If I was to follow a rainbow and find a treasure chest full of these golden nuggets, I would be the happiest girl in the world. I could literally eat roasted curry cauliflower every day, for the rest of my life. I don’t know if it’s because of the vibrant color or flavor, but something about it makes curry cauliflower SO delicious!
THE HUMBLE CAULIFLOWER
Last year, when I discovered I had Lyme Disease, I decided to stick to a strict Paleo diet for 1 month to see if my symptoms improved. Cauliflower became a big star in my meals. I added it to smoothies to make them more vegetable dense. I made tortillas out of cauliflower and eggs. Instead of rice, I minced cauliflower and ate it as I would rice. Cauliflower became a staple in my kitchen.
After my jaunt with paleo-ism, I started to re-incorporate grains, legumes etc. For me, I feel better not being 100% Paleo. Even though I do consume grains again, cauliflower is still my #1! Sometimes, I actually prefer cauliflower to its grainy counterparts; rice and tortillas.
OH, CAULIFLOWER, YOU’RE SO HEALTHFUL
Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family which are powerful aids to your body’s detoxification process! The phytonutrients in cauliflower help to activate your detoxification enzymes and support your liver. This is key if you are fighting off chronic disease, like me, because your body is probably so overwhelmed with nasty toxins from die-off.
Cauliflower Fun Health Tip: To reduce the unfavorable “gassy” effects of cauliflower, always eat it cooked or lightly steamed. Eating raw cauliflower will basically turn you into a balloon. Steaming the cauliflower actually makes its nutrients more available for your body to absorb.
ADD A POP OF FLAVOR WITH NIGELLA SEEDS
Normally, I just have curried cauliflower as is because I have no self-control and eat it all straight out of the oven. Haha! However, for this roasted cauliflower recipe, I got a little creative and threw in some nigella seeds and fresh dill. Nigella seeds have a flavor almost like onion and oregano, but with a little bit of spice. It’s oh so intriguing and definitely a new favorite in my spice cabinet. I find that lightly toasting the seeds really brings out their flavor. I wonder what I will add them to next?!?!
This curried cauliflower is the perfect side dish or light lunch! I had the cauliflower in lettuce wraps with napa cabbage and a yogurt drizzle. The leftovers are also amazing atop a big salad. I mean big salads are great in general, but with curried cauliflower…. yum yum YUM!