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Cauliflower Is My Best Friend


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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.

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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