When you’re sick sometimes you just crave a food you don’t have to chew and it doesn’t hurt your throat to swallow. You crave something like mashed potatoes but the amount of carbs that mashed potatoes have is scary! Recipes with cauliflower have become very popular. Even though the name sounds like baby food it’s actually a very hearty recipe that can curb the craving of regular mashed potatoes.
1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into small florets (about 6 to 7 cups)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Fine sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook until very tender, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and then drain well and transfer cauliflower to a food processor. Add oil and reserved water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and purée until smooth. (Or, mash cauliflower with a potato masher). Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Per Serving:110 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 3g protein
Recipe and pictures from: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/mashed-cauliflower