Cauliflower Secrets

Who knew that cauliflower could do so much…

  • Cauliflower Mash (mock “mashed potatoes”)
  • Cauliflower “Rice”
  • Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Mash

  • Steam a head of cauliflower for about 12 minutes.  Cut into quarters.  Process in a food processor (we use a VitaMix) while adding liquid SLOWLY to desired consistency.  We typically use Hemp Milk or Almond Milk, we have also used coconut milk or olive oil).  Add butter and salt to taste.  Then experiment.  Add garlic, or lemon pepper, or both!  Let us know what you come up with!

Cauliflower “Rice”

  • Heat 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil in a large pan (we love our cast iron).  Cut a head of cauliflower into quarters and process in food processor (or Vitamix), add to pan and brown for 5 minutes.
  • From here you have a few options.  We add about 1-2 cups of chicken broth (you could use water) and simmer for about 20 minutes till the water is absorbed.  Salt/season to taste.  Another option is to leave out the liquid and simply continue to cook the cauliflower for 10-15 minutes while covered.  Try out both and see what you like.
  • Add butter and salt to taste.  Or get creative.  Add veges and stir fry like “fried rice” or add chopped onions and celery and season with sea salt and olive oil.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

  • Ok, this one was a little trickier for us and we have not yet perfected it.  We totally used way too big a head of cauliflower the first time and so the crust was a bit think and mushy.  But it was still yummy.
  • The basic recipe is 1:1:1 =  1 cup riced cauliflower (process cauliflower like you would for “rice”) + 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese + 1 egg.  You can double the recipe for thicker crust or for two pizzas.  Mix it all up and add any seasonings you want then spread it on a pizza stone (if you have one).  We used a greased round metal pizza pan.  You could even spread it out on a plain old rectangular baking sheet!  Bake at 450 for about 20 minutes or until nice and brown.  Brush with a garlic butter sauce if you want (my husbands idea – so yummy).  Let it cool about 10 minutes and then add your toppings and bake again till cheese melts.
  • Now the fun part… what are you going to put on your pizza?

<strickt paleo/primal types.  This recipe clearly has a lot of cheese.  I have personally moved away from eating much dairy in my own diet.  If you choose dairy consider RAW MILK choices available from local dairies or farmer’s markets.>>

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7 Responses to Cauliflower Secrets

  1. kellycouch says:

    Ok gang, let us know what you put on your pizza!!!

    • I think we’ll try this after we get groceries on the 15th…I did a cauliflower n’ cheese meal that was awesome. Not sure the cheese was a great idea but you could use skim mozzerella?

      • kellycouch says:

        I am not afraid of the fat in cheese… I am just not a fan of dairy as a daily staple mostly due to the way the cow is raised and the milk is processed, lots of GMO (genetically modified), hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics. Raw cow’s milk is best, but illegal to sell in stores in Texas, you can however drive out to the dairy farms and purchase it there, but it only lasts about 3 days. Not so convenient. Drew and I do still eat cheese as a treat from time to time, either on our cauliflower pizza or the good fancy organic cheese with a glass of wine. (for your detox dear, cheese is out).

  2. Gena says:

    Ryan HATES Cauliflower mash! My step mom makes it all the time… Ryan thought it was mash potatoes and made a face like a child who ate a lemon for the first time! But I love it!!! Yum!

  3. Annaleis says:

    so I have been putting off trying to cauliflower mash because I’m completely skeptical. Blame it on my Irish heritage – i love potatoes in any form and to think that they could be replaced is blasphemy (don’t even mention instant potatoes within a 100 mile radius of my family)! I love red cabbage and mashed potatoes so today I was daring enough to do the cauliflower mash instead. Wow! it was delicious! I will be using the cauliflower instead of potatoes from here on out but don’t tell my family, i might be disowned! 😉

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