Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tater Impersonator?

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned that mashed potatoes are one of my top 3 favorite foods. When I’m out to dinner, I sometimes base my ordering tactic on what dish may or may not feature mashed potatoes on the side. Sometimes, I try to persuade my “unknowing” husband to order a steak (with a side of mashed) in hopes that I can swipe a bite while he’s in the men’s room.

Although white potatoes are full of nutritious vitamins and minerals, they are very high in carbs. If you follow a low-carb style diet like I do, potatoes should be enjoyed sparingly. Every commercial diet plan out there tries to pimp MASHED CAULIFLOWER as being a dead ringer for mashed potatoes. “If you close your eyes, you would never know you’re eating cauliflower!”

You have got to be kidding me. Obviously, healthy eaters are being treated like we have no functional taste buds left. I will dispel this silly myth right now. Yes, it tastes like cauliflower.

Healthy eating should be about smart substitutions and not evil trickery. Imagine going in for a scoop of luscious mashed potatoes and ending up with a mouthful of pureed veggies instead? I happen to love cauliflower, but that type of switcheroo will not be tolerated.

It’s hard to think of snazzy sides to serve with dinner. This one far surpasses a plain old steamed vegetable. If you’re looking for a creamy texture very similar to the experience of eating potatoes, this will absolutely do the trick. For you cauliflower lovers out there, it also happens to be delicious.

* Get cooking. Let me know what you think. Love it? Hate it? I’m interested in hearing your feedback and suggestions.

Cauliflower on Foodista

1 comment:

  1. yeh I hate cauliflower and low carb works best for my body when it comes to weight loss. I guess until the day someone discovers how to suck the carbs out of potatoes I'm just screwed : / I do love my carbs!!