The Family that Roasts Together

I think my family is officially becoming a blog family.

I started this little online dog and pony show over a year ago (yes, it’s true, I didn’t have a “blogiversary”- sorry I’m not sorry).

And my parents have become faithful blog readers.  My dad even called me the night my warm brussels sprout salad recipe went up to tell me that he had immediately prepared the dish and offered his honest and unbiased review. And by “honest and unbiased” I mean he liked it.

And now (drum roll please), my sister has started a blog of her very own!

My big sister, Kim, is now the proud owner of

Once upon a time, I used to call this a healthy living blog (and I sort of still do when I’m posting recipes or talking about…produce…), but hers really IS one.  She’s not an MD, RD, or any other initials but she’s really smart and has done a ton of research on holistic medicine and homeopathic remedies- she even cured her asthma, no joke.

Anyway, a while back she posted her recipe for roasted cauliflower.  I’ve roasted cauliflower before (I’m the one who introduced her to the glory of roasted vegetables after all…*ahem ahem*), but I never really think about roasting it on its own.

I switched up the spices a little bit, using garlic powder, red chili flakes, turmeric, salt and pepper, but kept the method the same.

The great thing about turmeric is that not only is it really good for you and pairs well with the cauliflower’s flavor, but it also makes it a deep golden, mustard color.

And let’s face it- cauliflower could use a day in the sun.  It’s color is pastier than my legs.

I paired my cauliflower with 1/2 of a baked sweet potato and some organic vegetarian baked beans and called it a day.

And I was full.

And it was good.

18 thoughts on “The Family that Roasts Together

  1. Cauliflower is only good roasted. I ate some raw today, and it was…edible. But not good. Maybe you should slather your legs in turmeric? Actually, no. Don’t do that.

  2. I love that your dad tried your recipe right away. And that your parents read your blog. I tried explaining it to my mom once. It went like this,
    “So what do you write about? Yourself?”
    “Pretty much, yah”
    “Oh. And people actually read that?”

    Yah. My family is supportive. 🙂

  3. I love when my mom calls me after she reads my blog and says “YOU MISSPELLED SOMETHING!!!” Because even though
    a. I am an awful speller, God help me if I have to live a life without auto correct. (I already used it 3 times leaving this comment.)
    b. I hate being corrected by anyone other than a computer that is obviously smarter than me.

    It still totally warms my heart that she reads it faithfully every single day.
    Congrats to your sis for taking the plunge!

  4. I’m so excited to read your sister’s blog! My dad has pretty bad asthma, so it’s very intriguing to hear that she was able to cure it.

    Love that your family is now a blog family. And also, that cauliflower looks amazing. It’s a veggie that I never really eat unless it’s doused in something, but I think the yellow/tan coloring gives it a whole new personality. 🙂

  5. i love you.

    i love your shenanigans.

    i love having shenanigans with you.

    i’m sorry i missed your birthday {hope it was a good one!}.

    i want that brussel sprouts salad, good seats to a cubs game with you and a shirt like the one you have with two thumbs up.

    happy labor day friend 🙂

  6. Cute! I think my grandfather is actually my biggest blog fan. Hey – at least that’s one guaranteed reader, right? 😉 Sadly, my parents say I eat too much weird stuff, so I don’t think we’ll be sharing any recipes in the near future.

  7. I’m not much of a cauliflower fan but I have to say this recipe helped it gain a few with me. Anything roasted in garlic can’t be that bad, right?

    Too funny that you’ve got a blogging family! Your sister’s website looks great! And I love that your dad calls to give you his “unbiased” opinion. 🙂 Um, my parents don’t even have the INTERNET, or the “World Wide Web” as they like to call it, at their house. So I’m the middle man in their information-seeking equation. Every phone call from them goes something like this, “Hi! How are you? Great. I need you to go to this webpage for me, okay? It’s http://www...”

    But seriously, I’m going to try the cauliflower. 🙂

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