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Recipe of the Month - November 2009

Recipe of the Month – November
Fluffy Mashed Cauliflower

This dish has the flavor and texture of traditional mashed potatoes but with a quarter of the calories. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C and folate.

Ingredients: Serves 4
1 head cauliflower
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1/3 c. nonfat buttermilk
*Tip: To make your own buttermilk, mix 1 T. lemon juice or vinegar into 1 c. milk
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. butter
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
½ c freshly grated parmesan


  1. Break cauliflower into bite-size florets.
  2. Place florets, garlic, and ¼ cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for three to five minutes, or until tender.
  3. Pour into a large mixing bowl and add buttermilk, olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper. Blend with a hand mixer (or food processor) until smooth and creamy.
  4. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve warm.



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