Cold Weather, Warming Foods: Cauliflower Stuffing
Eating seasonally keeps our bodies in sync with our natural environments. Salads and fruits are less appealing in the dark, cold winter months as high liquid foods are generally cooling foods. It's also natural to crave higher fat, starchier foods in the winter, as they have a warming effect on the body.
Here is a recipe that will fill the comfort food craving without compromising health!
4 tbsp. butter or Earth Balance
1 onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped or thinly sliced
1 small head cauliflower, chopped
1 c. (8-oz.) package baby bella mushrooms, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley
2 tbsp. freshly chopped rosemary
1 tbsp. freshly chopped sage (or 1 tsp. ground sage)
1/2 c. low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
Add onion, carrot, and celery and sauté until soft, 7 to 8 minutes.
Add cauliflower and mushrooms and season with salt and pepper.
Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.
Add parsley, rosemary, and sage and stir until combined.
Pour over broth and cook until totally tender and liquid is absorbed, 10 minutes.