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1 large head cauliflower
5 large cloves garlic
2 tablespoons grass-fed or unsalted butter “I used one”
¼ ground nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
I started by filling up a large (6-quart) stock pot with an inch or two of water. I put the pot on a burner set on high, dumped in a steamer insert, and put on the lid.
NOTE: I don’t have a steamer insert so I went old school. I just dumped the cauliflower and garlic into the pot of boiling water. Works like a charm and less crap to have in your kitchen. By all means use a steamer if you have one!
While waiting for the water to boil, I washed and trimmed a large head of cauliflower and cut up the florets and stem. I then grabbed a packet of Trader Joe’s peeled garlic from the fridge and sliced up all the cloves. Don’t worry about how everything looks because it’ll get pulverized later in the Cuisinart.
NOTE: Here in the Southern Tier of New York we do not have Trader Joe’s. Again I went old school and peeled 5 cloves of garlic.
Once the water in the pot begins to boil, I threw in the stems, half/or all “Your Choice” of the florets, and all of the garlic.
Since I didn’t use a steamer I dumped all the cauliflower, all the garlic into the boiling water. Added a bit of salt and in about 10 minutes, Voila!
Once the florets were done, I dumped everything into a colander and let it drain. Then I dumped everything into a large bowl “Because I don’t have a food processor but if you do great you can use it (fitted with the steel knife), and added some fresh cracked pepper, nutmeg, and the butter. Grabbed my stick blender and went to town.. Works perfect! I processed everything until smooth. After one last taste for seasoning, I covered my faux “mashed potatoes” and popped it in my fridge. These faux “mashed potatoes” reheat beautifully in the microwave!
I heated this up for dinner last night at it tastes amazing! Definitely going to be a staple in my diet. Enjoy!
I modified this recipe from a blog “Nom Nom Paleo”