Blanch cauliflower florets for a couple of minutes, so still quite firm. Crumble/grate some blue cheese and mix with wholemeal breadcrumbs. Once the cauliflower has cooled slightly dip in seasoned flour, then beaten egg, then the cheesy breadcrumb mix and place on a baking tray. Bake for about 20mins in the oven.
I like blanching, drying out and then griddling broccoli with some lemon juice and garlic dressing. I also love veg bakes like Briam and roasting cubed veg in the oven with different spice blends - e.g. one day with a tikka mix, another time baharat or ras el hanout.
Boil green beans until just starting to soften, drain, add oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, whatever you like in your salad dressing, while still hot. Serve cold or room temperature. Carrots with butter, parsley and a spoonful of Pernod. Parsnip puree with cream and nutmeg