Ok, so not really…but it’s good enough for me.  I’m a big fan of meat and mashed potatoes. Steak, pork, chicken…everything it bettered by a nice buttery, garlicy pile of potatoes. Sadly this is forbidden item numero uno when it comes to trying to go Paleo.

Enter….cauliflower.

I know it may sounds odd…but cauliflower mashers are an AWESOME substitute for mashed potatoes and insanely easy to make, especially if you have a food processor (a blender works fine, but the food processor is definitely the way to go. It’s a great tool to have ANYWAY if you’re cooking). Just a few REALLY easy steps:

You need:

* 1 head cauliflower
* 1 tbsp butter
* Salt/Pepper
* 1 clove galric
(* 1 tbsp parmesean cheese if you are eating dairy)

1) Break down the cauliflower exactly like you would a head of broccoli, cutting it into florets.

2) Bring a pot of salted water to a boil…add the florets and cook for about 5 minutes, until tender, then drain (reserve about a tbsp of the water)

3) Throw everything..garlic, butter, salt/pepper, cauliflower (and cheese)…into the food processor and blend until smooth.  Use the reserved water if it needs to be thinned out a bit for a smoother consistency.
**For this step, I like to add the cauliflower in 3 loads, whizzing the processor in between each for a really smooth consistency**

That’s it. It takes like, 7 minutes and you get a perfect potato sub AND a huge serving of veggies since you can pretty much pile as much as you want onto your plate.

No, it’s not thanksgiving potatoes…but it does the trick for everyday when you need something to go with that steak.