Saturday, November 21, 2015

The paleo rage has pushed the lowly cauliflower into stardom.  Cauliflower has become the Prom Queen of vegetables in certain circles.

There are recipes for Cauliflower Steaks, Cauliflower Rice, and my favorite Mashed Cauliflower. After much research AND eating.  This recipe has become my very favorite.

Great substitute for mashed potatoes or polenta.  I have served this with Chicken Marsala, Chicken Picatta, Braised Short Ribs.  This little gem can stand up to the best comfort food around.  
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  • 1 whole bulb of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons quality olive oil
  • 1 head of cauliflower (any color)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk + more to thin (or milk of your choice)
  • heaping 1/4 cup non-fat sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice off the top of the garlic bulb, drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and wrap bulb in foil.  

Chop cauliflower into florets.  Spread out on baking sheet in an even layer.  Drizzle with remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and toss to coat.

Roast cauliflower and garlic bulb for about 35 minutes or until the garlic is soft and the cauliflower is tender.  Stir the cauliflower halfway through cooking.

Allow cauliflower to cool slightly. Remove garlic cloves from the bulb (they should be soft and very easy to remove from skin).

In a food processor blend together roasted garlic, cauliflower, milk, sour cream, melted butter, salt, and pepper until smooth and mashed potato - like.  Season with more salt and pepper to taste.

Fold in the chopped green onion and serve.

Optional stir-ins:

  • Parmesan or Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Chives instead of green onions

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Get creative and use colored cauliflower or add a stir in like cheese and bacon.  There is no easier way to get your kids to eat cauliflower than this right here.

Consider putting Mashed Cauliflower on your holiday table.  If I was cooking this year - it would be on mine.  Enjoy.

eat. love. live well.

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