Raw Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”
I’m just going to start off by saying this is not mashed potatoes, hence the fact that mashed potatoes is in quotes. And may I add that if you are mashed potato aficionado that you might as well skip over this recipe and go on to my next. For those of you, like myself, who consider yourself to be a health nut in dire need of something to replace those not SO good for you mashed potatoes then you should definitely give this recipe a try. Oh, and you must love cauliflower! This recipe is from Kimberly Snyder’s website, who is a true inspiration to me and is actually the reason I am going back to school to be a Health Coach, but lets net get off subject here. I thought this was DELICIOUS! Especially with a good dash of hot sauce, paprika or chili flakes. I love adding a kick of spice to just about anything I eat. Top it off with a course crack of fresh black pepper and I’m telling you, you’ll be adding this to your recipe book!
3 cups chopped cauliflower florets
1/4cup raw pine nuts
1 tbsp cold pressed olive oil
1 tbsp cold filtered water
3/4 tsp celtic sea salt
1/2 clove garlic, chopped
black pepper, to top
paprika, cayenne, chili flakes and or hot sauce optional
Blend all the ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth and fluffy, like real mashed potatoes. Be sure the garlic is mixed well throughout, no one really wants to bite on a chunk of garlic. Top off with a course grind of black pepper and feel free to add any spicy seasoning to kick it up a notch!