Consuming turmeric is a great way to fight inflammation naturally. This simple and delicious recipe is fast and easy to make, and packed with healthy benefits.
As we discussed on Monday, chronic inflammation is a major cause of many modern diseases. Luckily, you can fight inflammation with a healthy diet that includes plenty of anti-inflammatory foods.
Turmeric is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories, and it lends a beautiful color and a spicy flavor to many dishes.
In fact, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), the active ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) may have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antioxidant properties.
Cauliflower also has it’s own set of healthy properties. For example, cauliflower is packed with vitamin C and potassium. And for those seeking a gluten-free grain replacement, its neutral flavor and hearty texture makes it a good choice for many dishes.
The roasted cauliflower recipe below from the Paleo Hacks Blog is super simple, and makes a healthy and delicious side dish for a potluck or quick dinner at home.
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
1 head cauliflower
2 T coconut oil (melted)
1 t turmeric
½ t cumin
½ t crushed red pepper
½ t crushed garlic
2 T water
2 T fresh basil (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 400F. Chop the head of cauliflower into florets.
- Whisk together coconut oil, turmeric, cumin, crushed red pepper, garlic, and water.
- Place the cauliflower florets on a pan, pour the mixture over them, and toss well.
- Roast the cauliflower for 30 minutes, and top with fresh basil.
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