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I tried a recipe where you substituted cooked cauliflower for mashed potatoes and it was wonderful. Now I substitute cauliflower in all my potato recipes. So I thought, why not see what other things I could substitute cauliflower for that would be as good. I now use cauliflower as a substitute for pasta, with a low fat pasta sauce it is every bit as good as spaghetti or macaroni. This saves hundreds of calories and is really good.

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To substitute for mashed potatoes, just boil up a head of cauliflower, drain and mash. For a pasta substitute cook flowerettes, drain and use your favorite low fat sauces. Top with a bit of Parmesan. emoticon
- Submitted by KATLIN48 12/2/2011 in Healthy Eating | 5 Comments
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HAWKTHREE 12/2/2011 9:58:00 AM

    I found a member who made a pizza with cauliflower. Instead of the dough it was cauliflower and cheese. I made it and husbeast actually asked for seconds. Can't taste the cauliflower at all.
MJMCBAIN 1/5/2012 2:00:00 AM

    do you mash them as you would potatoes??
KAWIKA1969 12/5/2011 9:30:00 AM

    I've seen the Califlower for mash potato thing. Califlower and brocolli emoticon
DEWEYGAL 12/3/2011 12:22:00 PM

    Thank you for the tip. Try this recipe: bag of frozen cauliflower cooked and drained; 1 lb bag of yolk free egg noodles cooked & drained, 2-3 garlic sliced; 1 onion sliced; 1 tbsp butter; 1 tbsp olive oil; 1/2 cup kalamata olives,pitted and quartered; 1/2 jar roasted red peppers, drained, sliced & chopped. Sauté onion and garlic in oil. Add butter & remaining ingredients. Season to taste with salt & pepper
SUNSHINE6442 12/2/2011 8:29:00 AM

    Great idea! Everytime I eat califlower I lose weight. I love it mixed with mashed potatoes and garlic. Not only is califlower high in nutrition,it has fiber. I heard you can make potato salad by substituting califlower for the potatoes, pizza crust and even in stuffed peppers as a substitute for the rice. I enjoy it in soups too as well as steamed.

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