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Old 03-28-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Mashed Cauliflower - Have you ever done this?

I watch The Biggest Loser because I'm an Ali Sweeney fan and the other night one of the "trainer tips" to get more veggies in your diet was to replace mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower. Has anyone ever made mashed cauliflower?

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Old 03-28-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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It's good, Callisto. I love cauliflower any way it's prepared and mashed is very good.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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Cauliflower Fauxtatoes

I find that I like them better if I don't try to imagine them as potatoes... but my recipe from a friend is called
Cauliflower Fauxtatoes
1 large head cauliflower
1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 green onions, chopped
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Cut cauliflower into florets and steam until soft. Drain thoroughly. Place warm florets in food processor with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Process until smooth, then stir in green onions. Place mixture in small casserole dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Bake at 350 or heat in microwave and serve.
Serves 4 to 6.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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Yes, it's awesome!

SharonT your recipe sounds delish! Gonna have to try it that way.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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I find that I like them better if I don't try to imagine them as potatoes... but my recipe from a friend is called
Cauliflower Fauxtatoes
1 large head cauliflower
1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 green onions, chopped
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Cut cauliflower into florets and steam until soft. Drain thoroughly. Place warm florets in food processor with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Process until smooth, then stir in green onions. Place mixture in small casserole dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Bake at 350 or heat in microwave and serve.
Serves 4 to 6.
How can you go wrong with cream cheese and garlic?! Sounds delicious.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:36 PM   #6
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Years ago, I did the Atkins diet and ate lots of mashed cauliflower. The diet worked great - I lost 40 pounds and kept (most of) it off. The cauliflower recipe Sharon posted is pretty close to the one I used, and it is delicious.
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I've done the same! I love mashed cauliflower. If you REALLY want to take it to a different level roast it first. Expect little lumps as it's really hard to get creamy...oh, and expect it to taste like cauliflower
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it might play around with your stomach; don't know if i can be more specific than that here.
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it might play around with your stomach; don't know if i can be more specific than that here.
LOL - Cauliflower doesn't bother me but I think we get the idea you are trying to convey!
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it might play around with your stomach; don't know if i can be more specific than that here.
Yes, cauliflower gives you gas, not a big deal and that's not the subject at hand.
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