Monday, May 3, 2010


It is a morning of revelations. Not the Biblical variety, and certainly not particularly wise, as traditional revelations tend to be. However, for those who love a good mystery or some tasty cereal, these revelations don't lack for importance.

In my last entry, I posted the photo at right and asked you all to guess what it is. I had a lot of fun reading your guesses! Here are some of your responses regarding the contents of the pink bowl:
  • mashed potatoes
  • Cream of Wheat with nooch
  • tapioca
There weren't many outlandish ideas, though, because most of you were spot-on (and those who weren't came so close!). If you guessed mashed cauliflower topped with nutritional yeast . . . you were absolutely right! Smart cookies . . .

I'd read about mashed cauliflower on the blogosphere some time ago, but never acted on it. Now that my foray into the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) world has outlawed starchy potatoes, however, I decided to give the mashed cauliflower a try. It was fairly easy to make, and I actually prefer it to mashed potatoes, which I find quite heavy, even without taking buttery toppings into consideration.

Here's what I did. I removed the florets of one head of cauliflower from the stem/leaves and placed them in a large microwave-safe bowl. I added small amount of water to the bowl (approximately 1/4 cup), then covered the bowl with a plate. I stuck the whole thing in the microwave and cooked it for about 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower had steamed into softness. Next, I removed the cauliflower to blender. I processed it until smooth, then served it up topped by nutritional yeast. My verdict: hot, healthy, and SCD-friendly deliciousness!

What do you think? Have you tried mashed cauliflower? If so, which do you prefer, mashed cauliflower or mashed potatoes? If not, do you plan on trying mashed cauliflower?

Now that the mashed mystery has been solved, are you ready to see who won the Kashi cereal giveaway? I certainly am! This giveaway was the most popular in the history of Kitchen Courage, with a record 16 entries. Thanks to everyone who read, Tweeted, blogged, Facebooked, and participated! You are all a gift to me and bless me with your readership.

There can only be one winner, though, and that lucky lady is . . .


Jess's favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a passion that she's joined in by the Best Husband Ever. Her favorite product in my Amazon store is the ThinkThin peanut butter protein bars (which are insanely delicious). She also enjoyed the fact that all of my store's product categories are alliterative. So observant -- did anyone else notice?

Jess, email me at escagnel04 (at) yahoo (dot) come with your mailing information, and I will get your Kashi cereals to you at once. Thank you again to everyone who participated, and happy Monday!


  1. I love mashed cauliflower! I actually got hooked on it at Ruby Tuesdays, but your alternative is bound to be eighteen times healthier without all the crappy restaurant fixings!

  2. whataboutsummerMay 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    potato? I would have never guessed


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