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cauliflower-mashed

This past weekend I spent some time with my cousins in NYC. One of my cousins in married to a total renaissance man who can pretty much do anything from cooking to putting together a fabulous NYC apartment. I came back to their apartment one evening to find the most fabulous thing on the stove…cauliflower and potato mash. My cousins hubby made it and told me how he did it.  I tried it and fell in love. As soon as I got home, I had to make it with my own spin. It is so easy, versatile and such a great alternative to tradional mashed potatoes which aren’t exactly figure friendly. Here is what you need:

  • One half a head of Cauliflower
  • 4 Medium Sized Yukon Gold potatoes (to peel or not to peel…that is the question…you have the answer my friend)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic salt
  • Sea salt to taste
Here is what you do:
Boil the cauliflower and potatoes together in the same pot until tender. Remove from heat and drain. Mash them with the butter, garlic, garlic salt and butter and Voila! You can add other things like cheese or hot sauce to make things interesting. For 2 cups of these fab Mashed Cauliflower and Potatoes you are looking at 250 calories! You can serve these as a side or put some beans or lentils on top for a complete meal. In fact my inspiration for this (we call him the Urban McGyver) served his version with Black Beans and Peas. Nothing better than something quick, easy and figure friendly! I would say this serves four.
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