Curried Quinoa with Cauliflower & Artichokes

by Simla on October 19, 2011

Do you ever stop and admire the cauliflower and broccoli you see at the farmer’s market or in the grocery store? No? Well, maybe you’ll want to after reading these facts and trying the recipe below.

Welcome. Meet the cruciferous (brassica) family of veggies, which includes: broccoli, broccoli rabe, broccolini, cauliflower (white, orange, green, and purple), all cabbages (white, purple, napa, etc.), brussels sprouts, collard greens, and all kinds of kale.

The cruciferous family, if they were human, would be a very loving and nurturing family. No dysfunction here. Here’s why:

The other star ingredient in the recipe below is artichoke. Artichoke is from the thistle family, as is milk thistle (which is known for its powerful liver-supporting and reparative qualities). Artichoke is known to:

Convinced this stuff is good for you? Now, find out how delicious these healthy veggies can be by making this recipe:

Curried Quinoa with Cauliflower & Artichokes
adapted from Jonathan Miller’s recipe on

Generously serves 2.


1 cup cooked quinoa – try ivory or red quinoa for more color
1 small head of cauliflower, rinsed and cut into florets. Include the more tender parts of the stem, too.
1/4 – 1/3 cup peas
1 shallot, peeled and minced
1/3 – 1/2 can marinated artichoke hearts
3 TBS lemon juice
1/2 TBS curry powder
4 TBS minced cilantro
2 TBS olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook your quinoa and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Steam the cauliflower, broccoli, and peas to the texture you like.
  3. Make a vinaigrette with the shallot, lemon juice, curry powder, a bit of cilantro, and olive oil.
  4. Fold that into the quinoa with the vegetables and add additional sea salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm, topped with the artichokes.




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This recipe is shared with you courtesy of Simla Somturk Wickless, MBA, CHC, CNE, founder of Delicious Health LLC. Simla is a health, nutrition, and balanced living coach whose mission is to transform Busy Bodies into healthy, Balanced beings TM. Simla loves working with women entrepreneurs, professionals, and autoimmune clients to help them double their energy, tame their stress, get to their ideal weight without dieting, and take back control of their health to live intensely pleasurable and impactful lives. Learn more  at or .

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Connie October 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

Great effort in getting your newsletter, Delicious Bytes, out. Such great information! I love Quinoa so I appreciate this recipe. Looking forward to more.
Connie from OBBW

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