Turmeric Cauliflower Steaks


delicious roasted turmeric cauliflower steaks from simplefitfoodie.com

 

I have been on a serious turmeric kick lately. I’ve been putting it in virtually everything and am not sick of it yet — wahoo!! Its just so tasty and soooo good for you!

 

The health benefits of turmeric are well documented. For centuries it has been known that turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. The process of inflammation has been shown to play a major role in most chronic illnesses, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic disease.

 

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and curcumin has been scientifically shown to slow the spread of breast cancer and suppress tumor markers [1, 2]. Several studies have also reported that curcumin regulates genes that are associated with neurological disorders, inflammation, diabetes, and certain types of cancers. If these genes are not regulated properly, this is when diseases occur. [3]

 

Curcumin has been shown to potentially have positive effects on all of the following conditions: [4]

turmeric benefits

 

I just made this new turmeric recipe and loved it.  These turmeric cauliflower steaks are super easy to prep and then you just let them roast for a while in the oven. Delicious food + health benefits = #winning 🙂

 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice a cauliflower head into steaks about an inch wide. Sometimes the slices come out perfect, other times they kind of fall apart so just go with it. Even if its not a “steak” the cauliflower will roast perfectly. Place steaks on baking sheet.

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Mix olive oil. turmeric, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, and oregano together well in a bowl.

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Brush oil mixture onto both sides of the cauliflower steaks.

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They don’t need to be covered completely in oil. When the cauliflower roasts, the oil and spices will sink in. Roast cawliflower steaks for about 30 minutes until tender and starting to brown.

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Let cool and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

[1] Nagaraju GP, Aliya S, Zafar SF, Basha R, Diaz R, El-Rayes BF. The impact of curcumin on breast cancer. Integr Biol (Camb). 2012 Sep;4(9):996-1007. doi: 10.1039/c2ib20088k.

[2] Royt, M., Mukherjee, S., Sarkar, R., & Biswas, J. (2011). Curcumin sensitizes chemotherapeutic drugs via modulation of PKC, telomerase, NF-kappaB and HDAC in breast cancer. Ther Deliv, 2(10), 1275-1293.

[3] Boyanapalli, S. S., & Tony Kong, A. N. (2015). “Curcumin, the King of Spices”: Epigenetic Regulatory Mechanisms in the Prevention of Cancer, Neurological, and Inflammatory Diseases. Curr Pharmacol Rep, 1(2), 129-139. doi: 10.1007/s40495-015-0018-x

[4] Aggarwal, B. B., & Harikumar, K. B. (2009). Potential therapeutic effects of curcumin, the anti-inflammatory agent, against neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases. Int J Biochem Cell Biol, 41(1), 40-59. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2008.06.010

 

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower Steaks
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These easy roasted cauliflower steaks will fill you up and keep you satisfied, along with bringing you the many health benefits of turmeric!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower Steaks
Print Recipe
These easy roasted cauliflower steaks will fill you up and keep you satisfied, along with bringing you the many health benefits of turmeric!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice cauliflower head into steaks about an inch thick.
  3. Lay cauliflower on baking sheet.
  4. Mix garlic, olive oil, and other spices together well in a small bowl.
  5. Brush oil mixture evenly onto both sides of each cauliflower steak.
  6. Roast in oven for about 30 min until tender and starting to brown.
  7. Enjoy!
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