SIDE DISH ALERT!! This is a side dish. Just FYI. I like side dishes. I just hate making them.

Sorry if you’re still having issues with my blog. I know I am. I’m getting a new host. Obviously my old one sucked huge ass. Soon all will be well and I won’t have this crap to complain about. Guess I’ll have to find something else. Oh, men. Duh.

Wanna know about some songs I’m really diggin’? No? Good. Let’s do this.

Muse – Madness

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Churchill – Change

Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait (this song will never get old. mostly because the video is at one of my favorite places on earth)

Anywho, I recently started reading a new book. It’s called Beautiful Disaster. My friend Pilar from California told me to read it MONTHS ago and I finally got around to buying to book. A real book. I don’t have no fancy Kindle or anything cool like that. I’m the old school way. With the easy to tear pages that I can fold when I stop for bathroom breaks or do one of the 50 things I feel like doing in a day.

You see, I’m not really good at reading. Probably because I have ADD. Or is it ADHD? In any case, I’m easily distracted…as you can probably tell from reading my blog. I just don’t like concentrating on one task. So while I read, I tend to think about the 10 other things I should or could be doing. Then I forget about what I read. Then I have to go back and read it 3 more times. So you can imagine how long it takes me to read a book. Or how studying went for me throughout college years.

My friend even mentioned to me the other day how slow of a reader I am. What a d*ck!

But thankfully this book is a love story so I’m DIGGIN it. I freaking love love stories. I’ve told you before that I’m a hopeless romantic, so this book fulfills my love needs since mine are lackluster.

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Spicy Baked Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

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4.6 from 25 reviews

  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 1 head of cauliflower, stem and leaves removed, roughly chopped,
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons fat of choice, melted (i used bacon fat)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients to a 9×13 glass baking dish. Mix well.
  3. Place in oven to cook for 30-35 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.
  4. Eat up! Oh you so spicy!

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Um…where are the nutritional values? I’m on a strict diet and I need to know them. I’ve seen a lot of your recipes and they look so good but I can’t find the nutritional values. Thanks!

    1. juli says:


      1. Tiffany says:

        no? What does that mean? Do you provide nutritional values or not? If not, then your whole website is worthless to me.

        1. juli says:

          no i do not provide nutrition values for my website. i do not work in a lab that weighs, measures then burns the foods to find the caloric content in food. if you want a rough guess of the nutritional content of each recipe, you can add ingredients into a calorie counter website. again, that is a rough guess of what the value of the food is. sorry my website of over 500 FREE recipes is worthless to you.

          1. Tiffany says:

            Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, due to medical issues I have to have nutritional values of the foods I consume. (Not your problem, I know!)

            I think all your recipes sound wonderful but I do not have the time or inclination to figure out the values myself. I will have to find another website to pull new recipes from. Too bad!

            Quick question… Does your cookbook have nutritional values?? Maybe I could go that route. Good Luck and sorry I offended you.

          2. juli says:

            No the cookbooks don’t either

  2. Rob says:

    Made this recipe tonight…exceptional!! Used less cayenne and pepper flakes and it was still wonderfully spicy. Grilled a grass finished sirloin steak marinated in a balsamic/olive oil/rosemary blend. Delicious..what a great meal.
    In regards to nutritional values, I believe that is something that one needs to understand through education and practice. There is a wealth of information available online. Bottom line is eat whole foods, spices and herbs etc. I have been eating “paleo” for three years and the benefits are amazing. The calorie thing is but a distant memory. I am committed to consuming nutrient dense food.
    I find your website to be informative, reliable and the recipes to be incredibly “healthy”…no complaining from me. THANK YOU.
    Eat right. Feel younger. Live longer.

  3. Lindsey says:

    This was a great veggie to pair with dinner. I too used half the amount of cayenne & thought the heat level was great. I have eaten the leftovers twice this week with an over easy egg over top… Yum!

  4. Laura says:

    You like Muse! That’s a great band and this recipe looks like something I will try today…with less cayenne.

  5. Hanna says:

    I disagree with everyone. I baked it for 35 min and tried, back into over for 45 min., back again for an hour. I found the mixture of textures unpleasant (not usually a problem for me) and didn’t like the flavor. I don’t see a place to rate it, but I’d give this one star.

    1. juli says:

      so sorry you didn’t like it, hanna! it shouldn’t have had to cook that long whatsoever

  6. Tiffany says:

    This recipe was such a hit at my family’s Thanksgiving party! It has a very unique flavor. I only roasted chunks of 2 medium sweet potatoes & added 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne (anymore would be too spicy). I also added thin slices of 6 garlic cloves. It took around 45 minutes to cook the sweet potatoe. I gave it a good toss halfway cooking so it would brown evenly. I would not skimp on the onion cause it shrinks when it cooks. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. This will be my go to side dish for the holidays! Cheap, easy, and delicious!

  7. Marcello says:

    OK this was good and I like spicy food but this was a tad bit too much. I would do half of the flakes and 2 teaspoons of smoked paparika. Oh and if you don’t care for fat I would use bacon grease and add bacon to it! Good job this is a keeper! On a side note since I used a convection oven I lowered it by 25 degrees but I think I should have left it alone, it took 45 minutes.

  8. Zippygaelle says:

    Delicious! I found it a tad spicy so added dried apricots at the end and their sweetness added a nice balance to the spice. Made a big batch on Sunday, then used it as a topper for my spinach salad all week at work. YUM!

  9. Marc Sargent says:

    Interesting Recipe and I was going to try it but wondered about the Sweet Potato. I like them but they are fairly high Carb. I ran the recipe through my Nutrition Calculator and it said the 13 Carbs per serving (I assumed that this was to feed 4.

    I removed the Sweet Potato and it dropped to 5.

    Still may try it anyway (maybe carrots instead of Sweet Potato)


    1. juli says:

      just simply leave out the sweet potato, if you prefer! i think it’s important to remember that some people (including me) want the higher carbohydrate recipes!