August 20, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes

So easy, so good, pretty healthy. This makes a great side to grilled burgers or chicken.

This recipe calls for cajun seasoning, and if you're lucky to live in Central New York, you're familiar with Dinosaur BBQ's Foreplay. It has the right amount of "heat" for your dishes without being overpowering. I absolutely love it, and sprinkle it on just about everything. If you've been unfortunate enough not to have dined at the Dinosaur BBQ, click on the restaurant title in the sidebar. This visit gives you an idea of how much fun (and filling) it is!

Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes
serves 6-8
1 large head of fresh, organic cauliflower
1 large russet baking potato
2 medium onions
4 cloves of garlic
kosher salt
cracked pepper
2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
minced parsley
olive oil

Line a large cookie sheet with foil, and preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash the cauliflower, and cut up into bite sized pieces.
Cut the baking potato into small cubes.
Slice up the onions.....
...and the garlic too!
Place everything evenly (single layer) on the cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle on the seasonings.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, give it a stir, and bake for 15-20 minutes more. You want the cauliflower to be nicely browned and tender.

Food For Thought: A cup of cauliflower is not only low in calories, but has 3g of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and folate. Foods from the cabbage family are high in sulforaphanes (stimulators of natural detoxifying enzymes) and are believed to be responsible for the lowered risk of cancer associated with consumption of cruciferous vegetables.

-(Shape Up! Jonny Bowden, Pd.D, CNS)

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