Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No Recipe Required

Mashed potatoes are a staple in the American household and why shouldn't they be? They are inexpensive and easy to make. They are SUPER duper yummy and creamy and they go with nearly anything you can put on a plate at dinner time. One way to up the ante the next time you bless your family with a steaming helping of buttery mashed potatoes, why not include a bit of cauliflower? Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, kale and cabbage which contain loads of cancer-fighting properties, but unlike the others, it's milky white color makes it a perfect stowaway in mashed potatoes. It also contains huge amounts of vitamin C(1 Cup is 91% of an adult's RDA) folate, fiber and the list continues! The next time you make your taters, throw in about half as much cauliflower and make as usual. You will thank me and your kids who have declared war against this crunchy white veggie won't even know they cavorted with the enemy.

Mashed Potato-flower
1/2 as much Cauliflower(cut into florets)
milk or greek yogurt
salt and pepper
Parmeggiano reggiano or other cheese(optional)

I boil the cauliflower right along with the potatoes until everything is a little more than fork tender. Mash, mix or use a food processor to get your desired texture while adding in milk or yogurt, butter and salt and pepper. We like ours with a helping of parm cheese to give it a little bite and some extra calcium. Enjoy!


Sherry C said...

oh I love that idea. I have a nice one in the fridge to so I will be making that tomorrow. My oldest will never knew I love it!! Thanks for the idea I'll be following your blog now.

Mixing Bowl Mama said...

I love that you've profiled this idea. I do the same thing with soup...cauliflower and potato with a sprinkling of green onions and some cheddar. Lots of good-for-you stuff in the bowl but no one knows. Really cute blog and photos by the way.

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

Great foodie blog! I put you on my blog roll under Fantastic Foodie Blogs!

The Mommy Chef said...

Thanks ladies! I have had a cold, so I haven't been cooking or eating much. I look forward to checking out each of your blogs and posting some yummy new recipes soon!