the bag and likely volume of contents. I’m not a huge fan of cauliflower; it’s a particular bland vegetable. But what convinced me to give it a try was that magical word on the front of the bag — cheddar. I love cheese. I can’t get enough of cheese. In fact, if heaven doesn’t have cheese, I’m pretty sure I’m going to hell. I just gotta have cheese in my life.
But what amazed me even more than my love of cheese amazes some was how good these cauliflower-based snacks are. I’m talking addictive levels of good! I couldn’t keep my hand out of the bag. And there was no sense in pouring just a small bowl to “limit my serving size” because, as soon as my small bowl was empty (which took something like 30 seconds), I was off to the kitchen to grab the bag. The only thing holding me back from consuming the entire bag in one sitting was the thought that I could have some tomorrow if I stop now. This is the only reason the bag lasted three days.
For me, cauliflower has always been one of those vegetables low on the pecking order — until now! If you’re looking for a new “healthy” snack to try, put your money here. You won’t be disappointed. And if you are, just give me the rest of your bag.
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