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Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Curry

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by slayadragon, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. slayadragon

    slayadragon Senior Member

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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Can someone cook it for me, please? It looks too mentally and physically tiring for me!

    BTW another nice curry spice is cassia bark - it's similar to cinnamon.
     
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    You could always pick up a similar dish from a Thai restaurant and just add cauliflower. Granted it may not be made with organic anything. You may need to thin it with chicken or veggie broth.

    Baking cauliflower in the oven with evoo or evco and spices is easier and yummy too.

    Now I'm hungry. Tc . X
     
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    I used to cook this kind of thing regularly. Coconut milk is nice, but yoghurt works too. Now I am avoiding chili, but not other spices. Heat can be obtained from black or white pepper, mustard or horseradish if you cannot tolerate chili. An alternative non-heat pepper-like spice is cardamom.

    Let me add I really like cauliflower curry.

    The advantage of using yoghurt, presuming you can tolerate dairy, is that it increases the protein content of the curry.
     
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    Can't eat cauliflower any longer and I love the stuff. All the brassicas really upset my stomach.

    My currys are with aubergine at the moment.
     
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    I should try a curry recipe. I might have a go at this one sometime.

    I made curried sausages some years ago but I find sausages so heavy and I feel quite full after just one sausage, especially with mashed potato on the plate as well.
     
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    Doh, love aubergine curries too. Also high in antioxidants. I also love eggplant/brinjal pickle with curries.
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    What do sausages contain in NZ? I ask because in some countries they contain grain starch - could that be the problem? Wikipedia say about NZ sausages:

     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    No Thai restaurants in my small home town. There weren't even Indian ones (or Chinese?) until the 1990s!

    I had to look up "evoo or evco"! I would definitely favour coconut oil for cooking, as unsaturated fatty acids are prone to oxidation when heated.
     
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    A few years back I read that evoo is ok cooked a low temps.
    My old bottle of evoo had the max temp on it but the one I have now doesn't. I thought it was 350°.

    I vary which oil I use based on taste. Sometime I want evco and sometimes I want evoo. I'd use evco with any meal that contained coconut. But evoo is yummy for baked veggies like cauliflower, brocolli, zuchini or squash.

    Tc .. x
     
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    EVOO does have an additional problem though. It has to be reasonably fresh. Not only heat can damage it, but oxygen. Buy it in small bottles, not big ones, preferably coloured glass.

    I also cook with EVOO. Its no worse than cooking with OO (to go with the acronyms). Its mostly monounsaturated, so there is not that much polyunsaturated to damage. One thing that is a big no though is to deep fry with it. The best use is salad etc. of course, but low temperature cooking is not a big deal in my view.

    The main benefit from EVOO though is the polyphenols not the oil itself. These are natural antioxidants amongst other things. Its why OVOO is often green. These can be inactivated by heat or oxygen.

    At higher temperatures though I think EVCO is superior.
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Just had a look for authoritative, referenced info on heating the various types of fat, and this looks good.

    I first came across the hazards of heating unsaturated oils on the Alliance for Natural Health website - not always reliable by any means but sometimes has good referenced articles. Since then I have avoided doing it and switched to coconut oil. Luckily I love it!
     
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