Since having the surgery, I have been trying a few new things.
My latest is mashed cauliflower.
I’ve never been a cauliflower person. I can’t even remember the last time I had it. Probably tried it dipped in some ranch or other dip at someones house in a vegetable plate.
My coworker had it recently though and it did look/smell really good so I decided to try it again. After all, I just tried tofu again for the first time in years and I ended up liking it, so why not?
To make it:
Cut up a head of cauliflower into florets.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a little salt
Add broccoli to boiling water and boil for at least 10 minutes (might want to add a couple of minutes if you are mashing instead of pureeing)
Reserve about a cup of the liquid and then drain the cauliflower in a colander.
You can either add the cauliflower to a blender/food processor and puree, adding liquid as necessary or put the cauliflower back in a pot and mash it with a potato masher, adding liquid as necessary.
Once that is done, you can add salt, pepper, herbs, etc. to it.
I did like it with just salt and pepper, but I liked it even better with a little garlic and parmesan cheese in it.