Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mashed Cauliflower - Don't Knock It .....

Mashed Cauliflower - Don't Knock It ..... Until You Try It!

There are a ton of mashed cauliflower recipes out there ..... and believe me, I have tried most of them!

THIS one is my favorite.  What I really like about THIS recipe is that the cauliflower is steamed in, and then puréed with, CHICKEN BROTH. This adds a ton of flavor and eliminates the need to add cream or really any sort of dairy (substitute coconut oil for the butter) to smooth it out.

Mashed Cauliflower with Chicken Broth
(Inspired by a recipe from: Once Upon a Chef)

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks (I have also used coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • In a large pot, bring the chicken broth and salt to a boil. Add the cauliflower; bring back to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and steam for 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is very tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Add 3 tablespoons of chicken broth from the pot, along with the butter (and/or coconut oil). Process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add thyme and parsley, and process until just combined.

    Now you have a "base" for a healthy shrimp scampi, a substitute for mashed potatoes, or simply a way to get a extra vegetable into your day.

    I make this once per week and enjoy it all week-long as a side.




    1. What containers does this count as on the 21 day fix?

      1. Before cooking, simply measure out your cauliflower (heads of cauliflower vary greatly in size) and then count for the coconut oil that you use. It varies every time that I make it. Enjoy!

      2. If you are cooking/mashing the whole head, how do you measure it out before cooking and then know how much to eat after it is all cooked/mashed?

      3. Just simply measure it out before cooking ..... that way you will know how many servings there are in the whole recipe.

    2. Replies
      1. It varies, according to the size of the cauliflower you are using.

    3. Do I put the cauliflower in the boiling chicken stock or over it to steam? A little confused by the directions. Thanks

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      This means that you literally kill fat by consuming coconut fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

      These 3 researches from big medical magazines are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!

    5. We just did these cauliflowers and they are delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's a must.

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