Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mashed Cauliflower-- The Healthy Mashed Potato Substitute








This is something that is so easy I can make it on weeknights with no problem. It is a great substitute for mashed potatoes--which have a higher glycemic level. Better yet...it gives you that great "I am eating coooomfort foood " feeling. Go for it--it's good.

Category: Vegetables
Difficulty Rating: Very Easy
Healthy--except for some butter

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower--chopped up in chumks
1/4 C butter
salt and pepper
1 large pinch garlic salt (if you want it to taste like mashed potatoes)
nutmeg (optional--only if you don't want it to taste like mashed potatoes)

Directions:

Steam the cauliflower in a covered bowl in the microwave with some water or the old-fashioned way. If you don't know how to do this--look on Google under "How to Steam Cauliflower". After it's thoroughly cooked--it should be really soft and a bit watery; put it in a colander to drain water. Then
mash it in a bowl or a baking pan with a potato masher or a fork. Once it's mashed--mix in butter and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm!


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