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Whole cauliflowers January 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 11:32 pm

Mrs. Darling was married in white, and at first she kept the books perfectly, almost gleefully, as if it were  a game, not so much as a Brussels sprout was missing; but by and by whole cauliflowers dropped out, and instead of them there were pictures of babies without faces. She drew them when she should have been totting up. (from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie)

And so it happened that while I was piling Brussels sprouts into the health savings account (read: future new baby fund), whole cauliflowers dropped out of the regular checking account. The one we are supposed to be living on. Leftovers for dinner this week and cooking from the pantry the next. 😉

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One Response to “Whole cauliflowers”

  1. Amy Says:

    Kristi,
    It was funny that today I received TWO messages in my inbox about cauliflower. One was yours. The other was these recipes from dirtdoctor.com. Maybe with some alterations they could be some cheap recipes for you these next couple of weeks!

    -Amy

    Mashed Cauliflower RecipesIngredients – Recipe 1
    2 pounds cauliflower, trimmed
    Sea salt
    1/4 cup whipping cream
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
    1/4 cup cream cheese
    Directions: Cut the cauliflower, including the core, into 1-inch pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt lightly. Add the cauliflower and cook over medium heat until completely tender, 20 minutes to 30 minutes. Drain cauliflower in a colander. With a bowl or small plate, press on the cauliflower to remove all water. Toss the cauliflower and continue pressing out the water. This step is very important to the texture of the dish. Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor.
    Add the cream and puree until completely smooth. If you like a chunkier texture, mash by hand, adding the cream after cauliflower is mashed. Return to pot. When ready to serve, heat over low heat, stirring constantly. Add the butter, parmesan and cream cheese and stir. Season with salt, if necessary. Serve immediately.

    Per serving: 164 calories; 3 grams protein; 16 grams fat; 10 grams saturated fat; 4 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram fiber; 47 milligrams cholesterol; 102 milligrams sodium
    Faux Tatoes (or mashed cauliflower) – Recipe 2

    Directions: Grate raw cauliflower in food processor (or chop into manageable size pieces). Steam until very tender – usually takes about 20 minutes for the grated cauliflower. Using food processor fitted with blade, puree the steamed cauliflower until smooth. Add copious amounts of butter and virgin coconut oil (3 to 4 tablespoons of each), salt and pepper to taste. Good and good for you.


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