Cauliflower Power Bowl
½ cup cooked quinoa (a great way to use leftovers)
½ teaspoon sesame oil
¾ cups cauliflower rice*
½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
½ onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
½ cup finely shredded red cabbage
½ cup broccoli slaw
¼ cup minced parsley
¼ cup minced scallions
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ ripe pear, finely chopped
¼ avocado, finely chopped
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
Juice of 1 lime
*Available fresh in the bagged produce section or frozen at most well stocked grocery stores – or grate cauliflower with a cheese grater to make your own.
1. Heat the sesame oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add cauliflower rice and quinoa and sauté until cauliflower is tender. Transfer into a bowl or to-go container.
2. Wipe pan clean, then add back to the heat along with the olive oil. Add onion, and cook until tender.
3. Add garlic, ginger, cabbage, broccoli slaw, parsley, scallions, salt, and spices.
4. Sauté until cabbage is wilted, and spices are very fragrant, then pour over your quinoa mixture.
5. Top your bowl with chopped pear, avocado, pine nuts, and a squeeze of fresh lime!
6. Eat warm or cool.
So aside from being delicious, what makes this simple recipe so good for you? Well if you’re into Eastern Medicine, you may notice the mixture of medicinal herbs and seasoning:
- Ginger: Scientifically proven to soothe digestion, ease muscle soreness, and improve mental sharpness.
- Turmeric: Contains the powerful antioxidant curcumin, which helps to optimize brain and heart health, among other benefits.
- Parsley: A nutrient-rich herb loaded in vitamins A, C, K, and E, which help to boost your immune system.
- Garlic: A pungent, flavorful member of the allium family, garlic can boost immune response, maintain healthy bones, and support blood pressure.
In addition, this recipe is loaded with something called prebiotic fiber, thanks to the pears, cabbage, and cauliflower.
That’s important, because prebiotics actually FEED the probiotics in your system, encouraging them to grow, thrive, and thoroughly populate your GI system.
This recipe is also rich in plant protein, to keep you full and focused... but light on starchy carbs, to ward off that 3pm post-lunch haze.
Though honestly, I’d eat it JUST because it tastes so good!
So give it a try
Ingredients Serves 1