Roasted lime & cilantro cauliflower recipe

The one herb I have a huge weakness for is cilantro. That + cauliflower + lime juice = the yummiest side dish ever! Say hello to roasted lime & cilantro cauliflower.



Cilantro & lime juice (use however many of each you like)

1 head of cauliflower

1 tbsp olive oil



1. Chop up the head of cauliflower and toss with olive oil.

2. Add lime juice and cilantro to taste and toss again until everything is well mixed.

3. Spread on a baking sheet and sprinkle on a pinch of salt or pepper.

4. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.


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Tropical spinach smoothie

“Green monster” smoothies made from spinach have become all the rage. I, myself, am a HUGE proponent of them. They’re delicious, satisfy my sweet tooth, and get me a few servings of leafy greens! The other day, I had some ripe bananas I wanted to use up and a bag of spinach in the fridge so I whipped up a green smoothie. I had some mandarin oranges, pineapple, and lime juice too so I threw those all in the blender to create what I’m calling the Tropical Spinach Smoothie. Enjoy!


1/2 ripe banana, frozen

2-3 handfuls of baby spinach

8 oz water

1/2 cup mandarin oranges

1/2 cup pineapple

1 tablespoon lime juice

Throw everything into the blender and voila! Super easy : )

Sometimes I don’t freeze the banana which makes the result more just like a drink rather than an icy smoothie. Either way is quite tasty.

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Southwest Quinoa

This dish is delicious served warm or cold. The black beans and quinoa are both healthy (and tasty!) sources of protein and the cilantro adds a little extra zest. It is one of my family’s favorite one-pot meals!


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1/2 cup vegetable broth

1 teaspoon cumin

1 cup frozen (or fresh!) corn

1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed & drained

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

salt & pepper


Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the garlic & onion and cook until lightly browned.

Add quinoa, broth and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

Bring to a boil. Then cover, reduce heat, and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Add corn and simmer another 5 minutes.

Mix in black beans and cilantro and enjoy!

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Cauliflower rice

The other day, cauliflower was on sale at the grocery store so I picked up a head. It’s one of my favorite veggies but a single college girl can only eat so much roasted cauliflower. I wanted to find a new way to make it… which led me to find a recipe for cauliflower rice. It still tastes like cauliflower but with the texture of rice. It’s super easy and delicious. Yum yum yum!

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– One head of cauliflower

– Sea salt

– Black pepper

– Olive oil

Cut up the head of cauliflower and place in a microwaveable dish. Cover with plastic wrap (you don’t need to add water if it’s covered because it will steam itself!).

Microwave for 4-5 minutes or until cauliflower is soft, but not mushy.

Put cauliflower into a food processor and chop into tiny pieces. If you don’t have a food processor, you can do it by hand but that’s pretty tedious!

Toss with a tablespoon of olive oil, and sea salt & pepper to taste. Cilantro and lime juice could be a yummy addition too.