Friday, April 15, 2011

Roasted Spicy Curry Cauliflower

Looking for something healthy that will liven up a main dish? Try roasting cauliflower! And when I'm talking healthy, this is dish is packed with some SERIOUSLY beneficial ingredients.

For instance, cauliflower. According to Dr. Michael T. Murray's answer from, he says that cauliflower and it's cruciferous family of veggies contain compounds that may help prevent cancer. This vegetable has the detoxification, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power to help you body eliminate cancer causing agents such as carcinogens. Other super heros in this recipe include garlic powder, onions and last but not least...Turmeric! Just lookup "Turmeric health benefits" online and you'll be bombarded with information that might prove helpful but most of all educational about how you can add spice and health to your favorite family recipes.

Here's what you'll need: 

1 Cauliflower divided in 1-inch pieces
1/2 an Onion, sliced or diced
2 cups of chopped carrots
1/4 cup of Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup of Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
1 tablespoon of Turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of Hot Madras Curry powder
1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
1-2 teaspoons of Cayenne powder
1-2 tablespoons of Kosher salt (reduce if using Table Salt)
2 teaspoons of Black Pepper
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash cauliflower and carrots (peeled), pat dry. Cut cauliflower florets into about 1-inch pieces. Chop carrots into 1/2 inch thick pieces. 
  • In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together until cauliflower is coated well. 
  • Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 pan and cover with aluminum foil, poke a couple holes for steam to escape. Bake for about 45-50 minutes. 
  • Take off foil, turn up the oven to Broiler. Broil for about 3-4 minutes or until you get a golden crisp top on the cauliflower. Be sure to keep an eye on your pan because not all broilers are created equal! 
This dish can get a bit spicy and if that's that case, you can definitely leave out the cayenne powder. Enjoy and Happy Friday! 


  1. I know we haven't had the opportunity of knowing one another in face-to-face real life... so this question might be a little forward.... but ....

    will you be my mom? or nanny? or roommate? or even just neighbor who cooks for me?

    your blog is always making my mouth water... and you don't make things look hard, but I don't ever seem to get off my bum to get things done... and I hate doing dishes - SO MUCH - that sometimes I'd rather not eat...

    so, please? your cute-pie of a hubby could come along, too, of course.

  2. LOL Hi Kristi,

    I'd love to be your neighbor! I cook so much food sometimes it's hard to stay on a diet and there's always extra food left. Sometimes I'm tempted to take my food and pass it out to the homeless but I've been rejected by a homeless man because he was a diabetic. Help FAIL. :)

    But it's good to hear from you and wherever I go, my handsome hubby goes along. Hehe.