Curry is a frequent meal in my household. The dose of anti-inflammatory spices and detoxifying herbs is always appealing to me, and the flavors are so satisfying and comforting. This recipe includes all aspects of the Be Well Ideal Plate making it the perfect meal to indulgence in often.
This overlooked but valuable veggie family is a delicious, healthy way to fuel your body and feed the good bacteria in your gut as you load up on vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Named for their cross-shaped flowers, these nutritious veggies — including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale to name a few — have been closely associated with lowered cancer risk in numerous studies. In other words, these superfoods are the real deal.
Who has a favorite food that you mostly try to avoid? I do! My favorite and probably many people’s favorite, is pizza. I love it. A NYC slice eaten on the street, a fancy wood burning oven pizza, and anything in between. I try keep pizza to a minimum so that I can avoid refined carbohydrates. This is not news, but refined carbs break down quickly into sugars and can contribute to fatigue, depression, obesity, poor immune function, and many other health issues (want to see if you are eating too many sugars?). You are probably wondering, if we are avoiding refined grains, how do we get our pizza fix?
I miss eating salads in the winter so I decided to roast a head of cauliflower and serve it with tender, massaged kale, cucumbers, apple, cabbage and walnuts for a simple winter meal. The creamy tahini dressing is ideal for any salad but it pairs perfectly with the warm cauliflower and crunchy cabbage and apple in this recipe. If you’d rather roast a whole cauliflower and serve it with this salad, you can follow these directions on my website for How to Roast a Whole Cauliflower.