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Old 02-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #11
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I've made them before. My aunt calls them "mashed faux-tatoes" I steam them a bit longer than normal and them add a tad of smart balance and reduced fat cream cheese. If you don't tell yourself that it is supposed to taste like mashed potatoes, then they are really good. I'll have to add cauliflower to my grocery list!
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #12
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I haven't tried it but have heard from many who do like it. I read in my new low-carb cookbook a recipe for Mashed Turnip Garlic dish.....am trying it this weekend, should work well, since a turnip is a root (I think) just like a potato.
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Sweet potatoes are really good with something like apple or pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc - and some butter. I skip the brown sugar.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:38 PM   #14
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Gah!

I love cauliflower if it's raw or lightly steamed and still crunchy, but that really doesn't sound appetizing at all to me.

What Sue said--try sweet potatoes or even better, yams. They're a lot more nutritious than regular potatoes.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:47 PM   #15
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I never liked sweet potatoes much until about 15 years ago. My mother would only serve them at Holiday dinners with marshmallow on them, out of a can so I never saw a raw one. Then I started living with a guy whose mother was from Texas and she baked them. I was amazed you could do that to them. I think I didn't like them because the canned ones weren't always cooked all the way through and were hard.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #16
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While I do appreciate all of your replies I'm only interested in the cauliflower mashed potatoes. I hate yams & sweet potatoes, remember, I told you in my original post that I am VERY picky. I hate that about myself and I have stepped out of my 'box' over the years, but I think it may have something to do with the fact that when I was very young and at my best friends house her mother served yams and they smelled just awful and they were mushy and gross and she wouldn't let me leave the table until I ate them so I shoved them in my mouth and well, you can imagine what yams look like when they come back out.

Yeah, totally gross. Haven't gone near them since. And no amount of coaxing on yours or my husbands parts will do any good. I won't budge on this one.

I was just wondering if there were any other people out there as picky or nearly as picky as me and if they had tried these special fake potatoes. Thats all.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:50 PM   #17
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Doesn't sound good to me at all. As long as you don't try to see it as a replacement, but more as a whole new dish it might be fine. Sort of a mashed cauliflower type dish.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:03 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by bailsmom View Post
While I do appreciate all of your replies I'm only interested in the cauliflower mashed potatoes. I hate yams & sweet potatoes, remember, I told you in my original post that I am VERY picky. I hate that about myself and I have stepped out of my 'box' over the years, but I think it may have something to do with the fact that when I was very young and at my best friends house her mother served yams and they smelled just awful and they were mushy and gross and she wouldn't let me leave the table until I ate them so I shoved them in my mouth and well, you can imagine what yams look like when they come back out.

Yeah, totally gross. Haven't gone near them since. And no amount of coaxing on yours or my husbands parts will do any good. I won't budge on this one.

I was just wondering if there were any other people out there as picky or nearly as picky as me and if they had tried these special fake potatoes. Thats all.
Hey, no worries. Everyone's got a food they feel that way about, I'm sure. Mine is avocados. I know the vast majority of people love them and think I'm strange, but I can't stand them! Blech.
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I've made mashed cauliflower and I like it just fine. I added a little S&P, parmesan cheese and butter and it's yummy. Not the same texture as potatoes, a little thinner and more creamy when mashed. Also, from what I remember, I put the caulis in the blender. I don't think they mash well. Ends up being more of a puree than a mash.

Here's Martha Stewart's take on them:

Cauliflower Puree

Give it a try.
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Love mashed cauliflower! This is meant to resemble the texture of lumpy mashed potatoes, not whipped potatoes, so there will be chunks. Steam it, get yourself some soft cheese spread with herbs, add it to the cauliflower and mash away. Yummy! My husband even likes it and he won't normally eat cauliflower. Score!
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