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Spiced Cauliflower with Turmeric, Cumin and Tomatoes

By January 22, 2015 No Comments

Erica Jones is a health food enthusiast, natural beauty guru and contributor to Fit Moms for Life.

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I’m not a fan of raw cauliflower. Not even a little bit. When I see those pre-made raw veggie trays in grocery stores and they have the ranch dip in the middle, I always wonder why they waste space by offering up raw cauliflower.

It’s one of those veggies (right along with broccoli) that I just can’t stomach raw. But I know that there are incredible health and skin benefits to eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. So I add them to my diet in a way that’s palatable to me.

And this recipe is such a tasty way to serve up cauliflower and get its health benefits. But it’s not just the cauliflower—it’s also the turmeric, cilantro, cumin and fresh lemon juice that also add benefits:

  • Cauliflower helps to fight cancer, promotes health digestion and fights free radicals which helps to reduce early signs of aging and give skin a youthful glow.
  • Turmeric has long been recognized for its anti-inflammatory effects which is the root cause of pretty much every chronic condition in Western nations. Chronic, low-level inflammation can also cause persistent breakouts, blemishes and age spots.
  • Cilantro and lemons are foods that naturally detoxify the body and help to remove impurities from your skin. This can definitely help in having a clear complexion.
  • Cumin aids in digestion which is directly linked to your complexion. Healthy digestion is a precursor for clear, gorgeous skin while acne prone and blemished skin is almost always a symptom of poor digestive health (which can be corrected with optimal nutrition, gentle detoxification and lifestyle strategies).

This recipe packs a major punch when it comes to health and skin benefits. And if you’re not even really a fan of cauliflower, I encourage you to try it because you might be surprised by how much you like it.

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Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 3 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds (or 1 ½ tsp ground cumin)
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • Small handful of chopped cilantro

Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Toss the cauliflower in the olive oil along with the tomatoes, garlic and seasonings.
  3. Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes until cauliflower is just touched with golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh lemon juice and cilantro for garnish.
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