Spicy Roasted Cauliflower and WIAW

Happy Wednesday!

Here is my third WIAW. For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it!


Nutella Overnight Oats with Raspberries (recipe here) along with coffee and a glass of water.

Snacks (aka lunch)

Sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon and a few slices of local cheese we bought this past weekend.

Two slices of olive bread topped with my new favorite hummus: Sun Dried Tomato Hummus (recipe coming soon!).

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower (recipe at the bottom of this post!).

I also had some un-photographed chocolate and blackberries.


Two big slices of Healthier Hawaiian Pizza – topped with tomato sauce, caramelized onion, butternut squash, turkey bacon, pineapple and mozzarella cheese (recipe coming soon!).

Back to the Spicy Roasted Cauliflower I had as a snack this afternoon – it is so good!

Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would enjoy eating cauliflower, but with this recipe, I really do! Could cauliflower be my new brussels sprout? Maybe, just maybe… 🙂

I’m going to share the recipe that I followed from Eat Live Run, but I’ll definitely be playing around and trying all sorts of different spice mixtures in the future. The possibilities are endless!

If you think you don’t like cauliflower, think again. Just give this a try…

First, preheat your oven to 400 and chop your cauliflower into small florets.

Throw them in a bowl. Then add the olive oil and spices and toss until well combined.

Transfer them to an oiled cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, flipping once or twice to ensure they cook evenly.

I’ve found that the longer you bake them (without burning them!), the better! And they are best nice and hot out of the oven.


Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Adapted from Eat Live Run

Serves two as a side dish. (They’re addictive, you may want to double this!)


  • 1/2 a head of cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into small florets.
  3. Put the cauliflower in a bowl and toss with the olive oil. Then add the cumin, chile powder, salt and garlic powder and toss until well combined.
  4. Transfer the cauliflower to a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 30 minutes, flipping once or twice to ensure they don’t burn on one side.
  5. Enjoy!
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13 Responses to Spicy Roasted Cauliflower and WIAW

  1. Nutella, oats and raspberries sounds like a combo made in heaven. What is it about chocolate with fruit that’s so irresistable?

    • Caroline says:

      I know right! Granted, Nutella isn’t the healthiest, but a little in my overnight oats can’t hurt too much and is so worth it!

  2. Your cauliflower recipe sounds awesome, and I have 2 heads of purple cauliflower that needs a good, tasty recipe. Thanks! 😀
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    • Caroline says:

      I’ve been dying to try purple cauliflower but I haven’t found it at any store near me – the purple just makes it so much more fun 🙂

  3. The spicy roasted cauliflower looks fantastic! I am always looking for new ways to cook veggies. Definitely going to make it. 🙂
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  4. i make this exact spicy roasted cauliflower all the time! it is sooooo great. eat live run hardly ever lets me down!

  5. I think roasted cauliflower is the only way I can eat it!

    • Caroline says:

      The only other way that I’ve tried (and liked) is cauliflower mashed potatoes – but I think I like these more!

  6. So fun seeing what everyone eats! This is actually what initially attracted me to the only blogging community
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  7. That roasted cauliflower and pizza looks DELICIOUS. Definitely trying out that recipe, thanks! Cauliflower is my addiction, I can eat it raw like candy. And homemade veggie pizzas just happen to me on the menu for tonight!
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    • Caroline says:

      It’s becoming my new addiction – though I don’t think I could ever eat it raw (I won’t even eat carrots raw!). Friday nights are always perfect pizza nights 🙂

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