Delicious Awakening: The Power of Healthy Eating

Delicious Awakening: The Power of Healthy Eating

Aug 24, 2023

My Mom's words spoke volumes: "I made it! It is absolutely delicious!!! Why did I wait soooo long???" Her mini-stroke became the catalyst for change, making her realize that the healthy food she'd resisted was not only flavorful but also easy to prepare and budget-friendly.

In her statement, she was saying, "Why did I have to wait for a health scare to believe my daughter? This wholesome food is both delectable and accessible." Sometimes, it takes a wake-up call to embrace new habits.

Contrary to the adage, you can teach an old (but young at heart) woman new tricks. My mom's story defies this notion, proving that change is always possible.

At the heart of her transformation lies the Broccoli-Cauliflower-Ginger-Walnut salad. Straight from Chef Keidi Awadu's recipe book, this dish embodies simplicity with profound flavors.

Recipe Rediscovery: Broccoli-Cauliflower with Ginger and walnuts

  • 2 cups broccoli florettes
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra light virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbl grated ginger, peeled
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 Tbl 21 Seasonings mix, Mrs. Dash or Spike (saltless)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp roasted sesame oil

Mixing these ingredients creates culinary alchemy. The flavors meld and transform over time, offering a symphony of tastes.

Beyond the taste, this dish is a nutritional gem, loaded with anti-cancer nutrients. It's a reminder that food choices can profoundly impact well-being.

With each bite of this Broccoli-Cauliflower-Ginger-Walnut salad, my mom's journey comes full circle. It's proof that even the simplest ingredients can hold transformative power. Her story teaches us that it's never too late to savor health and flavor simultaneously.