Is cauliflower the new kale?!

It seems as if it’s popularity certainly is rising. Lately I’ve seen an increase in delicious recipes showcasing cauliflowers multifaceted uses. Cauliflower is a great alternative to your typical starch, you can use it instead of rice (ex. raw sushi), or instead of potatoes when making mashed potatoes (I guess it would be called mashed cauliflower then…those with the meal plans know what I’m talking about ūüėČ )

 

This week I’ve put together for you a very quick and very easy recipe for a whole Roasted Curried Cauliflower. Guys, it’s really delicious.

I’ve paired it with a creamy, dairy free tahini sauce. The sauce can also be used as a salad dressing and is great to put on steamed greens such as broccoli and asparagus..so make a lot of it and keep it in your fridge…you’ll thank me later!

Roasted Curried Cauliflower  

Ingredients:

1 Cauliflower

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp coconut cream (the solids found on top when you open a can of coconut milk)

1/4 tsp maple syrup

juice of 1 lime

1/2 tsp ginger powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 sea salt

1 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/4 ground coriander

1/8 cinnamon

pinch of black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400C. Trim cauliflower of leaves, wash and pat dry.

Mix all ingredients in a container. It will form a dark yellow coloured paste that looks like this:

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Place cauliflower on a cookie sheet.

Rub paste all over cauliflower , it should look like this:

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Bake for 30-40 mins or until a nice golden ‘crust’ forms on the outside.

Try popping into the broiler for the final 5 minutes to get more colour.

Take it out of the oven and lay it on a platter to rest for 5-10 minutes.

Slice, garnish with cilantro, serve with tahini sauce and enjoy!

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*Try topping with pomegranate seeds for even more flavour and colour!

Cauliflower is a great food in cancer prevention and posses anti inflammatory, anti oxidizing and detoxifying properties. It also aids in digestive health as it’s a source of fibre.¬†

Tahini Sauce

1 cup raw tahini

1 cup water (may be more or less, add until you get consistency you desire)

Juice of  1 1/2 lemons

1/2 tsp tamari (or a couple pinches of sea salt)

pinch of cayenne

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup parsley

Place all ingredients in blender or food processor , blend until smooth.

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Tahini is a great source of calcium and healthy fats!