Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mashed Creamy Cauliflower And A New Feeling Of Freedom

I've noticed something.
I haven't been hungry lately.
There are days when I make myself eat lunch, even though I'm not hungry.
Some days I don't eat dinner till nine or ten o clock at night because...I'm not hungry.
This is new and strange for me.
I was always hungry.
Since turning to Primal eating in late December I have noticed this getting stronger each week.
No hunger.
What a novel thing in my life...it is a very freeing feeling, when you are no longer plagued by the constant thought of putting food in your mouth.
I read an article on Mark's Daily Apple this weekend about intermittent fasting or IF.
This concept really slammed home for me that maybe I didn't have to eat each meal...that maybe I could just skip one or two and be fine?!
It's a worry though.
I don't want to screw up my metabolism anymore than I already have by being obese and a slave to carbs and sugar for decades.
But this morning I woke up and made my coffee...and sat.
I couldn't think of a single this to eat...not hungry.
So I'm going to try an experiment this week.
I am not going to eat anything food wise till I am good and truly hungry.
When I do decide to put something in my mouth I am going to make it a good protein, an omega rich fat, and wonderful leafy green veggies.
I will keep you updated on this weird fasting experiment.
In the mean time let me show you our new  veggie obsession.
When I do feel like eating, it's cauliflower I have been craving...mmmmm...cauliflower!
I needed a side dish to have for the hubby and kids (they were going to revolt if I gave them another side salad) so I looked on Pinterest for a recipe that I could make, and up popped cauliflower.
This makes the smoothest, creamy and dreamy cauliflower ever.
The secret is to not steam it.
Here is how it's done.

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup of heavy organic cream
  •  2 tablespoons grass fed butter (Obviously I went overboard the first time I made this, because that amount in the picture is totally crazy!)
  • 1/4 cup of sharp cheddar cheese (I used Kerrygold white Dubliner, extra sharp and good)
Clean and trim the cauliflower, breaking it into medium sized pieces.
Place in a microwave safe bowl with cream and butter.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for five minutes.
Stir to coat cauliflower with cream/butter mixture.
Microwave for another 5 minutes on high.
Remove from the microwave and put into a food processor along with the cheese.
Puree until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

I eat it cold and straight out of the container the next day...it's that good.

I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it too.

PS: the last pic is from whole foods, since we ate all of our cauliflower before I could remember to snap a picture :)


  1. When I was a kid my Mom was always hungry. She would eat what was a filling ammount of food for the rest of us but she would still be hungry. She wouldn't eat any more though because she didn't want to gain weight. She'd make a joke about it and call it her "hollow leg", but I always felt sorry for her.
    When she was in her early 70's we finally convinced her to give low-carb a try. She's now 78 years old, is bordering on being Primal, eats good amounts of protein, fats and veggies, and is NO LONGER HUNGRY ALL THE TIME. I am so glad we were able to give this "gift" to my Mom, and that she was willing to give it a try, even at her age.

    1. I am making my Mom read that comment right now!
      She is trying Primal, but is leary of giving up her oatmeal and wreaking her blood pressure.
      I keep telling her to just give it one good month and see how she feels, and even to have her blood work done before and after the month.
      I pray that she will so that she does not have to be hungry all the time either.
      Thank you again Nancy :)

  2. Thank you for this wonderful treat. I will enjoy it heartily.