If you havent made cauliflower steaks yet, then you should and you should use this super easy and delicious recipe!!
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable - which is a part of the same family as broccoli, brussel sprouts, turnips, kale and cabbage (amoung others). All cruciferous vegetables contain a high amount of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, making them a great choice for cancer prevention. Cauliflower contains a significant amount of manganese, a mineral that is known to help with bone health as well it aids in the formation of collagen for the skin (can I get a heck yah?) it also aids in the eradication of free radical damage to cells in the body.
There are studies that show that eating raw cruciferous vegetables are known to cause issues with the thyroid - in that it suppresses the intake of iodine leading to hypothyroidism. There is insufficient evidence to prove this, but it is still being studied. In either case, I choose to cook most of my cruciferous vegetables before eating them.
Enjoy these "steaks" alone on quinoa, or as a side to steak itself! You dont have to be vegan to enjoy vegan food ;)
1 head of cauliflower
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tsp himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
Preheat oven to 400F (200C)
Remove stem and leaves off the cauliflower. Wash and dry with paper towel. Cut steaks, staying as close to the middle as possible, from top to bottom. I cut 4 steaks approx 3/4" thick.
Place steaks on a baking sheet covered in brown paper. Brush with oil and season with spices.
Bake for 20 minutes, until tender. Flipping once halfway.