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Eat this, not that

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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 Mashed Cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes.

    

 Ingredients

  • 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Snipped fresh chives for garnish
Preparation
  1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

This recipe and image from Eating Well. Lots of other great ideas in Holiday Foods at:

 http://www.cafemom.com/special/holiday/food.php?recipe_id=3

by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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brennan5882300
by Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:40 AM

I love potatoes but not mashed--I love mashed cauliflower!  Good stuff!  :)

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Mashed cauliflower is GOOD!

Stacie03
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 9:08 AM
I want to try this but I know if DF knew what I was serving him he'd turn his nose up before trying it.
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jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

yum we like mashed cauliflower but we still like our mashed potatoes too

August07Mom
by Tiesha on Jan. 1, 2013 at 10:05 AM
I love mashed cauliflower!!
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4kidz916
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Looks great.  I've never tried it but I just pinned a recipe for it on Pinterest and hope to try it within the next couple of weeks.  We love cauliflower so we should like it.

scapermom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 10:21 AM

We love cauliflower! I've made a similar mashed cauliflower recipe & was even able to trick my nephew (who would never normally go near cauliflower) into thinking it was mashed potatoes!

aenima49
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I haven't tried this yet!

DissieDothe
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I prefer cauliflower steamed with a lite dressing. As a last resort to using it, I might use half a head for creamed cauliflower. The small florets are a nice addition for shrimp gumbo. It's okay on a supper burrito. Price-wise, it's mashed potatoes for us. I personally do not like French onion soup but you can add cauliflower to that soup.

poptart0325
by Kayla on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:31 PM
I love mashed cauliflower!
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