Monday, 15 October 2018

Navratri 2018 - Day 6 - White

The color whiteis the most positive colorof all. It is associated with purity, light, heaven, cleanliness, spirituality and perfection. As humans, we tend to typically portray the good guy in white and the bad guy in black. That’s the significance of the color white.
When it comes to food, we believe in eating the colors of rainbow. White foods are generally considered unhealthy because most refined and processed foods are white in color, like sugar, bread, rice, white flour etc. But the fact is there are many white foods that are good for our health.White foods contain nutrients that we need in our diets like anthoxanthins which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and sulfur which detoxifies our liver and help with protein structure and skin health. White foods like cauliflower, cabbage, beans, onions, garlic, mushrooms, tofu are very healthy and can be easily included in our daily diet.
On day 6 of Navratri I decided to make a cauliflower preparation which I recently learnt to make and immediately became a fan. It’s healthy, it’s easy to make and can be easily paired with any other food you like. I made Cauliflower rice with pan-seared tofu and cottage cheese. (Tofu is the vegan option)



Ingredients:
2tbsp. olive oil
½ Cauliflower head
2 cloves garlic, minced or garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. fresh parsley
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
100 gms tofu/paneer

Recipe:

1. To make the cauliflower into rice: Chop the cauliflower into florets, then place the cauliflower (in 3 or 4 batches) in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice. Do not over process it, you don’t want it to be mushy.
2. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray the baking sheet with oil. Combine the riced cauliflower, olive oil, garlic and salt on the prepared sheet, spread out in a thin single layer and roast in the oven for 15 -20 minutes.


3. Remove from oven, top with fresh lemon juice and parsley and mix it well.
4. Pat the tofu/paneer dry with paper towels to remove excess water. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.
5. Heat a large pan over high heat. Add oil and after the oil is hot, carefully add the tofu/paneer into a single layer.


6. Sprinkle salt, pepper and chili powder.
7. Sear each side for 1-2 minutes, or until sides are golden and crisp.




And
this is my White outfit. Hope you like it.




-SOnali
 For So-Saree Canada

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