It’s a common myth that you have to avoid spices if you suffer from acid reflux, when what you should really avoid is the heartburn drugs that make reflux worse – not better. I’ll share more about that in my blog post on Thursday.
But you can embrace spicy foods, as long as they are anti-inflammatory, like this easy and delicious dinner.
You can serve it over a bed of quinoa to make it a satisfying dinner on its own, or serve it without the quinoa as a side dish to wild salmon or another alkaline entree.
Give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
GOLDEN CRISPY BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER
Ingredients [Serves 4]
½ head of cauliflower
½ head of broccoli
4 tsp. ground turmeric
2 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. thyme
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
Optional: Serve over a bed of quinoa
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth or filtered water
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a saucepan, add quinoa and vegetable broth (or water) and sea salt. Bring to a boil and then bring heat down to a simmer, for about 15-20 minutes or until all the broth is absorbed.
Wash, dry, and then break the cauliflower and cut the broccoli into small florets and set aside.
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all other ingredients (turmeric, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme, olive oil, and sea salt). Then, add the broccoli and cauliflower florets and mix again. Transfer mixture to an ovenproof dish and roast in the oven for 15 minutes, until lightly brown on top.
Remove the cauliflower and broccoli from the oven and let stand for 5 more minutes (covered) before serving.
Serve broccoli and cauliflower over a bed of quinoa and enjoy!
There are lots more delicious recipes in my best-selling book, Get Off Your Acid: 7 Steps in 7 Days to Lose Weight, Fight Inflammation, and Reclaim Your Health and Energy.
In fact, you’ll find 65 recipes that taste so good you’ll think you’re cheating…in addition to all of the information about your alkaline health.
Here’s what my good friend, founder of All Hands & Hearts, supermodel, and philanthropist Petra Nemcova had to say about it…