You see, that's the problem. People always want to try and 'replace' carb foods with other veg, and it just doesn't work. Of course cauliflower doesn't taste like rice - it isn't rice! But mashed, with a little Marigold bouillon powder (from Tesco, etc), a knob of butter and a dash of cream it's delicious. Even my grandkids scoff it gratefully. I have made low-carb 'lasagne' made with minced beef, tomatoes and onions layered with thinly sliced carrot, mashed cauliflower and a good slather of cheese sauce and that was so good it was published in a magazine! The kids always scoffed that one down too. Although it is made in a similar way, I never considered it to be lasagne - how can it be without the pasta? But it is a very good substitute. It is about being adventurous. My daughter recently went to dinner with some friends. The husband is Egyptian. She came back enthusing over the thinly sliced aubergine fried in olive oil and sprinkled with lemon juice and sea salt. It was delicious - I have made it myself. Moussaka is another delicious meal made with minced lamb or beef and aubergine that has been served in Greece for generations. If you are expecting low-carb food to taste like fish and chips or spaghetti bolognese you're going to be disappointed. But if you are open-minded enough to try anything you might just be surprised.