Curried Cauliflower & Peppers

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I love the meatiness of the cauliflower and the freshness from the cilantro. The curry makes this dish full of flavor without added calories, and the peppers give a nice crunch. As always, super simple to make with a fairly short ingredient list. Give it a try!

Serves: 4

-3 cups cauliflower; chopped into small pieces

-1 red pepper, sliced

-handful of cilantro, chopped

-1 tablespoon chopped garlic

-2 tablespoons vegetable oil

-1 tablespoon curry powder

-2 teaspoons salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a large sheet pan, place your chopped cauliflower and toss it with 2 tablespoons olive oil, curry powder, and salt. Bake for 25 minutes until it begins to tenderize, and then add the sliced red pepper and toss the vegetables together. Place back into the oven for another 15 minutes. Once removed from the oven, toss in the chopped garlic and cilantro. Stir, taste for salt, and serve warm. Enjoy!

Lentil and Veggie Bowl with Cilantro Dressing

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Serves: 2

-1/2 cup dry lentils (I used split yellow lentils, but use whatever you have or like the most)

-1 cup baby arugula

-1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced

-1 clove garlic, minced

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

-1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped

-1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped

So what I did here is chop all of the veggies that did NOT need to be cooked, and placed them in a large but shallow bowl. The only two items that needed to be pre-cooked were the lentils and the shiitake mushrooms. So I cooked the lentils per the package instructions until tender. I then added them to the serving dish.

In a small skillet I added 1 tablespoon olive oil, the shiitake mushrooms, and the minced garlic. I cooked the mushrooms until they were tender–about 4-5 minutes, then added them to the bowl.

Once I made the dressing, I poured it over the bowl and then wound up mixing all of the ingredients together; like a warm lentil salad. I shared it with someone else & it was perfectly satisfying and healthy!

For the Dressing:

-1 large handful fresh cilantro

-1/3 cup olive oil

-1 clove garlic

-1 tsp salt

-1 tsp pepper

-2 tsps honey

Add all of the ingredients to a NutriBullet, blender, or food processor. Blend until semi-smooth and pour on top of the bowl. Yum!