I used to love mashed potatoes as well as mac and cheese. Now don’t get me wrong, if I want to eat either of those things, I bolus for it and eat it. When I got diagnosed though, I found that they just weren’t worth the insulin I had to take to eat it.
Cauliflower seems to be the in vegetable these days but then saw purple cauliflower in the grocery store. I had to have it! And since unicorns became the in animal…I thought I’d name my cauliflower mash after the magical being! Anyhow enjoy!
Here’s the steps I take to make some awesome Unicorn Cauliflower Mash!
1. Pick a cute head of purple cauliflower. And wash thoroughly:
2. Chop it up into pieces. I found out after taking these pictures that it is easier to cut them into big pieces, microwave it and then chop it into smaller pieces. I find that chopping it up into tiny pieces has been therapeutic for me so depending on your level of time or patience you’d like to spend on this piece…go for it!
3. Add 2 tablespoons of water and heat in microwave about 4 minutes.
It’s crazy how dark the cauliflower gets when it cooks!
Next thing we do is we mash that bad boy up!!! I like it lumpy so I don’t mash it up as much as others. Or if it find that we will have super mashed up cauliflower mash when I’ve had a particularly stressful day! Makes for a great win win situation…yummy food and the release of stress!
Then, add the good stuff that you love adding to mashed potatoes; sour cream, cheese, etc. I love adding cream cheese to cauliflower mash, although I don’t think I’d ever add cream cheese to mashed potatoes.
And boom…done!!! Now-a-days, I’d probably add some chopped up fresh green onion or chives on top to give it some contrast…or maybe to get your peeps that don’t like unicorn things to eat something that is Joker themed!
Here’s the throwback picture of me back when I was using Afrezza!
Thanks for reading and let us know in the comments below if you tried making this dish and how you liked it!!!
And always, Cut the BS!
One reply on “Deliciously Diabetic: Unicorn Cauliflower Mash”
When I was first diagnosed and using the exchange diet, Cauliflower was a “free food” Meaning you could have whatever you wanted so long as it was raw. As a teenage I loved the stuff. Mainly because free meant i could fill up on it after school.
Funny thing I still love it. But cooked and served with cheese, psst, I am on it.