Why Not Potatoes?
I know, to all of the the die hard mashed potato lovers out there (likely the majority of Americans I would assume) mashed cauliflower sounds like blaspehmy. So, why change something that is already so perfect? First off, I have to be honest. I have a problem with potatoes, a serious one. Let’s just say my favorite meal at Cracker Barrel is the vegetable platter, where you order 4 different vegetable sides. That sounds like a great thing, right? Wrong. The four side dishes selected are mashed potatoes, steak fries, and a double order of those amazing hashbrowns. I mean, potatoes ARE vegetables, right?!
So, why not potatoes? I have recently made some changes to my lifestyle in an effort to take better care of myself physically and mentally. One of these changes has been the decision to adopt a low carb, high fat diet. (For more details on my 16 Week Weight Loss Diet, see my Food Fundamentals post.) In an effort to reduce that “carb deprived” feeling, I found myself drawn to all of these new cauliflower recipes floating around online. After giving a few recipes a whirl, I am totally hooked. Ultimately, cauliflower transforms into such a veriety of options that it is tough not to fall in love. So, again you ask, why not potatoes? Because cauliflower is a delicious alternative that keeps carbs low and stomachs full.
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This post will be the first of many in my new cauliflower recipe series. Based on the variations I have found online, I have mastered a few of my own recipes and I am continuing to try out new recipes and methods each week. But how can you make sure you get the latest updates? Subscribe to Sane Momma and you will be amon the first to know! Want a hint? My next cauliflower will completely change the way you think about pizza fridays.
Alright everyone, Let’s get cookin’!
Before you get started, please note that you definitely need a food processor for this recipe. If you need to purchase one, I have been extremely pleased with this one that I purchased on Amazon. I use it for everything from my cauliflower recipes to baby food purees.
My Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
- 1 head Cauliflower (cut into florets)
- 6 Tablespoons butter (softened)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1. Steam cauliflower until tender (about 10 minutes)
- 2. Using a food processor, blend cauliflower to desired consistency.
- 3. Transfer cauliflower to a large dish and stir in butter until melted and evenly distributed
- 4. Stir in garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste
- Serve immediately - this dish does get cold quickly; however, it is easy to heat in the microwave if you prefer to make it ahead of time.
Now that I am hooked on cauliflower, I will be posting more cauliflower recipes soon. Subscribe to Sane Momma to get the latest updates.
So, what do you think of this recipe?