Remember, this blog is about the journey.   That includes successes as well as failures.  And there have been many, many failures.  Including the disaster that was last night.

Attempted recipe: “Mock” Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Actual recipe: ‘Disgusting’ Garlic Mush Cauliflower

I grabbed this recipe (the attempted recipe) from which was described as being a healthy, yet tasty alternative for mashed potatoes.  The recipe received 5 stars and was classified as ‘easy’. 

So where or where did I go wrong?  The answer is really easy.  If you don’t have the appliances that are required for a recipe, there is a high likelihood of disaster.  The recipe called for an immersion blender or a food processor.  I don’t know what an immersion blender is (oh so much to learn still) and I have a very small food processor. Therefore, I thought it would be a-okay to use my regular old blender as a substitute.  No friends, this did NOT work.  My end result was roughly chopped, soggy cauliflower.  I should have taken a picture, but I was so disappointed I chose to have a mini breakdown instead.  Sorry husband. 

Moral of the story: Think long and hard if your substitute appliance is really going to cut it (or in this case, blend it) for your recipe.

Secondary moral: No matter how you slice it, cauliflower does not taste like potatoes.


5 responses »

  1. I tried this recipe when I did the South Beach diet…. I promise, its tastes pretty decent. So don’t give up on it! Try it again 🙂

  2. Hmmm maybe I’ll try it again when I buy this so called ‘immersion blender’ :). For now, I’ll take your word for it!

  3. i tried something similar but with parsnips. my problem wasn’t the tools. the problem was that parsnips are just not my cup of tea (read: tastes like a carrot dipped in nyquil).

    by the way, amazing title. hero!


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