Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cauliflower Cashew Raisin Stir Fry




This delicious aromatic cauliflower and cashew stir fry is easy to make and can be eaten as a simple side dish or served over gluten free ( or regular ) pasta, brown rice, or quinoa for a more filling entree.

I love the mixture of flavors in the recipe and the crunchiness of the raw cashews!

The stir fry gets its rich color from the orange golden turmeric. Since reading about the benefits of turmeric, I have been trying to find ways to incorporate more of it in to my food. Turmeric is a spice that is loaded with antioxidants,  thought to be anti-inflammatory, and considered great for the brain. It has a very mild flavor that enhances most food. Just beware its brilliant yellow color  will stain ( I mean big time) so be careful of your counter tops, tablecloths and clothing!

I bought the raw cashews and organic raisins from Trader Joes, which tends to be a little more reasonable on the price. 


Author: Judee Algazi
Blog: Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 medium or 4 small servings

Ingredients:
2 cups of raw cauliflower florets, steamed lightly 
Olive oil spray plus 2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 small onion, sliced in 1/2 moons 
1 medium carrot, sliced thin on a diagonal
1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes, soaked, drained and chopped.
1/2 cup raw cashews ( Trader Joe has the lowest prices on raw nuts)
1/4 cup white or brown (organic) raisins ( great price at Trader Joes) 
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 
Steam cauliflower for 5-8 minutes in a small steaming basket. While cauliflower is steaming,  saute the onion in olive oil on low in a large skillet for about 3 minutes. 
Add lightly steamed cauliflower, 1/4 cup of vegetable broth, carrot, sun dried tomatoes, raisins, raw cashews , turmeric and salt and pepper to taste. stir and continue to sauté until carrots are soft and liquid is absorbed.   Serve as a meal or over cooked pasta, brown rice, or quinoa.

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  • 14 comments:

    1. What a great combination of ingredients for a unique stir fry =)

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      1. Thank you Peggy, It sort of has an Indian food type of flavor

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    2. That looks SO enticing, with all those gorgeous colors! And the aroma must be divine ... :)

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      1. Mary ,
        I couldn't have described it better- I love your adjectives gorgeous, enticing,aroma and devine

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    3. Very neat that you do all gluten free, I'm happy i found you!
      Wow, Thank you for sharing this, love it! I just started a new linky party, and would love for you to join in! Title

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      1. Sorry Katie, I looked but couldn't locate your blog or party

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    4. Oh my - this looks divine!
      blessings!
      http://bit.ly/sagQsL

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    5. I didn't know that about turmeric. I need to try it more. This is a really interesting combination of flavors. I've done salads like this, but never a stir fry. Thanks for sharing.:)

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    6. What a wonderful healthy dish - and it sounds so yummy too! Thank you for sharing this delicious stir fry with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    7. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

      Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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    8. Hello! I am writing because I love your website and I am actually in the process of launching my own. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease recently, and started www.glutenfreedomblog.com as a way to keep myself organized as well as meet other gluten free people, and share what I have learned. The official launch party is coming up, and I am trying to spread the word. Tons of companies, including Kinnikinnick, Lucy's and Bob's Red Mill are giving away free products during the launch! I am asking if you could help spread the word in any way, from tweeting, to writing about it, Facebook, etc. People, yourself included, are encouraged to subscribe by email or through Google friend connect ASAP to get in on the giveaways! Thanks in advance!

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    9. These are some of my favorite ingredients all together! Great dish.

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    10. Hi Judee,
      What an exciting way to kick up the flavor of cauliflower! Thanks for sharing this wonderful Cauliflower Cashew Raisin Stir Fry at the Plant-based Potluck!. I pinned and shared them.

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    11. This is such a great sounding dish. I love the cauliflower and cashew combination. And turmeric is such a great spice... I have totally stained multiple cloths from it though. Ah well.
      Thanks so much for sharing this recipe at Healthy Vegan Fridays. I am pinning this recipe. Please be sure to link up to the linky party next time.

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