Mashed Garlic Cauliflower

Yes, I realize this is the second cauliflower recipe in a row.  Two things to say to that:

  1. I don’t love this veggie, so I always have too much on hand when I buy it.
  2. No one asked you.

Anyway, I have just hit the low-cal jackpot. Before I go into this amazing discovery, let me tell you why this is so important to me.  Once I hit my late 20’s it was like a switch was turned off in my body:  taking off weight is pretty much impossible no matter how strict my diet is, how regularly I exercise, and just looking at a baked good expands my waistline. I know that stress must be a factor (I can actually feel my very stressful lifestyle taking a toll on my body), but the slight age difference is truly amazing. When I look back to when I was, say, 24, I could stay fit and consume everything in sight, as long as I cut back a couple days a week. Ugh, my youth.  How I long for thee.

Okay, sorry for the rant. The wonderous news: I made one of the best tasting dishes this week that is astonishing healthy. It is carb-free, dairy-free, and pretty much fat-free. Folks, you s gotta take 15 minutes this week and make my Mashed Garlic Cauliflower. It’s not a new recipe, but I put a new spin on it to give it more flavor. It’s so comforting and wonderful. This is officially one of my new favorites!

Materials:

  • cutting board with knife
  • large pot with lid
  • spoon
  • food processor or blender

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 c broth
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat broth over medium-high heat.  Cut cauliflower into florets.
  2. Place cauliflower into broth,IMG_5860 and steam for about 8-10 minutes, until tender.IMG_5861
  3. Carefully transfer cauliflower (I used a slotted spoon) to a food processor.  Add garlic, salt, and pepper, and blend until smooth.IMG_5863
  4. Serve immediately.FullSizeRender (7)
  5. Enjoy!image2  

Mashed Garlic Cauliflower

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

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  • cutting board with knife
  • large pot with lid
  • spoon
  • food processor or blender

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 c broth
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat broth over medium-high heat.  Cut cauliflower into florets.
  2. Place cauliflower into broth, and steam for about 8-10 minutes, until tender.
  3. Carefully transfer cauliflower (I used a slotted spoon) to a food processor.  Add garlic, salt, and pepper, and blend until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!

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