Kathryn says: Are there any vegetables you just can’t come to terms with? That was me with cauliflower. I was never a fan of the taste. But J likes it, and since we cook together a lot, it gave me a good reason to keep searching for a way to enjoy it.
I’m happy to report a success story: mashed cauliflower. Once you mash it, the vegetable takes on a whole new texture – that of risotto (creamy rice), which I love.
I found this recipe on Women’s Health Magazine’s Web site, and it was quick and tasty. I boiled a head of cauliflower until it was soft, drained it, mashed it with a potato masher (a fork would suffice), added garlic powder, fine sea salt, cream cheese, and butter, and kept mashing until it was all mixed. I sprinkled dried parsley on top for presentation. I liked it enough to get seconds! I won’t be cringing next time J suggests cauliflower for dinner.