Confession, I don’t really like vegetables. I wish I did, but I would really rather just eat rice and chicken, meat and potatoes, sandwich with meat and cheese only. You get the picture. When I was a kid my dad would put ONE broccoli floret on my plate and it was so hard to eat it hahaha. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to like roasted broccoli and some other veggies, but I am always trying to get in more.
This isn’t exactly a new trick in the book, but it is the first time I tried it, so I thought I’d share it with you too.
I don’t have a food processor, so I’ve always shied away from recipes that call for one. For this recipe though, I found a good work around.
The only thing you need for this recipe is cauliflower and all the seasoning you can handle. Cut it up and steam it until it is fork tender. You can steam it in a double boiler or a rice cooker. If you don’t have either, you can also put it in a glass bowl with a little bit of water and plastic wrap with some holes punched through it in the microwave. This takes more work, but its doable.
Once it is fork tender, throw it in something that is going to chop it up finely. Most recipes call for a food processor. I don’t have one, so I tried a blender first, which did NOT work. Massive fail. I do have a Magic Bullet though. They are about $40 on Amazon. That worked perfectly. I just did small amounts of cauliflower at a time.
You can chop it up in there until it more the consistency of rice, or keep going until it is closer to mashed potatoes. I did the latter. Trader Joe’s does sell riced cauliflower that the Instagram fitness world flips its lid for. However, word has gotten out and no Trader Joe’s in my vicinity can keep it in stock.
Anyway, once it is all chopped or puréed, dump into a bowl and season away! I did garlic power, cayenne pepper, some pepper and a very small amount of salt.
I have been pairing it with broccoli and chicken and really like it so far. For me, if I don’t heat it up throughly, I can’t do it. I made that mistake the first day I reheated.
200g of cauliflower has 50 cals & .6F/10C/4P. It is anti-inflammatory, full of vitamins and minerals and great for your digestive system.
With love & vegetables,