On this episode of ‘In Char’s Kitchen’ I’m joined by my amazing friend, mother, wife, author, Ted X speaker (video below), talk show host and founder of the #IJustShowedUp movement; Yvonne Heath. After a 27 year nursing career and working in many departments, from emergency to chemotherapy, palliative care and hospice  ​– Yvonne now travels the globe educating (the public) ​communities about (grief) ​how to prepare for grief and life’s challenges.

Yvonne and I chat about life as an entrepreneur, how we can show up for ​ourselves and others during times of grief ​and whatever life throws at us – while we whip up a delicious and doable vegetarian dish (Yvonne’s a vegetarian); Curried Cauliflower Salad.

Click here to learn more about Yvonne and the #IJustShowedUp movement.

Curried Cauliflower & Arugula Salad

Looking for a delicious, nutritious and showstopping holiday side dish? This salad is as flavouful as it is beautiful.

Dressing

3 tbsp (45 mL) prepared mango chutney

1 tsp (5 mL) balsamic vinegar

½ tsp (2 mL) each; minced fresh ginger, minced fresh garlic and finely grated orange zest

Salad

1 medium head of cauliflower cut into florets *should equal about 6 cups (1.5 L)

2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil

1 tbsp (15 mL) curry powder

2 tsp (10 mL) ground turmeric

½ tsp (2 mL) each; ground cinnamon and salt

1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom and chili flakes

4 cups (1 L) lightly packed baby arugula leaves

1/2 cup (125 mL) each; cashews and dried cherries

1/3 cup (75 mL) roughly chopped fresh mint

Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Toss cauliflower florets with oil, curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, cardamom and chili flakes. Place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 45 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. When ready to serve, toss cauliflower with arugula, cashews, dried cherries, mint and reserved dressing. Makes about 6 cups (1.5 L). Serves 8 as a side dish. 

Charmaine is the host of “In Char’s Kitchen” on YourTV Muskoka and regular guest on: Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and fitness.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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