Cauling all recipes!

So The Vitamix, Broccoli Cheese sup recip said you could also use cauliflower instead of broccoli.  I received a HUGE head of cauliflower and used half of it in my breakfast smoothies.  Say what?  Yeah, that’s right, I was running out of time before I fly out for the holidays so I threw a bunch into my smoothies:

  • 2 cups of rice milk
  • 1/2 cup of home made yogurt
  • a handful of cauliflower florets
  • half a mango
  • an orange, peeled
  • 2 bananas (had a bunch going bad)
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (I just shake a bunch in without measuring now)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (added afterwards to take the bite out of the raw cauliflower)

I felt that oatmeal and chia seeds weren’t necessary because there seems to be enough fiber in the mango and cauliflower.  This mixture also generated 6 cups of smoothies versus the usual 4 cups.

Now, what are we gonna do with the other half of that albatross?  The broccoli and cheese Vitamix recipe mentioned cauliflower could be used instead.  I ran out of rice milk, and with upcoming holiday travels, I decided not to go through the process of steaming rice.  I figured I may just use water, but realized I needed something to add a creamy texture.  I rummaged through the fridge and found – MUSHROOMS!  They were part of my organic basket delivery, they didn’t sprout from spores in my fridge.

  • 1 cup of water
  • 5 white mushrooms, washed
  • 2 mini Light Babybels
  • half a head of cauliflower, steamed
  • 2 teaspoons of onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch

I placed the head of cauliflower in the Pampered chef microwaveable pot, added someIMG_0001 water to cover the bottom and covered it.  I microwaved it on high for 3 minutes.  While the cauliflower was steaming, I decided to blend the water and mushrooms because it’s supposed to be a substitute for milk.  I dumped the rest of the ingredients in and brought the variable speed up to 10, then let is spin on high for 6 minutes. some salt and pepper to taste, and it turned out to taste really good!

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