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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Turmeric Cinnamon Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric and cinnamon are spices with awesome health benefits.

  My husband just got his results from some bloodwork that he had done a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised to see that his sugar level, blood pressure, and cholesterol were inching to not-so-good levels. While they are levels that don't require medication, they are not good levels. So, me, being the good wife, wanted to help my husband to remain healthy So I don't become a widow at an early age. I am always searching for foods and spices that are good for his health. Then I have to create magic in the kitchen so my husband will eat healthy food. Lately, I have been trying to sneak spices into his food that are beneficial to his health. So I decided to see which spices could help with his heart and blood sugar. Two spices that I discovered to be beneficial were Turmeric and Cinnamon. So I decided that I needed to create a delicious dish that my husband would eat with those two spices.

Benefits of Turmeric 

- Reduces inflammation
- Improves memory
- Reduces Pain
- Fights free radicals
- Lowers risk of heart disease

 While cooking with turmeric doesn’t give you as big of a health boost as turmeric supplements, you can still benefit by adding turmeric powder to many recipes. Just make sure to add black pepper to the turmeric recipe. The black pepper helps to enhance the benefits of turmeric. Turmeric is a favorite spice that is used in curry. 

Other ways to use turmeric:

- Smoothies
- Golden Milk
- Soups
- Scrambled Eggs
- Muffins
- Rice
- Roasted Veggies

 I like using spices in my cooking as they add awesome flavor to the food. Most people use cinnamon in baked goods or oatmeal but I bet few have tried cinnamon on vegetables. Cinnamon is a spice that has a sweet flavor and combining cinnamon with turmeric makes it even better, The cinnamon helps take the edge off the pungent spicy flavor of turmeric. Trust me you have to try cinnamon and turmeric together. You are in for a surprise.
          I received samples of Spice Islands spices to facilitate this post.

  My husband is not big on eating his veggies but loves when I roast veggies in the oven. Roasting vegetables gives them a wonderful flavor that my husband can't resist. So I decided to roast cauliflower, one of his favorite veggies, with a paste made from Turmeric and Cinnamon. I also added other spices like sea salt and black pepper. Did you know that turmeric needs black pepper to enhance body absorption?  I am not going to go into all the health benefits of these spices as there are a lot but cinnamon is known to be great for diabetics and turmeric is known to be good for the heart. I recommend visiting a reputable health website to see all the benefits of these two spices.

Add natural vegan protein powder to this recipe for even more nutritional benefits

To add some protein to this roasted cauliflower recipe, just mix in a scoop of Nuzest Natural Vegan protein powder. This amazing protein powder will actually help the other spices stick better to the cauliflower pieces. Nuzest plant-based protein can be used as a flour substitute in recipes. With 20 grams of protein in each scoop, Nuzest protein is an easy way to add protein to recipes. 

Did you know that turmeric is a cousin to ginger root?
A cousin of ginger root, turmeric has a rich, woody aroma and warm, pungent flavor. This spice has a wonderful yellow color that can be used to give foods like rice a nice deep color. Turmeric gives a wonderful flavor to chutneys, pilafs, and lentil dishes. Use it to add an Eastern flair to curries or chicken.

Cinnamon adds wonderful flavor to baked goods and more.
With its rich hue and warm aroma, cinnamon brings spicy sweetness to all kinds of baked goods. But cinnamon also gives great flavor to many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean. This spice is also good in pilaf and rice dishes.

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Turmeric Cinnamon Roasted Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, chopped into big pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix the cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, and salt together. Set aside.
Chop the cauliflower into large chunks. I like to keep them bite-size, about 2 inches
Pour the olive oil into a large bowl and add the cauliflower pieces. Toss to coat the cauliflower evenly. Then sprinkle the spice and salt mixture over the cauliflower. Toss to coat evenly.
Place the cauliflower on a baking sheet. I like to line the baking sheet with a silicone sheet for easier cleanup. Place the baking in the oven uncovered for about 20-25 minutes on the upper-middle rack. Bake until tender and a bit brown.

