Weekly TV Dining with Friends and Skinnytaste’s Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Today’s Skinnytaste’s Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower is delightyfully delicious, roasted to perfection!

Skinnytaste's Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Friends, for those of you who are social and love to go out with others, have you thought about watching your favorite television show with another couple, family, co-workers, neighbors—friend?

Because of the cost of eating out, going out to dinner with friends is simply not going to work for many of us this year. Life gets busy, and we don’t often see the people we love the most, so this is a really fun way to get together with the people that you love!

Downton Abbey.

We started a tradition a year ago, to watch Downton Abbey with our friends Bill and Jenny. Every Sunday night, we head over in sweats or jammies, and hang together for a few hours. Sometimes we bring dinner, sometimes they cook, sometimes we come just for the show.

It’s really fun!

Anderson Seafoods Coconut Shrimp

I bought this bottle of wine to take for the season’s first show (earlier this month), plus some amazing Coconut Shrimp that Anderson Seafoods sent us! Yum!

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Skinnytaste’s Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower.

Last week I made a delicious chicken dish (recipe to come), with Gina’s Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower. Everyone oohed and aaahed over the cauliflower! The perfect side dish!

Since we’re all trying to eat lighter, and I knew I was bringing along this dessert, I said – no carbs! for our dinner.

Skinnytaste's Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

They say that cauliflower is the “new kale” for 2015, but I’m not too sure about that. I like it, but I still prefer the darker green veggies in the winter months.

Skinnytaste's Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Choose a favorite TV show!

I really hope that my encouragement here on RE is getting your creativity going on who you can invite over to watch a movie or a television show! I have a goal this year to entertain in some way several times each month. And of course, delegating, keeping it simple, and having a plan is key to not stressing. :)

Take a course or two off your plate, skinny up the meal, and make it simple!

The Skinnytaste Cookbook.

Gina’s {Skinnytaste} new book is fantastic and gives you easy, healthy recipes! You can order her book, The Skinnytaste Cookbook, here.

Skinnytaste's Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe to come for the chicken, but here’s Skinnytaste’s Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower, with a delicious drizzle on top (that is bright and beautiful yellow!) that pairs well with any chicken dish!

Have you considered getting together with friends to watch your favorite television show? If so, what would it be?

Skinnytaste's Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Skinnytaste's Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

From The Skinnytaste Cookbook; Light On Calories, Big On Flavor


  • 6 heaping cups cauliflower florets (from 1-1/2 pound cauliflower) cut into 1-inch florets
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Cut the cauliflower florets into 1-inch pieces and combine with the garlic in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss to coat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the turmeric, cumin, pepper flakes, and salt. Sprinkle over the cauliflower and toss to coat. Spread the cauliflower out on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake, stirring occasionally, until browned on the edges and tender, 23-27 minutes. Remove the from oven, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve hot!


The Skinnytaste Cookbook

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More Cauliflower recipes:

Cilantro-Lime Roasted Cauliflower {Skinnytaste}

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower and Onions {The Lemon Bowl}

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Cheddar Beer Sauce {Joy the Baker}

Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad {Love & Lemons}

Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower {Reluctant Entertainer}

Mashed Cauliflower & Cheese Gratin {The Cooking Bride}

Thai Coconut Cauliflower {RecipeGirl}

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Skinnytaste's Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

13 comments on “Weekly TV Dining with Friends and Skinnytaste’s Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. I want to make this so bad…and I just might since I have cauliflower in the fridge. My kids love cauliflower, isn’t that funny. I don’t make it enough, but I do love it. That turmeric is such a pretty color.

    LOVE your Downton Abby tradition. So fun. I’m so behind on watching.

  2. We moved to our farm almost eight months ago. This weekend my husband is getting started on building us book cases for the downstairs room. After that we will get/make and entertainment center. Some comfy seating and we will be set to entertain in that area. I’m really looking forward to it.
    And we love any flavor of roasted cauliflower.

  3. Yum…and turmeric is so good for you! What a fun get together idea!!!

  4. Hi Sandy,

    What a fun idea!!! Would love to watch one of our favorite shows Once Upon a Time!!!!

  5. TV + jammies + friends + food = BEST time ever! Love this & the gorgeous turmeric colored cauliflower!

  6. Do you mince or chop the garlic or just throw in whole cloves?

  7. Do you think this would work with broccoli? I love the idea of watching our favorite TV show with friends. I’m going to make it happen.

  8. this looks so delicious! since it’s a side dish, can you suggest some things that might be good to pair it with? I don’t know anything about the taste of turmeric so I’m not sure what would work! thanks!

  9. WE LOOOOOVE cauliflower so any new recipes are so appreciated!!! Can’t wait to try this one!! My mouth is already watering- Haha!! Thanks!

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