C is for Cauliflower!!
I have been wanting to try mashed cauliflower for a long time. Today was the day. I had a small head of cauliflower that I needed to use. At first I was going to make the cauliflower pizza crust I found at this lovely site, but didn't have enough cauliflower. So I went to here and tried the mashed cauliflower recipe.
You all know I couldn't make it exactly the same - 1st because I didn't have everything and 2nd because of Joe.
Here is my adaptation:
Chop up one head of cauliflower, cook on stove until very very soft. Drain.Mash with a food processor or hand mixer till smooth. If you use a hand mixer it will be lumpy.
Add 2TBS of heavy cream (I used coconut milk)
Add 2 TBS butter (I used ghee - my milk allergy son is able to eat this)
I added a pinch of organic low sodium vegetable broth powder.
Then to make up for the low sodium I sprinkled some onion salt in. When I make this again I will saute a little onion and chopped garlic and add it when I mash.
Mix mix and mix some more.
Then I "buttered" 2 small corningware bowls with coconut oil, then put half in one and half in the other.
To one I added a couple dots of real butter.
Cook at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. The original suggested a little paprika on the top to make it look pretty.
This made a perfect amount to feed 5 or 6 people one small serving as a side dish. I will make 2 heads next time to feel my large family. I think this would be good with a little cheese also.
As I was making this my kids where circling me - "what are you doing?"
"Can't we just eat the cauliflower plain before you add stuff to it?"
" You aren't going to ruin it with weird spices are you?"
Then when I got it out of the oven they stood at the stove and ate it like a snack - which I wasn't going to discourage. This is what I heard
" This is delicious"
" you should make this for Thanksgiving to take with us"
"Write this one down so you don't forget"
So I would say this is a winner! It uses cauliflower and onions and garlic- Super Foods. And Butter, ghee, and coconut oil - all good fats! The bonus was the coconut milk.
It is frugal (ghee is a little pricey but you probably wouldn't need to use it).
It is crunchy also - I used all organic products purchased from my co-op, the cauliflower was local!
I submitted this to October Fest Carnival of Super Foods at Kitchen Stewardship, there are lots of great recipes using Super Foods!
I also submitted it to Fight Back Fridays also - another great place to find wonderful recipes using Real Food!
and Friday Foods at Momtrends.
I am linking this to Mrs. Jenny's AlphabeThursdays - lots of great links all about the letter C!