I have decided to attempt a blog to record my experiments in the kitchen. I have recently (in the past 6 months or so) made some changes to my diet and am cooking a bit differently. Therefore...I have many experiments. I want to record my attempts, recipes & ideas and have a place to come back to when I want to be reminded of things I loved! So here we go!
Tonight we tried something new. I am going to call it Broccoli "Rice" Casserole. We have been making what I call "Mash" for quite some time. Many people have versions of faux potatoes made with cauliflower. I just call my version "Mash" and I make with steamed cauliflower, neufchatel or cream cheese, butter, salt & pepper. Tonight we decided to try using a frozen bag of broccoli and cauliflower to make "Mash". When the vegetables felt tender with a fork I did my normal thing and mashed up the vegetables using a hand potato-masher and put in the butter, cream cheese, salt & pepper. The broccoli (stems mostly) didn't turn out very creamy but it seemed to look like Broccoli Rice Casserole. So I tasted it and thought it had a similar texture too. I added a little shredded cheddar to finish off that idea and Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Boop - Broccoli "Rice" Casserole.
As I blog I will work on adding actual recipes & getting better at taking photos!
|This picture is just taken with my phone...sorry about the quality. Indian-spiced grilled chicken, Broccoli "Rice" Casserole & Fried Cabbage.|
1 bag frozen broccoli & cauliflower
2 oz cream cheese or neufchatel cheese
3 T butter
1/3-1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste
Steam vegetables till tender. Drain any water left in the vegetables. Add butter & cream cheese to vegetables & mash together with potato masher. Add salt & pepper to taste & sprinkle in cheese. Stir it all together and enjoy!