Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Hippie Cauliflower Mash!

So with the major deep freeze we have here in the Northeast, I thought I would put up a bowl of comforting warmth for my weekly recipe. This dish came about when I was looking for a lower carb alternative to my fave mashed potatoes so I tried using cauliflower and they came out awesome! These are so creamy and tasty, you would never guess they were made without potatoes. They key to getting a perfect texture for the mash is to get as much moisture out of the steamed cauliflower as possible before blending so they don't get watered down. I usually just press them on some paper towels before I toss them in the food processor. Time to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and a bowl of this mash topped with your favorite gravy or grated cheese...so yummy!

Cauliflower Mash:

  • 1 large head organic cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 TBSP organic milk or soy milk
  • 2 TBSP Earth Balance margarine
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring cauliflower to a boil. Turn off heat and cover. Steam cauliflower for about 6 minutes until tender but not mushy.
  2. Drain cauliflower well and spread on paper towels to soak up extra water.
  3. Place in cooked cauliflower in food processor with remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Start with 3 TBSP milk and add more as needed to get a creamy consistency. Top with more margarine, gravy or grated cheese.
Serves 4

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