Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Deliciously healthy dish!!

A few days ago i was lucky enough to receive a great article about Cruciferous vegetables that basically tell us to do what mum always told us to and eat our veggie but most specially broccoli, cauliflower and others of the same family. I love my broccoli and always have some just quickly blanched on hot water and served simple with some powder garlic and olive oil.
Now when it comes to cauliflower I didn't use to find it very exciting unless it was served with bechamel sauce, lashes of cheese or fried Milanese style. If the whole idea is to eat cauliflower to help burning the body fat then those styles just will not cut at all.

I found this delicious and soooo so simple recipe at Beyond Diet and not only it was greatly praised by my other half as it is so simple and quick to make that I can see that becoming a regular dish at dinner time!

Garlicky Cauliflower Mash


1 head of cauliflower
1 small onion (red or yellow)
1-2 TBSP raw organic butter
1-2 cloves of garlic (depending on your taste)
Steam or boil the cauliflower. Chop the onion and sauté it with either olive oil, butter or coconut oil. ( I used butter, just make sure to start with the pan cold and heat up slowly to avoid burning the butter).

Add the cooked cauliflower to the sautéed onions and sauté together for approximately 8 minutes. (I only sauteed the onion for a few seconds and mixed in the cauliflower for a few seconds and transferred to the food processor, I wanted to avoid over cooking it to keep the great benefits this veggie offers us and mash still came out creamy and lusciously silky)

Take the cauliflower and onion sauté and puree in a food processor or blender. Add a tablespoon or more of butter and blend.

Take 2 cloves of garlic and chop them up into small pieces. Add more butter to pan and cook the garlic until brown (but try not to burn it).

Pour the garlic into your mashed cauliflower and mix by hand.

*This entire recipe will contain about 5 carb servings and 3-4 fat servings - eat/count accordingly.

Serve it with some chicken fillets and lettuce and enjoy it!!!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm. Sounds good. I love cauliflower. Have you ever tried it with cumin? Next time you have steamed or sauteed cauliflower try dusting it with dry ground cumin. It is so good. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

    Cheers, Kelly


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