Let’s Get Cooking

One of my goals for 2014 is to make at least one new recipe a month so that I can learn to cook better. Last Thursday, I started with something pretty easy: Garlic Mashed Cauliflower.

I had some mashed cauliflower around the holidays so I wanted to try making it myself. That recipe had cream cheese and Parmesan cheese, and that’s probably why it tasted so good. But, I’ve been trying to keep my eating in check after not eating so well during the holidays, so I looked for a mashed cauliflower recipe that was a little lighter. I realized I had pinned this recipe a while back, so I gave it a shot. It turned out pretty good. Not as creamy as the holiday version, but I love garlic so bringing out that flavor was good with me. I did need to add a little salt and pepper. I realized later that adding a couple sprays of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter would also probably be good on these for just a little extra flavor without adding calories.

mashed cauliflower

The recipe makes four, one-cup servings and is pretty low in calories, so it was a great side dish with some marinated pork loin I had cooked up.

mashed cauliflower2

I’m calling recipe #1 of 2014 a success. Not sure what my next recipe will be, but I have a Pinterest board FULL of options!

What new recipes have you tried recently?

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