This evening, I had a giant Vitamix FAIL!! But I’m not upset, this is a good thing.
I am in Week 2 of the Health Coach course with Integrative Nutrition. It’s teaching me to try new things, not fancy things, just simple & new things to expand my diet in a gentle manner.
Tonight’s little experiment was with a cauliflower & potato mash. I don’t eat white potato often anymore, but I do dabble on occasion. I thought I would ‘health’ it up a little by adding some cauliflower and mashing it. My normal ‘mash’ method is to be all ‘chef fancy’ and use a drum sieve, which makes a totally amazing texture with a white potato mash. Tonight was different.
I popped my boiled potato and cauliflower in to the Vitamix with a dollop of butter (which I’m trying to work back in to my diet in small portions) and a splash of milk. Normally when I do mash, I’ll pop the milk in at the END, and just in small portions. Tonight, however, I just went ‘splosh’ and whacked some in.
I turned the blender on, whizzed away, and the end results was somewhere between a mash and soup! It was really light and frothy and if I had been on Masterchef, screwed it up and was asked to name my mess (aka Julie Goodwin’s Puddle Pie – LOVE Julie* by the way), then this would have been a potato & cauliflower foam.
It oozed out on the plate and spread out to cover the whole thing. I can’t believe I didn’t take a photo of it!!! I thought it tasted amazing with the steamed rainbow chard, organic chicken sausages and fried onions, the husband, not so much. I will make it again, for myself, but will watch the amount of milk. It’s one of those ‘old school meat and 3 veg’ meals with a healthy twist as all the ingredients were organic. Every now and again, I have to do meat & 3 veg. It’s good for the soul
* Julie Goodwin is one of the loveliest people I’ve met. Before Masterchef, she was the nice lady at our local IT company (Loyal IT) who answered the phone when I rang up with a problem. Now she has a fabulous career in food and is Australia’s first Masterchef.