So you may or may not have heard about the “baby food diet.” I tried it for about three hours, at which point I realized my jaws had a purpose. Either way, experimenting with purée is a lot of fun. Thomas Keller even does it sometimes (though he serves his asparagus purée with jumbo scallops)!
One of my favorite purées is anything broccoli or cauliflower. So when I stumbled across the South Beach Diet, which is a lil’ militant about starches and carbs, I found a treasure.
Oregano, Basil and Garlic-herbed Mashed “Potato” Cauliflower
1 head fresh cauliflower
3 cloves garlic, microwaved ’til slightly soft
pinch of fresh oregano/basil
1/2 t garlic salt
1/8 t black pepper
1 t butter buds (or olive oil)
1/2 C plain yogurt or cottage cheese
(optional) pinch o’ hot pepper or chili flakes!
Find which suits you and riff away!
PS: each serving is EASILY under 100 calories for all you healthy people.