Fast and Fake Low Carb ‘Mashed Potatoes’ for Thanksgiving

I was going to forego mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, but cleaning out the fridge to make room for the Thanksgiving turkey revealed an old head of cauliflower and some aged radishes. With 10 minutes of unattended cooking and 10 minutes of prep, using ingredients I had in the house, I had a decent mashed potato substitute for tomorrow.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, washed
  • 6 white radishes
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic puree
  • 4 ounces cream cheese

Directions 

Nuke the cauliflower and radishes in a 2 quart bowl in the microwave for 10 minutes with 2 tablespoons of water. When done, they should be soft. Add the cream cheese, garlic puree and green onion and hit it with the immersion blender, working the blender around until all of the radish and cauliflower are of a mashed-potato-ey consistency.

Done. The radishes worked out quite well, adding an additional bright flavor note, and the cream cheese makes it creamy – and it’s nutritious and low carb.

I won’t be feeling deprived tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving All.

 

 

 

Kitchen Experiment: Low Carb Cauliflower Soup

Here’s what I tried when I wanted to make a simple soup great for a cold winter day.

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 whole bunches of scallions – yes – bunches
  • salt
  • 4 cups of water
  • pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream

In a deep cooking pot, place the chopped scallions and the chopped up cauliflower head in 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, then simmer for a half hour. Continue reading “Kitchen Experiment: Low Carb Cauliflower Soup”