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08-14-2007, 04:15 PM
I made cauliflower mashed potatoes
it came out bitter, and not tasting great.
any ideas why??
08-14-2007, 06:05 PM
When I make mashed taters, I add nut butter-esp mac nut/or cashew nut butter & olive oil & celtic sea salt. I use just a dash of garlic powder & top with fresh ground black pepper.
Maybe the lemon is what made it taste too bitter. I've never used lemon in it before,but in cauliflower couscous the lemon is divine.
Hope this helps.
08-15-2007, 01:20 PM
Yes, cauliflower can be a bit bitter for me too. Usually the mashed potato recipes have mac nuts or cashews for creaminess and flavor too.
08-15-2007, 02:40 PM
do i understand this thread you take the potatos peeled and then put colliflower in there and put that into the bleder and make a mashed tater and colifloer smoothie ?
is this what i am reading is this what you mean ?
08-15-2007, 10:33 PM
Thanks for the responses.
This thread is talking about making "mashed potatoes" using cauliflower, no potatoes.
08-15-2007, 11:08 PM
ok im a bit confused dont understand how you get masshed potatos from collifloer but i guess just collirflower choped and blended could look like mashtatters
08-16-2007, 01:09 AM
THEY ARE FAKE POTATOES...THEY LOOK LIKE THE FOODS WE ONCE LOVED AND WANT TO RELIVE AGAIN....WITHOUT COMPRIMISING RAW.
08-16-2007, 01:23 AM
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08-16-2007, 08:54 AM
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08-16-2007, 09:42 AM
Sometimes you will hear names of recipes like "fajitas, mashed potatoes, meatloaf, burgers, tortillas, pizza, etc) but they are only names of recipes that are similar to old cooked recipes that we once enjoyed. They are all made raw with only non-animal products: fruits, veggies, seed and nuts.
So if you hear about raw fajitas it doesn't mean that we are eating raw meat. :)
08-16-2007, 10:56 AM
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08-16-2007, 12:09 PM
why can we not have potatoes? I haven't seen anything on here about potatoes. Before I'd make REAL mashed potatoes, I'd eat a few of the potatoe pieces I had cut up. Is this bad for raw? (not cooking it of course)
I think it is wonderful that you are here searching for your answers. Learn to make milk from nuts and/ or seeds and then use that. Forget about milk from animals. People often miss the taste of their old foods and look for a substitute. So we experiment and look for things that will taste similar and satisfy our needs. Also, as time goes by, your palate will change and you will no longer crave the old way of eating. But you yourself will change and the person who is inside you will emerge like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. It is a journey and it is very hard to start off with to "just do it". But it is worth all the effort.
11-27-2007, 10:18 AM
Here is Melissa's recipe for mashed taters from rawbabyalexblog!!!
One large head of califlower, chopped and placed into your FP. Blend it up until it is in little bits, add celery juice a little at a time until it is fluffy like mashed spuds. You can add cold-pressed olive oil as well, I choose not to. Easy, Fast and Fun!
Seems pretty easy right? I am certainly going to try this!
11-27-2007, 02:08 PM
I personally like parsnip mashers-
parsnips, macadamia or pine nuts, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast, blend with some warm water, a little at a time so it doesn't get too watery.
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