Going gluten free is a way of life for many people that comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. For those with gluten sensitivities this diet can be a way to promote well-being and better overall health. Gluten free diets essentially exclude all foods that contain gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and other grains. Many staple foods like bread, pasta, and pizza are excluded, but there are plenty of other delicious options. You can choose from plenty of grains and seeds like quinoa, rice, corn, buckwheat, millet, and tapioca, and you can have an abundance of fruits and vegetables. There are also ample gluten free replacements for things like frozen dinners, pastries, and various snack foods. Not only are there plenty of food choices, but people on a gluten free diet often experience a decreased risk in chronic diseases, higher energy levels, and better digestion. All in all, living a gluten free life is achievable and beneficial.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 onion, diced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
– 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
– 1 teaspoon garam masala
– 1 teaspoon cumin
– 1 teaspoon sea salt
– 1 teaspoon chili powder
– 1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
– 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
– 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
– ½ cup frozen peas
– 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they start to soften, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, garam masala, cumin, salt, and chili powder. Cook for another minute, stirring to combine.
3. Add the coconut milk and cauliflower and bring to a simmer. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add the bell pepper, peas, and cilantro and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Serve over cooked rice if desired.