This Nourishing Roasted Cauliflower Bowl is loaded with antioxidants and fiber from the roasted cauliflower, dinosaur kale, green bell peppers, apples, red cabbage, pecans, grapes and more. This recipe is ideal for a busy weeknight dinner and doubles as a delicious lunch the next day.

The Orange Tahini Dressing is a recipe you’ll be making over and over again. It’s that good!A beautiful blue bowl on a marble table top filled with kale salad and tahini dressing.

You’ll see me using raw pecans in lots of recipes in the next few months because they are so naturally sweet- unlike walnuts- so they add a pleasantly sweet taste without added sugar, especially when they’re combined with fresh fruits and naturally sweet veggies like purple cabbage and roasted cauliflower. Yes, roasted cauliflower can be sweet- unlike raw or steamed cauliflower which is more savory.

It’s amazing how you can create natural sweetness without any added sugar by just using a few tips such as opting for sweeter tasting veggies, sweeter nuts (pecans or macadamia nuts) and also tossing in a few sweet fruits such as grapes and apples – or pears!

There’s no need to add a sugar-laden dressing when you’ve got natural sweetness inside your bowl already. Your body will thank you because those sugary dressings are full of inflammatory ingredients- causing your blood sugar to spike and whacking out your body. That’s what you don’t want.

So, what DO you want?

Real, whole, anti-inflammatory foods and natural sweetness that will leave you satisfied all day/night long without wanting to reach for the bag of cookies or crave chocolate. When you start adding healthy fats, whole food fiber from fruits and veggies, and quality protein (such as the tahini and pecans here), your body can use those foods as building blocks to give you energy and keep you healthy and happy. Yes, there is more serotonin in your gut than there is in your brain so your food influences your mood!

Gorgeous fresh green salad with roasted cauliflower, kale, pecans, green grapes and parsley in a light blue beautiful bowl.This recipe is super easy to make and ideal for a weeknight dinner or weekend lunch. You know I’m all about roasting cauliflower because it’s so easy to do and tastes delicious when added to any salad.

If you haven’t tried tahini before, just go to your food store and ask the customer service for it. All it is, as you can see in the above link from Wikipedia, is pureed sesame seeds; it looks just like peanut butter but it’s using sesame seeds instead of peanuts. See the ‘Note’ on the recipe below if you’re having trouble mixing your tahini in the jar.

The freshly squeezed orange juice, tahini, water, sea salt and pepper make this dressing hard to beat. You’ll want to make this dressing again and again. It’s ideal when served with raw chopped veggies as a snack or used as a dip for my grain-free Sweet Potato Flatbread.

I have a pretty good feeling, you’re going to love this nourishing bowl of goodness.



A delicious kale salad with roasted cauliflower, kale, pecans, green grapes and parsley in a light blue beautiful bowl.

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The Glow Bowl
Serves: 4
glow bowl

This salad is full of healthy protein, fat and fiber. It's ideal for a healthy lunch or dinner anytime of the week!

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree




For the Salad

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. of oil, sea salt and pepper. Use your hands to massage the oil onto the cauliflower to make sure the veggies are all coated with oil. Add more oil, if needed. Roast in the oven for 40 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, massage the kale in a large bowl with your hands by coating your hands with the remaining 1 Tbsp. of oil and massaging the kale leaves with your hands until they are dark green and soft to touch, about 2 minutes. Add the salad greens, cabbage, apple, grapes, pepper, pecans, dried cherries, parsley and optional sesame seeds.

For the Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the tahini, water and orange juice. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper; drizzle over the salad mixture and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
The Glow Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 550mg16%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 4940IU99%
Vitamin C 99.4mg120%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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