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Mashed Cauliflower: How to Cook Cauliflower

When our family gathers together, we have so many different diets and eating preferences represented. Typically, I do not cater specifically to all the varying tastes, but when there’s a recipe liked Mashed Cauliflower that pleases both the low carb, high protein people, as well as giving the rest of us our five veggies a day goal, it’s the best of both worlds.

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Learning how to cook cauliflower is something I wanted my children to learn, and that goal has been accomplished.

I love a simple steamed cauliflower, which next to raw (with ranch dip, of course), provides the highest amount of nutrients. You may chop the florets large or small. The smaller the floret, the quicker they’ll quick, which will result in greater nutritional content.

In order to steam them,  pour one inch of water into saucepan, and then place the cauliflower in water, stem side down; cover. (If you have a steamer, place the steamer in the water, and put cauliflower on top.) Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer around ten minutes until crisp-tender and drain. A fork should be able to pierce the florets. Add seasoned salt, cheese, or sauce, depending on the nutritional goal.

Considering that my sister in love and I split this huge box of discounted cauliflower, you can be assured that I played with many recipes for cauliflower.

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Since Gourmet Mashed Potatoes [4]are one of my favorite recipes, I was definitely going to attempt to recreate a no-carb substitute.

Trust me. Once you have tried this mashed cauliflower recipe, it will be a wonderful option to get those extra servings of vegetables in each day.