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Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes with Capers

Inspired by a beautiful head of cauliflower. Now even ugly heads of cauliflower inspire me to make this dish. 

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What you'll need:

1 head cauliflower, chopped
5 cloves garlic, whole and smashed
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper

juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c capers
1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
crushed red pepper


Preheat oven to 400*

Spread chopped cauliflower and crushed garlic in a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Pop into preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. 

Add whole tomatoes to the roasting pan with cauliflower, and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes. 

Pour dressing over roasted veggies and stir to coat.  

Serve as a side to your favorite protein, over pasta, or alone in a big 'ol bowl!
 


Serves 2.

Cauliflower Nachos

Just when you thought cauliflower couldn't be more magical...

 
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What You'll Need:

1 head cauliflower, broken into florets

juice of 1 lime

1 Tbsp taco seasoning (find an easy peasy homemade recipe here!)

1-2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil

3/4 c raw cheddar cheese, shredded from the block

 

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halfed

1 sweet or purple onion, minced 

1 sweet bell pepper, chopped

1 jalapeno, minced

 

Fixins:

1 c fresh cilantro, chopped

1 avocado, cubed

Few dollops of organic, whole milk Greek yogurt

Salsa


Preheat oven to 425*

Toss cauliflower in avocado or olive oil + taco seasoning + lime juice, spread on baking dish

Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until it begins to lightly brown

Meanwhile, prep veggies and beans

Top roasted cauliflower with beans, veggies & cheese.  Return to the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Serve sprinkled with fixins.  Share with a friend!


Serves 2.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric is vibrant, delicious and cleansing.  This simple dish will surely become a staple to your menu!

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What You'll Need: 

1 head cauliflower, broken into florets and rinsed

1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp ground turmeric

sea salt to taste


Combine ingredients in a large tupperware container with a lid.  Shake to coat.  

Pour coated cauliflower onto a baking sheet.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Serve 2 as a main with quinoa or brown rice, or up to 4 as a side.