Healthy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

You have to try this Healthy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice!  Have you heard about the benefits of turmeric? Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, can increase antioxidants, and lowers your risk for heart disease to name a few.

Cauliflower rice can be a great alternative for those trying to eat a low-carb diet.  It’s very low in calories as well. I don’t even really like cauliflower, but I do enjoy cauliflower rice. It’s super easy to make too.  So is this healthy recipe.

healthy turmeric cauliflower rice

This recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.  You can turn it into a main dish by adding some vegetables and your favorite protein.  I think carrots and peppers would go really well with the flavors.  For protein, I would suggest chickpeas or tofu if you eat soy. It’s very versatile!

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Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli

The other day, my husband Marcus made some Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli.  He shared a picture of it in my Facebook group. Since it was so well received, he thought to make it over again for the blog.  The first time, he didn’t measure anything. However, the second time he did, so I can share with all of you!

When we first made it, we were using up some soy-based Miso paste we had in the fridge.  The second time, we used a chickpea miso paste.  Both came out very good.  I just wanted to share that there was a soy free option. 🙂

Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli

In case you were wondering, you can find miso paste in the refrigerated section.  Near the tofu and other Asian products.  Almost any health food store will have it.  I got mine at Whole Foods.

This broccoli is so delicious, you will want to just eat it off the tray!

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Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The other day, my husband was at the Whole Foods salad bar.  He saw they had some Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes, but the were so expensive!  So he had to create his own version that is very affordable and easy to make!

We have had many recipes inspired from the Whole Foods salad bar.  A few examples are: Kale and Apple Salad, Curry Chickpea Cous Cous, and my Carrot Ginger Detox Salad.  These Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This healthy side dish has big and bold flavors.  It will not disappoint!  It also fits just about any diet.  Vegan, gluten free, paleo, grain free, dairy free, and nut free.

The great thing about this recipe is that you will have extra seasoning left over that you can use at another time.  It works well with any veggies or on your favorite protein.

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Coconut Curry Cauliflower

I love my veggies, but cauliflower has always been one that I avoided.  That is, until I made this Coconut Curry Cauliflower!  Coconut and curry were made for each other and the flavors go so well in this easy side dish.  If you wanted to make this a complete meal, you could serve it over rice or quinoa.  I also think the additions of some greens, like spinach, would be delicious.  I used the full fat canned coconut cream to make this dish extra rich in flavor and texture.

coconut curry cauliflower

This coconut curry cauliflower is super easy and only contains a small amount of ingredients.  It’s vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.  I hope you love it as much as we did.

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Sweet Potato Casserole (Vegan & Paleo)

Do you have your Thanksgiving meal ideas yet?  You may want to add this Sweet Potato Casserole to the list.

While it still tastes indulgent, it is made a little healthier.  I am very pleased with the way it came out.  I am a lover of all things sweet potato if you haven’t guessed by now!

If you love sweet potatoes as well, you will love my sweet potato chili and my sweet potato cookies.


sweet potato casserole


I know pepitas are not normally an ingredient in the traditional casserole, but I added them for an extra boost of protein.  They also add great color to the dish.

This sweet potato casserole is vegan, gluten free and even paleo friendly.  It also has no oil!

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Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

I could seriously live on roasted veggies.  Since we are in Fall now, my husband decided to create this recipe for Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts.  There just aren’t enough savory pumpkin recipes out there.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the sweet pumpkin recipes, but it’s nice to switch it up with a savory version now and again.

Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts - My Whole Food Life

This could be a perfect side dish for your holiday parties.  Or just serve it anytime.  To make a complete meal, you can add chickpeas or serve over quinoa.

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