Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family along with broccoli and cabbage and it contains several anti cancer phyto-chemicals. These compounds have proven benefits against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers. It is loaded with B vitamins and an excellent source of vitamin C; a proven antioxidant that helps fight against harmful free radicals, boosts immunity and helps prevent infections and cancers.
Turmeric (the spice that makes curry powder yellow) has anti anti inflammatory properties and may improve your memory. It too has cancer fighting properties.
Try this easy cauliflower recipe and let me know what you think. I paired mine with roasted chicken and a baked sweet potato. yummy.
- 1 – 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp. ginger root, grated
- 1 Tbsp. curry powder or to taste
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
- 2 heads of cauliflower, rinsed and chopped
- ¼ cup water
- Sea salt to taste
Sauté onion, garlic, ginger root, curry powder, and cayenne in oil. Add cauliflower and water. Simmer until tender. Add sea salt and adjust seasonings if needed. Enjoy!
When I made this I cooked my cauliflower until it was the consistency of mashed potatoes (hence the “mashed” in the title – get it?) about 30 minutes from start to finish.