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Cheesemonster's picture

Mashed cauliflower a la MadMom... but with 1/2 cup of goat cheese mixed in... dee-lish! Maybe not diet friendly, but really good. (Steamed head of cauli, pureed with 2 T sour cream, 1/2 c goat cheese, s + p, chopped chives.) Easy. Cheesy. Yummy.

Gretchen's picture

(post #31316, reply #1 of 21)

Try roasting it next time.  More delish.

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Cheesemonster's picture

(post #31316, reply #2 of 21)

Good to know! DH suggested that--I wasn't sure if it would get tender enough to mush when roasted. I'm sure the nutty flavour from roasting is even nicer. Will try next time. Thanks.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #31316, reply #3 of 21)

Roasted cauliflower is like candy - even my husband, who is a cauliflower hater, loves it

Cheesemonster's picture

(post #31316, reply #7 of 21)

I do love roasted cauliflower too and have it often... just have never mashed it (probably because it's all eaten right off the pan before I'd hava a chance to mash it!)

evelyn's picture

(post #31316, reply #15 of 21)

more like potato chips - you cna't eat just one. I can (and have) eat the whole pan!

 

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Gretchen's picture

(post #31316, reply #4 of 21)

Exactly as Sally said.  It is truly like candy it is SO sweet. It gets totally done.

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #31316, reply #5 of 21)

Of course, I could never get any of the kids to try it....

:-(

Speaking of roasting things, yesterday I made roasted accorn squash - I know, I know, not too "summerish", but I love the stuff and they had great squash at the farmer's market last weekend

Gretchen's picture

(post #31316, reply #6 of 21)

I love roasted acorn. I do it often as a side for T'giving.


 


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Adele's picture

(post #31316, reply #10 of 21)

Yup, even I, hater of cauliflower, tried it roasted just to see, loved it.  I ate a whole head once, just with a little salt on it.  Nothing else, just roasted cauliflower- couldn't stop.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Fledge's picture

(post #31316, reply #11 of 21)

lol...gas?


Edited to say:  I am cooking this tonight.



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Marcia's picture

(post #31316, reply #12 of 21)

I'll be interested to hear how you like the roasted cauliflower. I adore most roasted veggies, but the cauliflower just doesn't do it for me. Everybody else on the board adored it, but we all thought it was just okay. I even tried it twice in case I did something wrong, but it's just not for us.

Fledge's picture

(post #31316, reply #13 of 21)

It's okay...I like it stir fried better though.


I didn't do it, hubby wanted it steamed...and baked..then cheesed.


Hard head.


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Marcia's picture

(post #31316, reply #14 of 21)

I know all about hard heads. :)

elizaram's picture

(post #31316, reply #16 of 21)

Yup, I tried the roasted cauliflower and loved it. Made DH the avowed cauliflower-hater try it, and he admitted that it was the best cauliflower he'd eaten, but "it's still cauliflower." But that's all right, I can easily devour an entire head right off the pan and still be wanting more!



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DeannaS's picture

(post #31316, reply #17 of 21)

You and I should get together and feast on cauliflower some time. My husband turns his nose up, too. So, I hardly ever make it anymore. For me, I love it in anything with curry. I make a comfort food dish that is curry, cauliflower, rice, carrots, onions and garlic, and chicken stock, all cooked in the same pot. Every once in a while I can get him to eat it. But, usually if I suggest buying it, he looks at me like I'm insane.

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elizaram's picture

(post #31316, reply #18 of 21)

You're on! :-) (Cauliflower Fest??) DH has a lot of vegetable prejudices - there's a very short list of veggies he will even attempt to eat. He dislikes anything with even a hint of bitterness or "cabbagey" flavor. I have converted him to broccoli, and made a FC pasta recipe with chard that he liked, but haven't had any success with other veggies. I think the major issue is with things he was served either out of a can, or stale and overcooked, and forced to eat as a kid. It's made a lifelong vegetable hater out of him. The sad part is that DS picks up on it and is following right in daddy's footsteps.


I love curried cauliflower too... I'll gladly share a floret feast with you sometime!



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debe5t's picture

(post #31316, reply #19 of 21)

My DH hates cabbage,which I love,but loves brussel sprouts! Go figure.Deb

tcurda's picture

(post #31316, reply #20 of 21)

Cauliflower... yummm

Roasted cauliflower... double yummmm!!!

I definitely need to try the mash.

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MadMom's picture

(post #31316, reply #21 of 21)

Tom, you'll love them.  I like them roasted, but frankly, like it almost as well just nuking the florets and mashing them.  So good, and much easier.



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nancymc's picture

(post #31316, reply #8 of 21)

I use steamed cauliflower mashed as a potato substitute but have never roasted it.  How do you do it and what do you add, if anything:


 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #31316, reply #9 of 21)

Just toss it with a little olive oil and roast at 400* for about 20 minutes. Same for broccoli, green beans and asparagus.  It is unbelievably good.

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