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Posted by: Joy, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 2:48am
Lately, I've been craving cauliflower.  I may have eaten more cauliflower in the last month than my entire lifetime.  

Since I'm an A it is a neutral for me.  But very beneficial for other bloodtype groups.

It's relatively simple.  Please adjust for portions (this is the recipe quantities I found)

2 medium sized heads of cauliflower, washed and chopped into florets.
  
1-2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (when blended gives it that "cheesy" flavor

1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil (extra virgin organic coconut oil is what I use)  Seems like the coconut oil is practically the only calories in the recipe according to who wrote it.  You can use ghee or some other oil but the coconut oil gives it that "buttery flavor" like mashed potatoes.

salt and pepper to taste and herbs (dill and parsley are good)

Preparation:

Steam florets until very tender (fork tender practically falling apart)
Puree in a food processor* or high speed blender until smooth (scrape sides )
Add coconut oil, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and any herbs.

Continue pureeing for a few minutes until desired consistency is achieved.  Add any additional salt and pepper, if necessary, according to your taste.  

*The flood processor works best but if using a blender you can always add more water to get the correct consistency.  

Posted by: Possum, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 2:54am; Reply: 1
Cheers!! I love cauliflower & they do work well this way, as a mashed potato substitute ;)
I also love cabbage & Brussel sprouts, but don't indulge in many of those 3, except lately I have been doing very well on cabbage?! It is ok for O secretors & since I don't do at all well on avocado & am getting more convinced I am in fact a secretor (which would still make me an Explorer)
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 2:57am; Reply: 2
Sounds yummy and a nice alternative to potatoes
Posted by: Goldie, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 3:08am; Reply: 3
THAT way of making something different, is so much fun to imagine. I can see many such adaptations with root vegetables, rather than the same old.. thanks for the enlightenment..
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 3:45am; Reply: 4
I agree Goldie, or how about mashed turnips or mashed sweet potato too ?
Posted by: weekender, Monday, July 9, 2012, 1:42am; Reply: 5
Have been off potatoes for many years since finding out I have an allergy to them. Lots of ways to be creative, especially when making soups etc. Using kohlrabi or celeriac can be good substitutes too especially for roasting. For mashing, parsnips I find a bit strong and you have to blend with something else to make mash.

Cauliflower is an avoid for me now (thanks SWAMI!!) but I used to use cauliflower to substitute for rice and make the most delicious fried rice. Put it in the food processor for 30 seconds until it looks a bit like rice. I hijacked my partner one night at dinner with cauliflower "fried rice" and he never realised! He loved it. It's a good grain-free alternative to rice for those who don't do grains.
Posted by: Joy, Monday, July 9, 2012, 1:52am; Reply: 6
Now that is a new one for me making "cauliflower rice".  Sounds interesting.  

Cauliflower does seem to lend itself for many alternatives to other veggies.  I'm still craving it and just had it tonight.  

Those root vegetables roasted sound tasty.  I've had kohlrabi sliced thin and put it in a salad with other greens and the same with celeriac.  I did put celeriac in a stir fry and it gave it that crunch factor that we all seem to want at times.

You seem to be doing ok without cauliflower but Swami "gave you a whammy on that one". Plus you're allergic to potatoes.  Some things just aren't fair.

But what it does do is make us all a little more creative in the kitchen.  

Joy
Posted by: san j, Monday, July 9, 2012, 1:59am; Reply: 7
I eat potatoes really rarely.
They're a neutral for me, and I really like them. Really. In fact, you're reminding me how much I like them.
But much of the cuisine I eat is "ethnic" and doesn't include this ingredient: Asian, especially. I do enjoy Indian food, which does feature the potato, but the dishes I tend to order don't include potatoes. Now you're giving me ideas... ;)

So - maybe a hint for someone who really misses potatoes is to experiment with cuisines that don't focus so heavily on it. Learn to cook Chinese or Japanese or Thai or Mediterranean style.
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