This white cruciferous vegetable is easy to underestimate, and possibly intimidates many would-be chefs, but when you learn about it’s nutritional goodness and culinary prowess you will want to order some right now!
To start with, cauliflower is loaded with vitamins. Vitamin C, K, B1, B2, B3. These and other complex compounds have been shown to help prevent cancer, promote cardiovascular health and keep inflammation at bay. Loaded with fibre, it is great for digestive health, blood sugar control and weight loss as the fibre keeps you full thus helping you avoid craving food.
I like this recipe because the cauliflower here is used as a ‘carb’ and on top of that it takes under 10 minutes from prep to finish. Oh and you can also cook the greens just like the broccoleaf 🙂
You also use it in the place of refined foods like white rice hence it is a very healthy approach and you can still pair it with meat and other greens, more nutrition never hurt anyone.
|INGREDIENT||AMOUNT||PRICE AT MBOGA MASTERS|
|Cauliflower||1 head||170/- per kg|
|Winnie’s Pure Health Sea Salt||1 pinch||90/- per jar|
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil||½ Tsp||N/A|
|Unsalted Butter||½ Tsp||N/A|
|Black Pepper||A few grinds||N/A|
- Grate the cauliflower head or pulse it in a food processor
- Heat a wide frying pan/skillet on medium-low heat and add the lipids
- Let the butter to brown then add the grated cauliflower then immediately add the salt and black pepper .
- Cover and cook on low heat for about 4-5 minutes depending on the quantity of cauliflower you have.
Serve in the place of rice, with a choice of any meat and greens. Absolutely delicious!
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There is a lot of misinformation about oils – ‘Cholesterol-Free’ and ‘Heart Healthy’ are common terms shoppers encounter in the marketplace. However, to really get the healthiest oils you often have to spend more; but your money gets you not only truly healthier oil, but flavour too.
We highlight 2 oils that will transform your cooking and baking for the better:
Extra virgin coconut oil is perfect for everyday cooking and sautéing vegetables; it adds flavour and nutrition to the party.
Coconut oil is comprised of saturated fat, but science has recently shown that the type of saturated fat in coconuts is actually super healthy and delicious too. It also bakes well and is very economic (I usually use half the amount required in a recipe since coconut oil can be overpowering if not used with a deft hand).
As a side note, this oil is often used as a safe make-up remover. 🙂
Olive oil is one of the healthiest ingredients in the Mediterranean diet. Premium high quality olive oil will give you flavour that you simply CANNOT get with other processed oils. My favorite brand by far is Oilivia, but I also buy other cheap extra virgin olive oils for other uses like coating bread before baking.
Olive oil is really great for searing meats, sautéing veggies, in salad dressing, and for baking cookies. It brings a lot of versatility to your kitchen.
Also, extra virgin olive oil is loaded with vitamin E making it great for the skin. You can add some into your bath for soft supple skin.