You may know already that cauliflower is a ‘cruciferous’ vegetable…
But do you know where the name ‘cruciferous’ comes from?
Cruciferous is latin for ‘cross bearer’.
And this name originates from the time of the Knights of Malta, from nearly 1,000 years ago.
The knights fought many desperate battles to protect southern Italy from invasion.
The knights’ medics would create healing broths from vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and a variety of herbs.
And their healing broths proved so potent they started calling these veggies ‘cross bearers’.
The fact their four-petaled flowers look like a cross is also a handy convenience.
Long story short, my Spicy Cauliflower and Chickpea Rice Bowl is packed with gut healing ingredients. And is perfect for warming the soul on a cold wintery day.