How to Make Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini & Spring Greens
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
Slice one whole cauliflower into 1/4" to 1/2" steaks. Braise with salt and olive oil. Then grill, or cook on the stove in a cast iron skillet.
How Can Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini & Spring Greens Make You Feel Great?
Cauliflower Carbs: The Lightest Option AroundDid you know that cauliflower is actually a light yet satisfying source of carbohydrates? If you are trying to watch your carbohydrate and sugar intake, cauliflower may just be what you've been looking for. Cauliflower is low in sugar yet provides satisfying carbohydrates and plenty of fiber to fill you up and keep you going. It is an especially good carbohydrate for Kapha dosha and for the spring, when the body naturally needs less grains, carbs, and sugars.
Cauliflower's bland flavor makes it a versatile ingredient for anyone seeking a lighter diet. It readily absorbs the flavors of spices and other ingredients in the dish. In this recipe, we've replaced steak with cauliflower. Cauliflower can also be made into a rice substitute, or even a mashed potato substitute!
Cauliflower and Cancer PreventionCauliflower, like most other cruciferous vegetables, has been linked to lower incidence of cancer in several studies. Cauliflower is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and also bolsters the body's ability to detoxify and move out unwanted invaders to the system.
Diuresis with ParsleyIn the spring time, many people are prone to congestion, water retention, and other conditions caused by the body holding too much water. Parsley can be a great way to flush out excess water and effectively detox the body. Unlike other diuretics, parsley will not lead to a loss of electrolytes and can be especially good for those who tend to retain water (Kapha body type).
Tahini SauceTahini complements the lightness of this recipe by adding an extra layer of satisfaction. Tahini's rich warmth balances the cooling and light qualities of cauliflower. The richness of tahini also balances the dry & rough qualities of cauliflower, which may be difficult to digest for those with a Vata (light, dry & cold) body type. The bitter & spicey taste of parsley and watercress also help make cauliflower more digestible.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini & Spring Greens Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Bone & Joint:
BONE-TONICAn herb that strengthens the bones and joints.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Lung and Sinus:
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
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STRENGTHENS-RESOLVEIncreases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.
WARMS-HEADAn herb that increases sensations of heat and warmth in the head.
WARMS-EARSStimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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