Cauliflower. As you can see from the list in the picture, it does a lot of good things! It purifies the blood, helps with kidney and bladder disorders, has been known to help lower blood pressure and the fibre content helps keep us regular :)
It's a great source of calcium, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, boron, beta-carotene and
Vitamin C. Really good stuff.
Sadly, it is often passed by in the grocery store - we are told to buy colourful veggies....dark greens, reds and oranges.
But now you know better!!
Here's a great recipe for you:
CURRIED RICE WITH CHICKPEAS AND CAULIFLOWER
Grapeseed or organic coconut oil
1 head of cauliflower, cored and cut into 1/2 - 1 inch florets
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cups basmati or long grain white rice
1 can organic chickpeas
2 3/4 cups organic vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 cup coconut milk (premium, from a can - not reduced fat!)
curry powder (at least 2 tablespoons)
salt and pepper
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped (optional)
bunch of spring onions, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 400. In a dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the cauliflower, season generously with salt and pepper and cook over med-high heat until it starts to brown in spots, stirring frequently. Transfer to a plate. Add enough oil to cover the bottom of your pot and throw in the onion. Cook until translucent, stirring often and then add the rice and chickpeas. Season with salt and pepper and add 2 tablespoons of curry powder. Stir well so that everything is coated. Taste a couple of chickpeas and add more salt, pepper or curry powder if needed for your taste ( I had to!). Add broth and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and taste liquid. Add more seasoning if needed ( I had to again!). Scatter cauliflower on top, but don't stir to combine. Cover and bake for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Let it sit for a few minutes, covered. Stir to combine the cauliflower, taste it to see if it needs more seasoning (that's right. I added more). Let it cool and then add the cilantro and spring onions. To reheat, heat some oil in a pan and stir fry it up!!!