Friday, February 8, 2013

[Cooking] Mashed Cauliflower

We love mashed potatoes and because we are trying to eat healthy-er, we had to find better ways of satisfying our craving.  Presenting... Mashed Cauliflower.  Mashed what?

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, along with brocolli and cabbage.  It is very low in calories and is packed with nutrients and anti-cancer phytochemicals.  

1 head of cauliflower, washed
Garlic cloves, chopped
Extra virgin olive oil
Chili powder
Garlic salt powder
Salt and black pepper

1.  Cut the cauliflower florettes and place in a steamer with boiling water.  Add the chopped garlic and season with salt and pepper.  It took about 10 minutes to soften these babies.

 2.  Once cooked, place in a ninja or a food processor and season with garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, and nutmeg.

4.  Once the vegetables are completely mashed, season again.  Just sprinkle a little of each condiment.

5.  Serve while warm.  You can add chopped parsely too.  I didn't have it so I just used cilantro for garnishing - it surprisingly tasted good.

I paired this with a small baked seasoned milkfish (bangus).  Yum!
It could also be paired with a delicious steak or porkchop... well, we saved on calories and fat anyway, right?

Try it and let me know how it went.
Bon appetit!

 Michelle  ♥

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