Sunday, March 25, 2012

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

Why sweet potatoes & cauliflower?  This sweet and savory combo not only pleases the pallet, but will do good things for your too.  What you may ask?

Sweet Potatoes ~ Containing Vitamin C, B5 and B6 will contribute to your overall well being and help burn fat.  Yes, this is no joke!  Naturally high in Vitamin A and Beta Carotene; just 1 of these power houses  contain 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and finishing up with 26 grams of complex carbohydrates.      These are the good carbs folks!

Cauliflower ~ This guys is part of the cruciferous family.  This family contains the compounds to help fight cancer.  High in anti-oxidants it will also carry away all of those free radicals we pick up daily (detoxification).  On top of that great ability it also contains Vitamin C, K, B, phosphorus, potassium fiber and trace minerals.  Toting nearly 12 grams of fiber for every 100 calories, they're great for the digestive support and GI diseases.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower
Ready for the oven

1 medium head of cauliflower (cut into bite size flowerettes)
1.5 lbs of Sweet Potatoes (Peeled and cubed)
Coat with 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oi
l1 1/2 tsp of sea salt
3/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp of minced fresh garlic- about 8-9 cloves (I like a lot)
Toss together to coat evenly
Spread out onto a baking sheet **Important Do Not Over Crowd**
They each need contact with the pan to brown evenly
**Use two pans if needed**

Roast at 400 degrees for about 40 - 50 mins.
Turning about 1/2 way through.
When they start to caramelize, they are done.

The finished product

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