We’re all trying to fitfam! Okay I try to fitfam for five minutes then give up because it’s really really REALLY hard. I make brownies and banana bread and cheesecake and chocolate fondant for a living. How exactly am I supposed to stay on team fitfam when the monkey on my shoulder is force feeding me ice cream? I can’t.
That being said, I do have to try somewhat because all the cooking is affecting my wardrobe. Clothes don’t fit anymore and excuse me, I bought like three items of designer wear last year and I will rock them till I die! My money can’t come and go like that. Nigerian designers be costing an arm and a leg. Some of them do amazing work though. Shalla to my boo Paolo Sisiano. Y’all should check him out.
See how easily I get side tracked?
Today I’m sharing with you a more healthful version of our favorite mashed potatoes. Because I love mash but I do not love the calorie overload.
This version replaces half your potatoes with cauliflower. Fun fact: there are about 170 calories in one irish potato and 210 calories in one head of cauliflower. One head of cauliflower can make four servings of mash. One irish potato can make half a serving of mash. You do that maths.
Because I love you I won’t ask you to eat cauliflower mash by itself (I do it though and I quite like it. Like not love) so what you’re going to do is take half of your potatoes and replace it with cauliflower. Isn’t that awesome. You reduce the calories but keep the starchy feel and taste.
Enough talk.. on to the doing!
3 large irish potatoes
1 head of cauliflower(florets only)
1 tablespoon of butter
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (parmigiano regiano is the only acceptable cheese)
Peel your potatoes and cut into cubes.
Separate your cauliflower head into florets removing as much of the stalk as possible
Because potatoes take longer to boil than cauliflower does, you want to start cooking your potatoes first. Place them in a plan of cold salted water and bring it up to a boil. Let it boil for about 15-20 minutes till the potatoes start to soften.
Than add your cauliflower, which will float and make you giggle. Well it made me giggle
Let this boil for another fifteen minutes or until cauliflower is extremely soft. I like to leave it till it squishes completely between my fingers.
Once everything is soft, drain the water out but reserve about a cup of it.
Add your butter and mash with a hand held masher or using my drum sieve method (find that here). Obviously you don’t add any cream or any more butter to it. Fitfam people, FIT-FAM.
Once you have your mash at the consistency you want, add your grated cheese and stir it in till the cheese melts.
See wasn’t that easy? Seriously you guys don’t thank me enough. lol