Tip:  Mix in a scoop of Nuzest Natural Vegan protein powder for added protein.

This roasted cauliflower was delicious! It had a nutty and spicy flavor. The spices did a great job of complementing each other.

I received some other spices from Spice Islands, so the question is what should cook next?

Looking for other ways to get the great benefits of turmeric?

Nuzest just introduced their new line of Functional Flavors Clean Lean Protein. This delicious vegan protein powder turns turmeric into a delicious drink that has 19 grams of protein. I love that this protein is dairy-free and GMO-free. The protein with a purpose also has Chai and Maca in it.

Did you know that Chai supports the digestive and immune systems? 
Maca is good for fertility and energy while Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory supplement.

The Functional Flavors also come in vanilla Matcha and Coffee Coconut + MCTs.

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Check out some other recipes that I use this amazing vegan, plant-based protein powder in.

Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Healthy Low Carb Vegan Paleo Strawberry Frozen Dessert


Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Pretzel Protein Bites

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies


GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

YES PLEASE! This actually reminds me of a recipe I made on my blog a few weeks ago! Roasted cauliflower is THE JAM!!! :) -- As is Nuzest!

kymom13 said...

this sounds really good!

Jeannette said...

I have some tummy issues so I will definitely try Tumeric. I had no idea that it had a health advantage to it.

Unknown said...

Cauliflower and turmeric is one of my favorite vegetable and spice! Not only delicious but also it is very healthy! I never put cinnamon before I would love to try next time I cook cauliflower! Great recipe!

Claudia Krusch said...

This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get some cauliflower tomorrow so I can try this recipe. I am sure it will be a big hit.

Tiffany said...

I like the combination of these flavors. The roasted cauliflower looks so good! Gotta make this.

Becky W said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so good. I really do enjoy cauliflower so I would definitely try this. IF you invited me over for dinner lol. (no really I will try making it at my house).

Tina Gleisner said...

You've got my interest as I love vegetables & really, really curious about what cinnamon & cauliflower will taste like so thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

I love experimenting and cooking with spices! I have never thought to season cauliflower with cinnamon, but it sounds and looks delicious! I'll definitely have to try this out, thanks for sharing!

Athena said...

I love adding Turmeric to recipes etc... It is a great way for me to reduce the inflammation in my joints while also being delicious.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I love roasted cauliflower, but have never put many spices on it. I would love to try it with turmeric.

Astrid said...

What a fantastic idea. Yes both turmeric and cinnamon are great healing spices with many benefits. I'll try this real soon.
I recently made golden paste for my honey. Love turmeric. Thanks for sharing!

TColeman said...

I love cauliflower but always smother it in sauce. This looks like it would taste amazing.

Jamie said...

That recipe sounds amazing!! I love using turmeric, and cauliflower is usually so boring. This will kick it up a notch! :)

Kathy said...

This looks so good. Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies too. I'm definitely going to be giving this a try.

Beautiful Touches said...

This looks so delicious, and now the cauliflower I knew I put in my fridge for a reason has purpose!

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! This is such a really amazing recipe! It looks absolutely delicious I love it!

Rose Ann Sales said...

That looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I would really love to try this recipe!

alita said...

My boyfriend is not a huge fan of veggies either but loved this roasted veggies in the oven. Thank you so much!

LisaLisa said...

Wow this roasted cauliflower recipe looks delicious. I must admit I hated cauliflower until recently when my son made a cauliflower & chicken dish

Melanie Edjourian said...

I love the sound of this dish, I really like cauliflower but don't know many recipes for it.

Ivan Jose said...

We love cauliflower, too. It's amazing because you can do so much with it.

Gervin Khan said...

Wow! This roasted cauliflower looks absolutely delicious. The color makes it so enticing and tempting!

Laura JL Books said...

These look so yummy I love roasted cauliflower I must make some for dinner tonight.

Anonymous said...

I would so LOVE to try this recipe. Tumeric is so beneficial to us and I love Cauliflower... so this os a recipe I have to try!

Gust si Aroma said...

You just gave me a wonderful idea for dinner tonight! It's delicious and healthy!

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