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Monday, January 23, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower

recipe and image from Whole Living

Let's face it, cauliflower is like the ugly step child of vegetables.  If it were in gym class it would be last picked for the team.  Cauliflower would have to sit on the back of the bus, and would have no one to push him on the swing.  For years it's gotten shoved aside on veggie platters and mashed up with potatoes to hide the flavor, while we've cuddled and savored it's more colorful and flavorful veggie playmates.  It's unfortunate too, as cauliflower has a WEALTH of healthy benefits, AND prepared right it actually is really, really good!

One cup of cauliflower will provide you 85% of your Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamin C....did you hear that?  85%!! Yet have you ever heard anyone suggest you eat cauliflower when you are sick?  Plus as an excellent source of Vitamin K and Omega 3's (yes, you heard that right, cauliflower contains omega 3's!), cauliflower provides us with one of the hallmark anti-inflammatory nutrients.  What more?  It's low in calories and high in fiber.  Who doesn't love that?

You can click on the link below the photo above for Whole Living's basic roasted cauliflower recipe.  I've made this many times, always using different spices.  Last night was the best batch i've ever made.

Here's the recipe:

One head of cauliflower, chopped
Olive Oil Spray
onion powder
garlic powder
celery salt
black pepper
sea salt
liquid stevia

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Lay the cauliflower on a parchment lined pan.  Mist lightly with olive oil.  Squirt a few drops of liquid stevia into your palm and gently toss cauliflower.  Shake the seasonings listed above over cauliflower, lightly toss, and roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.

These are great as a side dish, but i love making it as a healthy snack!
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