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When people mention cauliflower, they usually think of boiled down sulfuric mush. Well I am here to champion the cause of cauliflower because I simple think it is delicious and really super easy to make. I just made this recipe last night and I’m still thinking about it, (I don’t know very many cauliflower recipes that I drool over)

Garlicky cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower

1 TBLS of oil

Three garlic cloves

Dash of salt to taste (I prefer kosher)

Slice the cauliflower really thin, heat oil in a pot and throw in cauliflower.

Stir for about 5 minutes until cauliflower is softened.

Chop garlic and throw it in and cook for less than 2 minutes.

Season and serve.

Makes 4 servings

This recipes is only 3 Weight Watchers points total

Did I mention that the recipes is so easy?

Or the fact that everyone wanted seconds but it was too late? Yes – cooks have the best access.

For those who want to know more about cauliflower: Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and kale (no it not related to the curse in harry potter) and is chock full of vitamin and nutrients. We now know that cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that increase the liver’s ability to neutralize potentially toxic substances. (Worlds healthiest food)  I guess that mean I can have some more wine with my cauliflower

Cauliflower is best between December and March.

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How to describe the food of the second largest country in the world? Indian is a country whose diversity is unparalleled with thousands of languages, different religions and cultures spanning millennia, but like everywhere else food is at the epicenter of it all. Best known for spicy curries, Indian food is so much more. In fact I almost did not writing about Indian food because I felt that in one blog post could I even try to explain or capture the Indian essence. But I couldn’t write about healthy ethic food without talking about Indian because well it’s healthy, and simply delicious.

Some basic Indian food facts:

  • Most Indians are vegetarians (religious reasons see Hinduism , Buddhism and Jain)
  • Even with the inclusion of meat, meals revolve around grains and breads
  • Indian cuisine is notable for the wide variety of spices
  • A typical Indian plate of food is called Tahli
  • Not all Indians eat with their hands although some do
  • Every region has its own unique cuisine

A typical Thali meal: A thali is a selection of different dishes, usually served in small bowls on a round tray.

Rice: long grain or Basmati

Dal (lentils): including red, green, yellow, and black

Vegetables: either in a salad, steamed, fried or boiled

Chapati: flat bread made from wheat flour

Curd: yogurt often made from buffalo milk most popular is Raita

Chutney: condiments made from fresh vegetables ground with spices

Fresh fruit: Sweet deserts are reserved for special occations

Common spices in Indian cuisine: cumin, garlic, turmeric, mustard seeds, black pepper, cardamom, cloves and fennel seeds. Spices are often uncut, ground, dry roasted or stir-fried, and some dishes incorporate them in the form of a creamy paste.

As you can see the Typical Indian meal is great for dieting, it fills you up on a combination of whole grains and pulses, flavored by spices and a little dairy. Seasonal vegetables and fruits are a big part of the cuisine while meat and processed food are not. In the coming posts I would like to pick apart the main dishes and offer some great tried and true recipes

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