Cauliflower…possibly the world’s most versatile food!
In addition to it’s taste and versatility, cauliflower has amazing health benefits!
Nutritious – cauliflower is loaded with vitamins and minerals. In fact, many people don’t realize that it is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, protein, B-vitamins, and potassium
Fights Cancer – Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable and contains sulforaphane, indoles and isothiocyanates which are known to help kill and slow the growth of cancer cells.
Lowers Inflammation – cauliflower contains indole-3-carbinol (I3C) which is a compound that has been shown to prevent inflammatory responses.
Feeds the Brain – cauliflower contains choline, another B vitamin related to brain health, especially cognitive function and memory
Improves Digestion – cauliflower contains fiber which supports digestive health. It also contains glucosinolate which has been shown to help keep bad bacteria in check.
Provides Antioxidants – cauliflower is loaded with antioxidants and sulfur-containing nutrients which help with detoxification and defense against free radicals.
14 Ways to Use the Power of Cauliflower
Fried Cauliflower Rice – simply make cauliflower rice out of 1 head of cauliflower and set aside. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a non-toxic skillet. If desired, add onions, peas (core plan only) and peas (core plan only) and cook to desired doneness. Add riced cauliflower. When heated, add Liquid Aminos or Coconut aminos to taste. Make a well in the middle and pour in 2-3 scrambled organic eggs and cook until done. Stir into the rest of the mixture.
Cauliflower Rice Pilaf – Rice the cauliflower and add to a pot with 1 – 1 1/2 cups organic free range chicken broth, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, dash of paprika, dash of onion powder. Optional – roasted almond slivers. Cook until cauliflower is cooked and liquid is mostly reduced.
Pizza Crust/Breadsticks – Rice and cook 1 head cauliflower and while hot, drain and squeeze out moisture. Add 1/2 cup organic shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup organic parmesan, and 1 large free range organic egg. Mix until combined and form into a circle or oval on a parchment lined baking sheet and cook at 400 degrees for 8-11 minutes. Take out and add toppings then bake for another 5-7 minutes.
Buffalo Cauliflower – cut cauliflower into florets and combine with 1-2 tablespoons of avocado oil. Toss with buffalo sauce (check ingredients) to taste and bake at 400 degrees until done.
Cauliflower Steaks – cut cauliflower into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Drizzle with avocado oil and season to taste. Grill on an outdoor or indoor grill pan until done.
Soup Thickener – make mashed cauliflower and use to thicken any kind of soup or stew. This will also add extra nutrition into your meal.