Among the list of top remedies, turmeric is widely accepted as a powerful anti-inflammatory, a liver detoxifier, a digestive aid and a natural pain reliever.
Curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for that bright yellow hue that stains everything in its path, is full of antioxidants. It’s also known to help curb joint pain and relieve stomach discomfort such as gas and bloating.
Now can you see why I’m so obsessed? Oh and I forgot to mention that it’s warming, slightly spicy and earthy in flavor, making it a delicious choice this time of year.
This weekend while I was tired of grocery shopping, cooking, and leftovers, I looked in the fridge and realized that I had an entire head of cauliflower still waiting for me. Hence the Roasted Curried Cauliflower recipe featuring my beloved turmeric.
This is a cinch to whip together and pairs nicely with any green salad and/or abroiled salmon.
Yield: 3-4 servings
1 head of cauliflower, cut into uniform florets
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 tsp. curry powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. turmeric
Juice of ½ lemon
Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
Preheat oven to 400° F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, curry powder, garlic powder and turmeric. Toss cauliflower in the oil and spice mixture until evenly coated.
Spread the cauliflower across a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes. The cauliflower should be tender and starting to brown on the edges.
Squeeze the lemon juice on the cauliflower and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve warm.
Enjoy and please be sure to leave me a comment below. How are you incorporating this wonderful superfood into your diet this winter?
By Julie Pelaez
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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