Family Dinner

30 Dec

Now that I have more time on my hands because school is over, I decided to embark on the journey through my cookbook, The Best of Cooking Light. My dad was also in the cooking mood so he went ahead and decided on Quinoa and shrimp, but I wanted to add a fresh healthy touch with this recipe for Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan.
Because my grandmother cannot have anything high in sugar or starchy, this is a healthy side dish low on calories and contains no carbs. Do I have your attention yet?

Here’s how to make it yourself.

You will need:

  • 12 cups cauliflower florets (about 2 heads)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Place cauliflower in a large roasting pan. You will want to cut off the florets and cut the stem short.
3. Drizzle with olive oil, toss well to coat. I put a little more than the recipe called for but it’s totally up to you.
4. Bake at 450 for 20 minutes or until tendered and browned, stirring every 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn your eyes when you stir it like I did!
5. You can chop the parsley and garlic in the meantime.
6. After 20 minutes, Sprinkle with parsley, thyme, tarragon, and garlic. Bake an additional 5 minutes.
7. Combine cauliflower mixture, Parmesan cheese, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, toss well to combine.
& it’s ready to serve!

We made a flavorful NO CARB dinner that consisted of sauteed shrimp, quinoa, and roasted cauliflower. Absolutely deelish!!
If you try it, let me know how it comes out in a comment!



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