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06-20-2008, 11:07 AM
To me, raw cauliflower (especially in little bits from the food processor) tastes sharp or bitter to me. Is there any way to take this away or counterbalance it with other flavors??
06-20-2008, 11:14 AM
You can try marinating it. Here's one recipe:
Dash Olive Oil
06-20-2008, 12:18 PM
Taken from another website:
"This is a recipe for raw food mashed “potatoes”, only it’s really raw food mashed cauliflower. While it doesn’t taste exactly like mashed potatoes, it’s a decent approximation, and very tasty on it’s own!
1 small head of cauliflower, cut up.
1/2 cup Milk of Paradise cashew/macadamia butter
OR 2/3 cup cashews or macadamia nuts, soaked for 1/2 hour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter substitute (optional)
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Put cauliflower and Milk of Paradise (prepared and sold by Living Tree Community) in a food processor, and process until smooth. (If using soaked nuts, process them first, then add the cauliflower.)
Add the olive oil and (if you are using it) the butter, and the garlic (optional) and process until completely smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste. "
06-20-2008, 10:34 PM
I love raw cauliflower in big chucks, in fact that is what I had for dinner tonight, just cauliflower. So therefore I thought I would love it as "rice" and "mashed potatoes" but I agree, they were both too bitter.
I took the rice and turned it into a couscous type salad which I loved. I can't remember everything that I added to it, but I know that I added diced celery, raisins, green onions and olive oil. I am certain I added more stuff, but I am a take what I have and throw it in kind of girl and it almost always works. The problem is that I have a hard time recreating.
Hope this helped. Seeing your post makes me want to make this again.
For rice I found that I like to use parsnips.
06-20-2008, 10:40 PM
Drizzle in an EVOO/Agave mixture
Serve rolled in nori wraps with avo slices and carrots
06-21-2008, 12:51 PM
Great! So it looks like some fat added (olive oil or nuts) and some lemon juice or vinegar might help. Thanks!!
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