474: Amy Lacey on Cooking with Cauliflower.

Taking an everyday vegetable to the table in delicious new ways.


In This Podcast:

After Amy Lacey’s health took a downturn and she wanted to bring some normalcy back to her family’s routine, she tried a recipe for a vegetable she did not really like. Little did she know how a bland vegetable could make such a difference for so many people. Combine that with her passion for doing good things and paying it forward, and she is truly making a delicious impact in the world.

Our Guest:

Amy is the author of Cali’flour Kitchen: 125 Cauliflower-Based Recipes for the Carbs You Crave. She is the co-founder and CEO of Cali’flour Foods, and her Cali’flour products have been featured in Food & Beverage Magazine, GQ, and OK! Magazine. They were also named one of “Whoopi’s Favorite Things” on The View; and won Clean Eating magazine’s Clean Choice Award two years in a row.


Listen in and learn about:

    • The impetus to start this product and the company was to help feed her family while dealing with auto-immune
    • The love of pizza and family fun night
    • Not liking cauliflower to start, but noticing something after she started eating it
    • Moving her pizza product to the farmers market and the increasing demand
    • Amazing stories from people who love her product
    • From Farmers Market to being in 10,000 stores in such a short time
    • The ingredients in their products
    • How the name CaliFlour comes from the farms that grow for her
    • Getting feedback from her customers and creating the cookbook
    • WAFFLES!!!
    • The benefits of working with a bland vegetable
    • How pictures help her with her cooking
    • Her favorite recipes are numerous
    • Tips on how to make cauliflower ready for these recipes
    • Brainfog and autoimmune symptoms and some results with low-carb diets
    • A special story early in the creation of the business with Gavin a young man with a brain tumor
    • The five P’s – Passion, perseverance, people, paying it forward, product
    • An amazing Grocery Bag that supports women in Bangladesh, and some of the other organizations that they support

As well as:

Her failure – Doubting herself and hiring a CEO to run her company and finding their values clashed

Her success – Paying it forward

Her drive – Conquering her fears

Her advice – Have big goals! Create a habit that lives in gratitude

Book by Amy

Cali’flour Kitchen: 125 Cauliflower-Based Recipes for the Carbs You Crave

Amy’s Book recommendations:   

Simon Sinek’s Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

How to reach Amy: 

Website: CaliflourFoods.Com

Instagram: @HeyAmyLacey

Products in grocery stores nationwide. If it’s not in your store, ask your manager!

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Special Offer:

This contest period is closed. We say “Thank You” to Amy and Abrams Publishing for this offer.

UrbanFarm.org/califlour


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1 Comment

  1. Greg I want to say “thank you”. Amy Lacey’s story was so heartwarming. My husband suffers with immune deficiency and UC so I found inspiration in her story. We are always looking for solutions and so often I find hope when listening to your podcasts. I’m anxious to try Califlour products.

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