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Cauliflower and Broccoli 'Mash'
May 12, 2014
Over the last week, I've made such an effort to increase my vegetable intake, particularly green vegetables. As I have been, and will continue to be (at least for the next week or so) totally inactive except hobbling from seat to seat, I wanted to make sure I felt as well as I could. This delightfully creamy green 'mash' is just the ticket to replace mashed potato. Perfect for those nights when you want more greens and a lighter meal. It's not so much 'mash' but a light creamy vegetable puree of sorts. But I like the sound of mash and it felt like I was eating mash so mash it is! It really is delicious.
The combination of broccoli and cauliflower provides a great source of fibre for healthy digestion as well as antioxidants to fight off free-radical damage. Given the vast array of damage that is caused to our body's each and every day by pollution, processed foods, alcohol, smoking and chemicals, a diet rich in antioxidants is vital for optimal health.
Enjoy this creamy nutrient dense 'mash' as you would mashed potato but notice how light you feel afterwards. I served this side dish with baked chicken and some extra greens - steamed broccoli with toasted sesame seeds. Broccoli is without a doubt a much loved vegetable in our house!
Cauliflower & Broccoli 'Mash'
Serves 2-3 as a side dish
1/2 cauliflower head, broken into florets
1/2 broccoli head, broken into florets
2 Tbspns Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbspns milk
Freshly ground black pepper
Blanch the broccoli and cauliflower in boiling water for about 5 mins until the vegetables are a little soft but the broccoli is still bright green
Drain the vegetables and place straight into in a blender and pulse until gently broken up
Add the olive oil, Parmesan, milk, salt and pepper and blend until you have a smooth & creamy 'mash'
Taste and adjust any seasonings or add extra milk or olive oil if needed