Green is the thing! Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and this recipe is both a festive and easy way to celebrate. We are all accustomed to the usual white cauliflower in the produce section, but recently I have started to see all different colors being offered. Attempting to eat the rainbow, anyone? Well, that is possible with cauliflower that is yours for the taking in so many different shades.
St. Patrick’s Day used to strictly mean drinking beer in a green shirt to me. While living in the New Jersey area, each town seemed to offer a parade and bar crawl on a different weekend in March. Even if this was not part of the celebration this year I decided to add a festive flair to dinner. This is packed with nutrients and super tasty.
Roasted Green Cauliflower
Very simple! Cut up the cauliflower into bite-size pieces and place on a cooking sheet to roast. I like to use a cooling rack on top of the sheet to put in the oven. It prevents the veggies from getting too mushy.
The ingredients are minimal here. I melt two tablespoons of coconut oil to drizzle over the cauliflower. I then add the garlic powder, black pepper and pink Himalayan salt. Done and done!
I think healthy eating often is viewed as needing to be complicated. Easy recipes that do not involve a lot of preparation help keep me going when it comes to putting meals together.
Cauliflower is part of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. It offers anti-inflammatory benefits for your body as well as impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals.
As more and more people are becoming wary of heavy grain intake cauliflower is also becoming a substitute in cooking dishes.
Even if you are not necessarily looking forward to giving up rice or mashed potatoes one cannot argue the many health benefits that come from eating cauliflower.
Organic vs. Conventional
Conventional! Cauliflower can be purchased “conventional” according to the guidelines for toxic count. Going conventional means that it is a little less pricey, and is more available. It can be found in most traditional food stores.
This would be a fun way to mix up your lunch or dinner for the lucky day or on any night when you want to add a little color to your plate.
- 1 Head of Green Cauliflower
- 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil (melted)
- 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
- Pink Himalayan Salt (to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Clean and chop the cauliflower
- Place on a cooling rack set on a cookie sheet.
- Melt the coconut oil and coat the cauliflower
- Add the garlic powder, pepper and salt
- Place in the oven and roast for 30 minutes
Your turn: What is your favorite green food?
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