Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cauliflower that doesn't totally suck

I am not a fan of cauliflower.
It's kinda gross.
Last week i went to a nutrition seminar by my former personal trainer Jamie (not to be confused with Jami with whom i eat things like kangaroo) on carbs in non-processed grains and vegetables (way more interesting than i just made it sound) and ate cauliflower that wasn't hideous.
In fact, i'd almost be tempted to say that it was good.
 I might even consider eating it on my own if i can get passed the smell of cooking cauliflower.
I don't have a picture of the mashed cauliflower since i didn't know the other people at the seminar and didn't want to just whip out my camera, but here is the recipe:
Cauliflower Puree
Makes 2 servings

1 cup cauliflower florets
2 small wedges of Laughing Cow cheese
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Earths Balance butter

Add cauliflower to a pot of salted water and boil for 10 minutes or until really tender, drain and add back to sauce pot. Place over low heat to evaporate all of the water from the cauliflower (if you don't do this step the puree will be very watery).

Place cauliflower in food processor with remaining ingredients and blend until desired consistency.

*Great replacement for mashed potatoes so if you like your mashed potatoes chunky, pulse the cauliflower so that it doesn't become completely pureed.

Nutrition Facts/Serving:
Total Calories: 111.5 Carbohydrates: 6.5g Fat: 7g Protein: 4.5g Sodium: 293.5mg Sugar: 3.5g
This recipe originally appeared on Jamie's website B-More Fit 4 Life.
When she made it for the seminar she used herb and garlic Laugh Cow.
There are more recipes on her site so you should check it out.

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