Like other cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower is an excellent source of phytonutrients and enzymes as well as vitamins C, K, B5, B6, folate fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. All great reasons to add this hearty veggie to your diet. Try this curried baked version and let me know what you think in the comments below.
African Curried Cauliflower
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces and rinsed
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 1 Tbsp caraway seeds
- 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Toss cauliflower with olive oil, curry powder, caraway seeds, red pepper and salt.
- Spread cauliflower mixture out in a single layer on baking sheet.
- Roast cauliflower until cooked through and the edges are a little charred – about 20 to 30 minutes.
Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers this recipe to tickle your taste buds. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice.
Ever buy some random grocery item that you need just a pinch of for one recipe only to watch it die a slow death in the back of your fridge? Unfortunately this was to be the fate of some leftover radishes I had bought as a topping for Pork Posole (which incidentally was delicious). I tried pawning them off on a client. Instead of taking them she suggested I roast them and offered this recipe.
While I’m sure you could add fresh herbs or garlic, I do like the simplicity of this dish as is. Short ingredient list, simple to prepare, paleo friendly, and low glycemic index. Try it and let me know what you think in the comments below…
Into the oven:
After 20 minutes:
The finished product:
- 3 bunches radishes
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- juice of one lemon
- Preheat oven to 450°
- Trim leaves and stems off radishes. Slice into halves, or slice large radishes into quarters.
- Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper and place in a cast iron skillet, or rimmed baking dish.
- Bake 20 minutes stirring once or twice.
- Finish with lemon juice to taste and a sprinkle of salt if needed.
Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood) Oregon based Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. She offers this recipe to tickle your taste buds. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice.