Cauliflower.I've found it can be a very polarizing ingredient, but if you live in my house you might want to hope you like it as it is a nutritious, filling staple here.
It does have a taste and texture, but they can be so versatile and mimic so many other things.
Just before starting THM, I found the perfect mashed potato recipe. I have to admit that I truly love good mashed potatoes, and to be honest, even bad ones aren't always so bad? This recipe from Ree Drummond was overly indulgent and perfection and I actually had these a few times after starting the plan (and still lost weight, just to fully disclose) but then I discovered cauliflower mash.
One thing I think I like the most about cauliflower is that it isn't a wimpy vegetable. It's cruciferous, like broccoli or cabbage, so it packs a bunch of nutrition and fiber and is perfect for the Trim, Healthy Mama way of life.
It really does mimic the taste of mashed potatoes, and you do feel a bit decadent with the richness and creaminess that these have. I figure you can have cauliflower that is just mashed or you can truly elevate it and make it something special, and I kind of prefer the special.
I will add that I do currently make these in my Blendtec in the Wildside jar, but prior to getting it, I used a food processor and it worked well. You would never mash potatoes like this (please, please don't as you will get soup), but the Blendtec batter setting works perfectly.
1 head of cauliflower steamed, or (quick and easy) a bag of frozen cauliflower defrosted
1/3 cup of lowfat cream cheese
1/3-1/2 cup half and half
3 Tbsp butter
Season with RealSalt Organic Garlic Salt or plain sea salt and pepper if you like
Combine all in your Blendtec and process on "batter" setting or in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Season to taste, transfer to serving dish and heat more if needed.
This post is a part of Trim, Healthy Tuesday at Stacy Makes Cents.