Last week I was sick with a very persistent bug! My nutritionist told me to eat more cruciferous vegetables, because there is a particular compound in them my body needed to fight off the sickness. I love cruciferous veggies, like broccoli and cauliflower, so I was pretty happy to complete this task! Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower came out of that whole experience, and I think you’ll enjoy it!
You may be wondering if the cruciferous veggies helped me heal. Let me tell you, they really did! I felt the difference within hours of eating some broccoli. That may sound crazy, but I’m very sensitive to what’s going on in my body and can tell when a cold is turning around.
This cauliflower dish really brings together the key ingredients that were necessary for me to get better last week. First, of course, the cauliflower is full of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, but the chemical I really needed is called diindolymethane (don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of it, either). Diindolymethane boosts your immune system, and is especially helpful for healing your lungs. Scientists are exploring the possibility of using it in treating lung cancer.
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower also has oregano in it. Before seeking professional help to fight off my virus, I had been taking tons of oregano oil. It wasn’t working on it’s own. Eric, my really smart nutritionist, said I needed the combination of both oregano and cruciferous veggies this time.
In case the cauliflower and oregano are not enough to help you heal, I also added turmeric (of course…otherwise “Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower” would be a really inappropriate name for this dish). Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties, so this recipe is really a powerhouse of nutrition when you’re sick! Colds and flus don’t stand a chance! Even the coconut oil and garlic powder have antimicrobial properties! Turmeric also gives the dish that beautiful yellow color. By the way, don’t skip the pepper! It enables your body to process the turmeric and receive its full benefit.
Before we get to the recipe for the Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.
- 1 Large Head of Cauliflower
- 3 Tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
- 1 Tsp Turmeric
- 1 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Organic Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Organic Dried Oregano
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash and chop your cauliflower into small chunks. Place it in a 13×9 glass baking dish, and pour the coconut oil over it. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients on top, and stir gently. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until it is your desired consistency. Try not to overbake it! Enjoy!