Coconut Cauliflower Stew With Ginger & Turmeric-Amazing!

Coconut Cauliflower Stew

If you are looking for delicious and quick recipe ideas, then adding this stew to your menu is the right choice for you and your family. Vegetarians in particular often struggle with finding the right ideas to prepare a delicious meal and at the same time, increase the intake of nutritive ingredients.

Winter is that time of the year when infections, viruses and bacteria are present everywhere and we need to boost our immune system in order to avoid them from attacking our body and causing our immune system to drop.

Therefore, nutrition is everything at this point! Winter is also the time of the year when the market is loaded with delicious and nutritive ingredients, meaning that the choices are wider.

So, the next time you crave for a creative and a nutritive meal, grab your pen and write down the ingredients and preparation of this delicious stew that we all love so much!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut it in florets and steam it
  • 2 tsp of ginger paste
  • 2 Tbsp. of Coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, nicely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin powder
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, nicely chopped
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 can of full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup of nicely chopped kale
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp. coriander powder
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Preparation

Add the coconut oil in a stock pot for about half a minute on a medium heat. Firstly, stir the cumin seeds for a while and then add the chopped onion and stir for another minute. Add the tomatoes to the pot and cook the mix until the tomatoes soften.

Once you’ve prepared the tomatoes, add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and cover them. Simmer the mixture for about 15 minutes and don’t forget to stir once in a while, to keep it from burning.

After 15 minutes, your stew will be ready! Simple, quick and delicious recipe. Yummy!

You can serve the stew in deep bowls and if you have some leftovers, don’t throw them away. This stew will be delicious the next day as well and you’ll save yourself some time from cooking or you can simply take it to work.

The good news is that all of these ingredients can be found in your nearest grocery shop and the other good news is that they won’t cost you a lot of money. This recipe is not time-consuming nor it requires the skills of a super chef. The ingredients will blend themselves perfectly and your only job is to keep it from burning.

You can also add some rice, if you like grains in your stew or for those of you, the non-vegetarian ones, you can add some protein to your stew- chicken or beef is perfect.

Health benefits in a nutshell…

This recipe provides your organism with all the necessary ingredients. It improves the digestive system and warms you during those cold winter evenings. Don’t let the fat content concern you, because those are healthy fats, which your body needs and they work as a fuel to your organism.

Coconut oil in general is extremely beneficial for you, especially since it’s loaded with healthy fats, which is just what our body needs for a natural energy boost. Coconut oil is also beneficial for great digestion, the skin and pretty much, beneficial for our overall health.

Ginger has also made its way to the top of every healthy food list and there’s a justified reason for that, due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger is also beneficial for people with high blood sugar as well as people who have increased risk of having a cardiovascular disease.

Cauliflower is delicious, it can be prepared in so many ways and most of all, it’s great for boosting your digestive system. It’s rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals as well as protein.

Turmeric is a powerful spice with anti-inflammatory properties as well as a potent antioxidant. It’s extremely beneficial for people with inflammatory bowel disease.

Nutritional value of this recipe (per serving)

  • 24 g fat
  • 6 g fiber
  • 6 g protein
  • 204 calories
  • 20 g saturated fat
  • 18 g carbohydrate
  • 588 mg sodium
  • 0 mg cholesterol

Sources:
http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric.aspx?activeingredientid=662
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=13
https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger/

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