Jalapeño Cauliflower and Cheese _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Peppers add some zip to slow-cooked Jalapeno Cauliflower and Cheese.

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s one of those veggies mild in taste and has great potential for soaking up flavors from other ingredients.

It does require some liquid to do well in the slow-cooking process, and chicken or vegetable broth is an excellent way to provide both the liquid and flavor potential. Add a few onions, bell peppers and jalapeño peppers to the mix and, hopefully, you have a taste that pops.

Not a fan of cauliflower? Try different ways to cook it and mix up the ingredients.

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a difference.

Since I love the combination of cauliflower and cheddar cheese, that’s what I used here, but feel free to use your favorite topping if you have another one in mind.

Julie Kay is a columnist for The Advocate. She can be reached at juliekay6122@gmail.com.