This is a simple yet tasty recipe for one of my all time favourite vegetables. Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B2, protein, vitamin B1, niacin, and magnesium. So in all areas this is one mighty nutritious meal!
It is also great if you are fighting cancer – and definitely worth being aware of its cancer preventing and fighting characteristics too! Matched with the equally incredible ‘turmeric’ it is a real superhero of a meal.
Foods that fight cancer💪🏼 Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumor growth. Some researchers believe eliminating cancer stem cells may be key to controlling cancer.
For instance, research has shown that combining cauliflower with curcumin (the active compound in the spice turmeric) may help prevent and treat prostate cancer.1
A study published in Carcinogenesis also found sulforaphane may reduce the incidence and rate of chemically induced mammary tumors in animals.2 It also inhibits the growth of cultured human breast cancer cells, leading to cell death.
Other compounds in cauliflower also show anti-cancer effects. According to the National Cancer Institute:3
“Indoles and isothiocyanates have been found to inhibit the development of cancer in several organs in rats and mice, including the bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, and stomach.”
Read more about this article here http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/22/cauliflower-health-benefits.aspx
Cilantro / coriander
Organic rich Passata sauce
1 teaspoon of Turmeric
1 teaspoon of Paprika
kosher Salt and pepper
– Boil chopped cauliflower for about 10 mins in a saucepan. Set aside while still crunchy to the bite.
In a small tapas pan skim the pan with extra virgin olive oil. Then add the cauliflower. Sprinkle pepper on top and then a teaspoon of turmeric and paprika. When it starts to sizzle and brown add in organic passata sauce and some chopped cilantro (also know as coriander)
Allow to slowly cook and marinate simultaneously. The cauliflower will have a rich turmeric glow. The green cilantro will make this dish a picturesque quaint rustic meal to warm up any day. Now all you have to do is plate up and enjoy hot or cold. As an accompaniment to a sandwich, wrap (like I did earlier on a chia wrap – see my last blog post) or else as an addition to any meal or as an actual meal in itself!
Ps I follow a low fod map diet and omit garlic and onion from all my recipes so please feel free to add it in yourself !