roasted cauliflower grits and gouda

it’s been quite some time since I shared a blog post. i’ve been crazy busy and in the midst of it all trying to find balance…some days i find it…some days not so much. this month i’m renewing my commitment to myself to stay more balanced…after all, what good is anything in life without our health and sanity?

i was in a groove a few months ago, cooking more at home, taking time to do my meditation and yoga practice every day, spending more time “not doing”, but then life got really busy, in an exciting way but none the less…REALLY BUSY. isn’t it funny how it’s so easy in life to stay balanced and maintain self-care when we have a lot of time but when time is less available that’s the first thing to go?   i’m a firm believer that we choose how we spend our time. we can’t MAKE time but we get to  CHOOSE how we spend our time. Sometimes we have just have to say NO to something in order to make space for that precious time we have left over after work and life responsibilities. I’m making a commitment this month to say NO to more obligations if i can and to say YES to spending more time on self-care.

speaking of self-care. the past month, with travel and a hectic schedule,  i ate out at restaurants far too much and cooked at home far to little. i always feel the difference in my health when i eat out a lot. there’s nothing like cooking with fresh ingredients, spending time and loving energy on preparing food and knowing exactly what’s in the food you eat. I’m looking forward to my trip to the farmer’s market this weekend and getting back to a healthy routine of cooking at home.

speaking of farmers markets. i snatched these beauties up at the farmers market a while ago. i discovered the most delicious recipe starring this amazing vegetable.

i love cauliflower. especially this amazing rainbow mixture of cauliflowers. isn’t it just beautiful?

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i love cauliflower for its amazing flavor, texture and colors. here’s why you should love cauliflower too

  • fights cancer
  • boosts heart health
  • supports healthy digestion – high in dietary fiber
  • natural anti-inflammatory
  • rich in vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese)
  • high in antioxidants – boosts immune system
  • supports the bodies detoxification process
  • increases brain health

a vegetable that’s good for you and makes you smarter…can’t get better than that!

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here’s how the recipe goes…

roasted cauliflower grits and gouda

ingredients:

1 head of purple cauliflower, 1 head of green broccoflower, 1 head of white cauliflower

organic gouda cheese (i found this organic gouda at whole foods)

organic white corn grits

organic olive oil

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  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. cut cauliflower into medium pieces
  3. put in baking dish
  4. add olive oil and a dash of himalayan sea salt
  5. bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden
  6. wait until cauliflower is almost cooked then prepare the grits – follow instructions for preparation
  7. shred the gouda

add cauliflower atop the grits. top with shredded gouda

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eat slowly. eat out less. prepare your food more. say no when needed.

practice more self-care. be well

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