What’s your favorite dish at Thanksgiving? Mine is mashed potatoes. It’s one of the few things that you can count on being made from scratch, instead of a box. (Granted, we haven’t had mashed potatoes out of a box since we got married, but still. I know their taste well.) Sadly, potatoes mashed with butter and milk and stuff are not fat free, calorie free, or healthy. Boo.
When I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for a health issue, one of the things I could no longer have was potato. This was awful news.
And then I discovered pureed cauliflower, also known as faux mashed potatoes.
I read the recipe thinking, there’s no way these can taste like potatoes. No.way.
Then I tried them.
Seriously. You need these. They’re a healthy veggie, and if you make them the way the SCD diet calls for, they’re actually fairly low in calories and high in protein from the Greek yogurt.
Basically, get a head of cauliflower. Steam them until they’re fork-tender. Put them in a food processor or blender with some yogurt; say about a cup. If you need more, you can add more. You’re looking for the consistency of whipped potatoes. My husband adds some butter and some garlic salt, or Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt.
That’s really all there is to it.
What about you? What’s your favorite holiday dish?
– E.E. Cummings
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