Intro: Cauliflower Mash
So you have a potluck to go to but you don't have a lot of time or you just don't know how to cook but you really want to impress your friends or special person of interest. Well, this is a super easy but super delicious recipe.
It's a great alternative to the heavy starch in potatoes.
Another good thing about this recipe is you can make it vegan and it is just as good as if it had butter and cream in it.
-head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
-3 Tablespoons of coconut oil or butter
-1/4 cup coconut milk or dairy free milk (optional for thinner mash)
-salt and pepper to taste
I am showing you a simple and delicious base but you can add chilli flakes, garlic, basil or anything else you like to spice it up.
-food processor or potato masher
Step 1: Steam
Put the cauliflower florets into a steamer with water just below the steamer level and bring to a boil.
When boiling, lower the heat to a heavy simmer for about 20 minutes or until you can easily stick a fork in the stem.
When desired tenderness is reached, drain and set aside.
Step 2: Creamy Yumminess
You can go vegetarian or vegan at this point and both are yummy.
I personally like to use coconut oil for the flavor and the health benefits.
Coconut oil is known to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It is also a powerful antioxidant, not to mention it tastes amazing. It contains Lauric acid which is great for our immune system. If you're worried about the high fat content, know that the saturated fats in coconut oil are a "medium chain triglyceride", which means they are broken down and used as energy much more rapidly than other fats.
Step 3: Mixing It Up
Add all of your ingredients to the food processor and blend until desired texture. I like mine super smooth.
If you don't have a food processor, get mashing
Step 4: Serve It Up
Put it in a fancy bowl.
Garnish with whatever herbs you have lying around, dill, cilantro, parsley, even a little pepper on top is great.
Enjoy and happy eating