TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER w/ DATES AND ALMONDS

TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER w/ DATES AND ALMONDS

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.

TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER w/ DATES AND ALMONDS

TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER w/ DATES AND ALMONDS

Ingredients
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.

TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER w/ DATES AND ALMONDS

18 Comments Add yours

  1. That is an awesome way to use cauliflower, looks so beautiful and vibrant (:

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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  2. I am coming to your place – what time is dinner?
    Sorry about your migrane, sounds like it was a monster, I do not like migranes !!!! Hope you are tons better ❀

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    1. For you I will have dinner anytime! πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much, so sweet of you <3. I still have this nasty headache but I blame the weather, its so strange right now. It feels like summer, but the wind is chilly and its super humid… :O

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  3. mashar says:

    Try this local food: porridge with hot peanut sauce. πŸ™‚
    https://plumbonblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/sarapan-pagi/

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  4. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare cauliflowers. This sounds delicious! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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    1. Thank you so, so much! It is some unusual flavors but so tasty!

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  5. I’ve roasted cauliflower fairly often, but usually keep it pretty simple. This looks incredible with the sweet dates and and the savoury ginger and thyme. Yum! I’ll have to keep this in mind for next time. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

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    1. I also eat loads of cauliflower, it is so easy just to throw it in the oven. This version jazz it up a bit so hope you will like it of you decide to give it a try! πŸ™‚

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  6. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  7. Nadia says:

    I can just imagine the flavour combination.

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    1. It’s pretty nice actually πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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  8. This looks absolutely beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for dropping by!

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  9. Arl's World says:

    This looks so pretty and flavorful. The perfect recipe for a healthy lifestyle!

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