We all love the comforting smell of mashed potatoes cooking on the stove. But we all know that the white potato is one of the worst source of carbohydrates for us because of all of the starches. These starches do not get metabolized well by the body and then turn into sugar and finally fat on our bodies. If you want to avoid potatoes and are a part of the paleo and gluten free lifestyle this recipe for Paleo garlic mashed "potatoes" but the potatoes are actually cauliflower.
Recipe for Paleo mashed "potatoes"
Prep time: 25 mins Serves 4
Medium-sized head of cauliflower, chopped into florets (about 1½ lbs.)
3 roasted garlic cloves
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
Fill a large saucepan with about an inch of water, and insert a steamer basket. Bring the water to a boil, and add the cauliflower florets. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover, allowing the cauliflower to steam for 6-8 minutes, or until fork tender.
Drain the steamed cauliflower, and transfer to the bowl of a large food processor. Add in the seasonings, and process to your desired texture.
If additional liquid is needed to facilitate blending, feel free to add a splash of almond milk or water, and adjust the seasonings to your taste. I ended up using about a teaspoon of fine sea salt for this particular batch, but each batch may vary, so be sure to start with less than you think you need, and add more as you go.
Serve warm and enjoy!