Cancer-Fighting Golden Cauliflower

cauliflowerCruciferous veggies (broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts and cauliflower) have been found in many studies to help prevent cancer as well as to help boost survival in cancer patients. One study has linked cruciferous veggies to increasing breast cancer survival, another shows that these hearty, high fiber veggies can help in lowering lung cancer risk in smokers. However, with this recipe, none is more promising than a study that showed that cauliflower and turmeric may actually halt prostate cancer! A 2006 study of mice found that the combination of the two helped to halt progression in a laboratory setting. So settle in guys, and enjoy this fabulous recipe filled with flavor, spice and a bit of cancer prevention!

 Cauliflower Gold

Makes 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 cup

1 cauliflower – small florets
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp garam masala
1/2 cup walnuts – toasted, course ground
pinch cayenne pepper
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 cup vegetable stock

In small bowl combine 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp garam masala, a pinch cayenne pepper and set aside.

In large sauté pan add oil, swirl to cover bottom then add cauliflower and toss. Sprinkle with salt, toss and mix well. Continue to toss, stir and agitate frequently until cauliflower becomes golden brown (takes about 15-18 minutes) and remove.

To the hot pan add combined spices, lightly toast in pan (about 10 seconds) and add vegetable stock to prevent spices from over toasting, add tomato paste and mix well.
Add cauliflower, toss, and sauté 2 minutes.

Add course ground walnuts, mix well, remove and spread on flat pan, allow to cool 10 minutes, place in bowl and serve.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 130
Sodium: 400mg
Sugars: 3g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 1g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrate: 7g