Cauliflower and turmeric are two superfoods that can be served as a hearty replacement for rice and pasta.
Better still, the recipe you’re about to discover can be served warm during the Fall and Winter, but still works great chilled as a Summer salad.
Why Eat Cauliflower?
Cauliflower is naturally rich in sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has been shown to kill cancer cells. (source)
In addition, it’s also one of your best sources of indole-3-carbinol or I3C, an anti-inflammatory nutrient which stimulates cellular detoxification. IC3 helps prevent oestrogen dominance, making cauliflower one of the top food choices for breast cancer prevention. (source)
Cauliflower Is Even Healthier With Turmeric!
The scientists tested turmeric, also known as curcumin, along with phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a naturally occurring substance particularly abundant in a group of vegetables that includes watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips.
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“The bottom line is that PEITC and curcumin, alone or in combination, demonstrate significant cancer-preventive qualities in laboratory mice, and the combination of PEITC and curcumin could be effective in treating established prostate cancers,” said Ah-Ng Tony Kong, a professor of pharmaceutics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. (source)
Turmeric is well-know for its health benefits. According to Dr. William LaValley, who’s main focus is the treatment of cancer, curcumin is useful for just about every type of cancer known to man. It also has the most evidence-based literature supporting its use against cancer when compared to any other nutrient. (source)
How To Make Cauliflower Curry In Just 5 Minutes
A quick and simple way to enjoy the benefits of cauliflower and turmeric together is to make this recipe.
It takes approximately five minutes to make and is perfect for lunch, dinner, or even as a snack.
- 1 lb cauliflower
- 5 TBS low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed or chopped
- himalayan salt and pepper to taste
- Cut cauliflower into small pieces.
- Press or chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to maximize its allicin content.
- Heat 5 TBS broth in a stainless steel skillet on medium heat.
- When broth begins to steam, add cauliflower and turmeric and cover.
- Cook for no more than 3 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Let it cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from the stove and transfer to a bowl.
- Serve and enjoy!
This recipe makes enough for 2 servings. The combination of ingredients used in it help maximize turmeric absorption.