Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tomato Tomado, Potato Cauliflower?

Mashed Cauliflower 

About 2 1/2 weeks ago, I had a tonsillectomy.  Not the most fun thing to do over Christmas break, but it needed done.  I was pretty much limited to eating mush for a solid 2 weeks.  I ate lots of pudding, jello, yogurt, ice cream, smoothies, and popsicles.  I was getting sick of all the sweet food though.  I did some mashed potatoes, but they have just never been my favorite.  For the longest time I have wanted to make mashed cauliflower and now I had the perfect reason! 

I am just about back to normal eating, but I am still eating the mashed cauliflower almost daily!  There are a lot of different ways you can spice it up.  It doesn't get much healthier or low cal than cauliflower. 

All you really need to make it is
  • Cauliflower (raw or frozen)
  • A knife
  • A way to steam it (steamer, pot of water, steamer bag it comes in)
  • A blender or food processor
I prefer using raw, but the frozen steamer bags are easier

Cut it all up into small pieces, rinse, and place in steamer

I microwaved for about 14 minutes.  This was for the whole head of cauliflower.

Ninja!! Love this thing! I think it's easier to use the single
serve cup and blade.

 How easy is that?! You can add things like milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, some stock, or butter to make it creamier, but I think it is super creamy just plain.  You can also add garlic, salt, pepper, chives, oregano, or any sort of seasoning you can think of.  Most of the time I just sprinkle some salt on pepper on it.  It makes a great side to pretty much any meal.

I also love it with a little fat free gravy.  
Add some fat free sour cream and some ranch powder mix.
Sprinkle on some of your favorite cheese.
I am a vegetarian but I am sure it would be great with some bacon bits, sour cream, cheese, and chives.  Loaded baked cauliflower! I will have to test that out on my husband, the carnivore! 

1 comment:

  1. How cool that you always wanted to try mashed cauliflower and now it's a staple in your diet! I need to try and it make it soon :)