Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cauliflower with a Spicy Cream Sauce

There is nothing better when your in on a cold snowy day than some comfort food. This dish is very comforting and satisfying while still being packed with nutrients. I found the idea from Megan from The Detoxinista.

This cream sauce recipe is a variation of --> this recipe.

I usually skip any vegan cheese recipes that call for nutritional yeast because I am allergic to yeast. This time I figured I'd give it a try without the yeast and see how it came out. The result was a creamy, spicy "cheese" like sauce that would be great on any pasta noodles, spaghetti squash noodles, or on top of veggies (I used cauliflower).

I followed --> this recipe with the following changes:

I left out the nutritional yeast, I used cayenne pepper instead of the chili powder and I used the orange sweet potato because that's all I had in the house.

Benefits of this dish:
Cauliflower contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and B9 (folic acid).
Cauliflower is a very good sourceof vitamin C and manganese.
Cauliflower also contains carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, and phytonutrients.
1 cup of cooked cauliflower has about 3 grams of fiber.
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin B6 and caronenoids and are a good source of vitamin C and magnesium.
Sweet potatoes also contain Vitamin D, Potassium and Iron.

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