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November 12, 2018

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Earthy and peppery, Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is easy to throw together for a healthy and cancer-fighting dish that tastes good too!

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Do ya'll eat turmeric every day? If not, this recipe is a great way to start the habit.

Why is eating turmeric so important? Turmeric contains a compound called circumin. It's the pigment that turns turmeric that gorgeous shade of yellow-orange. Circumin has also been found to have cancer-fighting properties.

On his website, nutritionfacts.org, Dr. Greger cites tons of studies relating the circumin in turmeric to reduced risk of cancer, Alzheimer's and, other degenerative diseases.

Eating as little as 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric per day can help heal your body and fight against cancer, inflammation, and other ailments. I specifically designed this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower recipe to make sure we can all get our 1/4 teaspoon in!

Besides eating our daily dose of turmeric, this simple dish provides delicious cruciferous vegetables, something else we should all be eating each day. I love being able to knock out two 'checkboxes' in one food.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower: Add some extra color to your diet by using orange or purple cauliflower. White cauliflower is great too!
  • Garlic: For umami flavor. A quick hack to avoid chopping garlic is to buy freeze dried garlic that will rehydrate as the cauliflower cooks!
  • Turmeric: No need for fresh turmeric in this recipe - ground turmeric will be perfect.
  • Salt & Pepper: Be sure to include at least some pepper - it helps activate turmeric. Otherwise, add as much salt and pepper as you'd like, to taste.

How to make Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 2. While the oven is heating, chop the cauliflower into small florets and slice the garlic.

Step 3. Rinse the cauliflower and then place on a baking sheet with the garlic. Sprinkle on the turmeric, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat.

Step 4. Roast for 30-40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Enjoy!

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe Prayer

Lord thank your for the healing power of turmeric. Let us nourish ourselves with your creation. Amen.

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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Earthy and peppery, Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is easy to throw together for a healthy and cancer-fighting dish that tastes good too!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

5

min

cook:

40

min

total:

45

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. While the oven is heating, chop the cauliflower into small florets and slice the garlic.
  3. Rinse the cauliflower and then place on a baking sheet with the garlic. Sprinkle on the turmeric, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat.
  4. Roast for 30-40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Enjoy!
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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography