OVEN ROASTED PEANUTY CAULIFLOWER
I came across the recipe last week on Twitter, created by the lovely Laura over at The Whole Ingredient and was waiting for an occasion to try it out.
I love cauliflower and its in season right now so the best time to eat it! I should just add that cauliflower is a bit of a superstar in the health stakes. Its a great source of Vit C, Vit K, B vitamins, fibre, omega 3 fats, magnesium, antioxidants and phytonutrients which protect against cancer. It contains choline for brain health, its anti inflammatory, supports the digestive system and detoxification.
So quite a few good reasons to include it in your diet!
This recipe ticks all the boxes for me. Its so easy, delicious and nutritious.
It takes literally 5 minutes to prepare and only 30 minutes to cook. Any recipe which encourages us to eat more veggies gets my vote and this one certainly does that. Forget about soggy cauliflower dripping in cheese sauce, this is literally unrecognisable and its so delicious and moreish, you could quite happily eat a whole bowl, well I certainly could!
I had Graham from The Fat Loss Coaches over for lunch yesterday so thought I'd try the recipe out on him.
.I served it with sweet potato and bean burgers and steamed kale with garlicky balsamic dressing. Graham scoffed the lot and declared it delicious, so it was a real winner!
I only cooked some of the cauliflower and kept the rest marinating in the sauce to have with dinner which gave the flavours some time to develop. I think the next time I make this (which will be soon!) I will add some crushed garlic and some turmeric to up the health benefits, add extra flavour and impart a lovely yellow colour! You could really add any other spices, coriander, cumin, sumac or indeed a spoonful of curry paste would work well too.
Its just great to have a few simple but totally delicious and healthy recipes up your sleeve!
This is one of those recipes that once you've tried it, will become a family favourite. It has a few of my favourite healthy ingredients in it, including peanut butter, tamari, lime juice and coconut oil and its so easy, you can literally throw it together in 5 minutes. So if you have a cauliflower lurking in your fridge and don't know what to do with it, give this a go!!
I'm convinced that kids would happily eat this and fussy husbands too, its that good! Please leave a comment if you convert any veggie haters!
Cooking time will depend on the size of your cauliflower - over-cooking will result in soggy florets, which you don't want!
...............your health in your hands...........
1/30/2016 03:54:46 am
So nice and easy - thanks Janice. Tastes really flavoursome and certainly not strongly of peanut butter (which I love anyway but it didn't overwhelm at all). I added tumeric with the obligatory black pepper ;) as you suggested. Also added some crushed seaweed flakes and dry yeast flakes.
1/30/2016 12:14:16 pm
Thanks for your comments Sue, crushed seaweed flakes are a great addition, adds loads of minerals! I am a big fan of easy recipes that encourage us to eat more veggies! The more we eat the more benefits we get!
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