- 1 head of organic cauliflower
- 2.5 Tbsp raw tahini
- 1.5 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 green onions
- 1 tsp paprika (optional – omit for individuals with histamine intolerance)
- Wash and cut cauliflower and place in a steamer. Steam for 8-10 min or until tender.
- Transfer to a food processor and add tahini, salt, cumin, green onion, and paprika if using. Process until smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve alongside your favourite protein.
Recent studies have shown that boiling cauliflower is not the best cooking practice if you want to preserve key phytonutrients in this cruciferous vegetable. In one study, 3 minutes of cauliflower submersion in a full pot of boiling water was enough to draw out more phytonutrients than10 full minutes of steaming. Glucosinolates and flavonoids were the phytonutrients lost from cauliflower in greater amounts with full water submersion. When cooking cauliflower, steaming is best.
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach