Cauliflower Gold

The spices worked well with this cauliflower side-dish recipe.  We did love this, and definitely a keeper!

Cauliflower Gold
Adapted from Cleveland Clinic Wellness Editors/Chef Jim Perko

1 cauliflower, cut into small florets
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon garam masala (if this is difficult to find, use my easy substitute spice mix below)
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1½ cups vegetable or chicken stock
3 tablespoons tomato paste
½ cup toasted, ground almonds

1. In a frying pan, Lightly brown cauliflower in olive oil, stirring frequently (15-20 minutes). Remove cauliflower from pan.
2. Add spices to the hot pan. Lightly toast (about 30 seconds). Add vegetable stock to prevent spices from burning. Add tomato paste and mix well.
3. Return cauliflower to pan. Sauté 2 minutes. Add ground almonds, mix well, and serve.  Yield:  6 to 8 servings.

Quick and Easy Garam Masala Substitute
Use only 1 tablespoon in the recipe above and store the rest in an airtight container.

3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Mix well in a bowl.



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