Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cauliflower Puree

KEEP READING even if you don't like cauliflower. Really if you try this you will not have to go back to mashed potatoes for comforth.

I keep working with this recipe and I think I have got this right. This makes a great substitute for mashed potatoes. It seems really rich but has very little fat.

1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup half and half (can use fat free)
1 teaspoon of salt (more or less to taste)
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
pinch of nutmeg (optional)

Chop up the cauliflower - stem, leaves and all. Steam the cauliflower until it is exceedingly soft (mushy). Drain. Drop it all into a blender (food processor will work but a blender does a better job). Add the remaining ingredients. Puree until completely smooth.

It will be a bit thinner than the potatoes but heck, it is more eligant too!

Makes 6 generous servings - 1 point each

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Apple-Carrot Slaw

This is from the newest Weight Watcher Cookbook! These books keep getting better and better! I wanted to share it because it is good, simple and great use of some fall vegetables!

Makes 6 servings (2/3 cup)

1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise (you can substitute 1/4 of plain yogurt to cut down on points value)
2 Tbsp apple-cider vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar (or try Splenda if you have sugar issues)
1/2 medium head red cabbage, shredded
2 cups shredded carrots
2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into matchstick strips
1/3 cup golden raisins

Stir the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar together in a large bowl until well mixed. Stir in the cabbage, carrots, apples, and raisins. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve at once or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 2 hours.

POINTS value per serving: 2