I had such big plans for this weekend accompanied by a to-do list of the longer kind. And it went so well to start with. Monday was one of those super-productive ways and I woke up on Tuesday feeling like a boss. Then I got a minor headache at my lecture, and to be honest, it was super boring, so I thought nothing more of that. Then during my 20 min buss ride home it went from “oh, what an annoying headache” to full on “I don’t know how I’m supposed to even get home” and migraine. So all my plans needed to be cancelled for a two-day camping in my bed. It feels a lot better now, however, I still feel like I have this massive hungover without having the pleasure of enjoying a party. I feel my best in somewhat of a chaotic environment, I guess my persona is a bit chaotic, but in combination with this humid and warm weather we been having lately it got a bit much. Lesson learned (probably not), but I think its a good thing to being forced to rest sometimes.
Whenever I don’t feel my best I always crave comforting, spicy and healthy food. Its probably a lot of placebo, but I feel it makes me feel a bit better getting those nutrients in. This cauliflower bake ticks all my boxes. The turmeric and ginger are spicy and feels like autumn to me, the roasted almonds for a church and those sweet and chewy dates just makes it feel so luxurious. Just a side note, use gloves when mixing the cauliflower. I didn’t and I got such yellow hands it looked like I’ve been having a diet consisting of only cheese doodles the last couple of years. And I got it on my favorite pajama pants. So use gloves, haha.
1 head cauliflower
1 tbs turmeric, heaped
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tbs onion powder
2 tbs olive oil
6 fresh dates
50 g slivered almonds
2 tbs fresh thyme
Turmeric roasted cauliflower w/ dates and almonds
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and toss them onto a baking tray with the spices and olive oil, season wit salt and pepper. Place the tray in the oven and roast until golden, about 20 minutes. While waiting – roast the almonds in a pan on medium-high heat, slice the dates into small pieces and finely chop the thyme. When the cauliflower are golden and tender mix in the dates, almonds and thyme and serve.