Thursday, May 24, 2012

Italian Style Roasted Cauliflower

Mark Twain once said, "Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education"

Fun Facts about Cauliflower! 
The allicin in cauliflower is known to promote a healthy heart and reduce the risk of strokes
Cauliflower contains selenium and vitamin C, both of which work together to strengthen the immune system.

Cauliflower has been associated with the maintenance of a healthy cholesterol level.

Being rich in folate, cauliflower is known to help improve cell growth and replication.

The high amount of fiber in cauliflower improves colon health and can even help prevent cancer.

Recently, it was found that cauliflower contains ‘indole-3-carbinol’, a substance that can prevent breast and other female cancers.

The glucosinolates and thiocyanates, present in cauliflower, increase the ability of liver to neutralize potentially toxic substances.

Cauliflower acts as a blood and liver detoxifier.

 Researches have suggested that cauliflower contains certain phyto-chemicals that might help reduce the risk of some hereditary cancers.  Also Sulforaphane, a substance in cauliflower, can remove cancer causing chemicals and also stop the spread of cancer cells, even in the later stages of their growth. 

With all these fabulous health benefits why are more people not eating Cauliflower!?! Here is a delicious, easy to make recipe that can be made any night of the week! 


1 Head of Cauliflower ( Cut into florets ) 
4 Cloves of Garlic ( Minced ) 
1 Tbsp. Sea Salt
1 Tbsp. Pepper
1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese ( Grated ) 

Place Cauliflower florets in a large bowl. Add minced garlic and drizzle olive oil onto florets. Toss cauliflower in olive oil until evenly coated. 

Place onto a non-stick baking sheet in one even layer.

  Sprinkle italian seasoning, salt, and pepper on. Bake at 375 for 30- 45 minutes. Pull out of oven sprinkle with Parmesan and place back in oven until Parmesan is melted. Once melted, serve! 

Sorry about the awful picture quality.
 Camera phones aren't the best devices in the world. 

What is your go-to dish for the weeknight? Tell us about it in the comment section! 

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