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Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash

Comment below if you love mashed potatoes!

What if I told you this wasn’t mashed potatoes. What if I said this warm plate of creamy garlic mash was actually made of cauliflower. Would you try it? Before you rethink your decision, give this recipe a try. Have a heaping spoon with some braised short ribs, or add it as a side with your Thanksgiving feast and lighten things up.

WARNING: Following the consumption of this Cauliflower Garlic Mash there may be sudden outbursts of joy, excessive smiling, and out of control requests for more.

 Photo Description: Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash in a square serving dish on top of a white fringe cloth and 2 sunflowers in the bottom left corner.

Photo Description: Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash in a square serving dish on top of a white fringe cloth and 2 sunflowers in the bottom left corner.

Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash

 PREP TIME: 15 minutes
Cook TIME:
15 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
30 minutes
SERVES: 4
AUTHOR:
Mary Mammoliti / Kitchen Confession

INGREDIENTS

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water (more if needed to cover florets)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup 2% milk
salt and black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the cauliflower florets in to a large stock pot and cover with the chicken broth and water. Cook for 8-12 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and keep the in the colander and move onto next steps. You want to get as much water as possible out of the cauliflower.

  2. Pour the olive oil into the stock pot and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Remove from heat and return the cooked cauliflower back into the stock pot, add milk and butter. Using an emersion blender purée until smooth and creamy. Taste for salt and pepper.

  3. Garnish with chopped parsley, drizzle extra virgin olive oil over top and serve warm.

NOTES

Refrain from adding additional butter and/or milk to the mash, it will thin out too much.

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Recipe: Breakfast Hash in 30 Minutes!

I thought I would bring you a little BREAKFAST HASH on this gorgeous sunny morning. Not only does it taste fantastic, this nutrient packed meal clocks in at 30 minutes total cook time! Oh YAAAASSSSSSS! AND don’t forget to include this simple and easy meal to your weekly meal prep recipe box. This recipe should take centre stage on every brunch table, and serve it directly from the baking sheet - family style. Honestly, this quick and simple meal will tantalize your tastebuds, warm your belly, and have you dancing all the way to the kitchen sink when you're done. It's THAT GOOD! 

This dish surpassed all EGG-spectations!  I'm curious, do you hate or love eggs? Sunny side up or scrambled? Comment below and let me know what makes you egg-static about eggs. You all know how much I love a good pun :) 

 Photo Description: 1 Pan dinner-large rimmed baking sheet filled with diced sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, broccoli florets, sweet corn, black beans and 6 single sunny side up eggs baked on top of the veggies

Photo Description: 1 Pan dinner-large rimmed baking sheet filled with diced sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, broccoli florets, sweet corn, black beans and 6 single sunny side up eggs baked on top of the veggies

Breakfast Hash

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
SERVES: 3 large or 6 small
AUTHOR: Mary Mammoliti / Kitchen Confession

INGREDIENTS

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (Read Tips below for size)
1 head of broccoli, florets
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn kernels
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive Oil, to coat the sheet pan
6 large eggs

DIRECTIONS

  • Adjust your oven rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. With a little olive oil lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Place the sweet potatoes, broccoli florets, bell pepper, black beans, and corn in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Add the 3 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper and gently toss to combine.

  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes stirring halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are tender. Remove the pan from the oven and create 6 wells in the vegetables. Gently crack an egg into each well, keeping the yolk intact; season the eggs with salt and pepper.

  • Return the pan to the oven and bake 7 to 9 minutes, or until the egg whites have set.

  • Enjoy!

TIPS: 

You can enjoy this dish immediately or portion it out into your to-go containers and pack it up and you have breakfast for the week. 

When chopping your veggies, try and cut them to bite size pieces and keep them roughly the same size to ensure even cooking throughout your dish. 

To make this dish even easier, buy pre-cut vegetables from you local grocery store and cut back even more on your prep time.

The olive oil can be substituted out for avocado oil or grape seed oil if you prefer. 

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

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Recipe: Kung Pao Chickpeas and Quinoa Lunch Bowl

Recipe: Kung Pao Chickpeas and Quinoa Lunch Bowl

I love a good fridge clean out. It always produces some of my favourite meals. Opening the refrigerator door, scanning shelves and drawers for ingredients that will make up your meal.

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Rant: Detox, Destress, Drink This, Eat That - What Does it All Mean?

Rant: Detox, Destress, Drink This, Eat That - What Does it All Mean?

Have you ever wondered why we're told to eat this, drink that, no fat, eat fat, no carbs, eat the right carbs. Why? Seriously, I'm asking because I'm more confused now than ever before. I can’t keep up! 

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Recipe: Cranberry Eggnog Scones

Recipe: Cranberry Eggnog Scones

Today on Kelly and Company we talked about the post holiday aftermath left in our pantries and refrigerators. Dealing with the plethora of odds and ends of food occupying prime real estate in our refrigerators. Sharing with you a few ideas and recipes ….

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Recipe: Quick and Easy Mini Chickpea Patties and Tahini Sauce

Recipe: Quick and Easy Mini Chickpea Patties and Tahini Sauce

Happy Monday! Today was a whirl wind of a day. I've done so much but yet I feel like I haven't accomplished anything. With zero time to cook a full meal this is when my pre-made frozen meals come in handy.

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Recipe: Potato Cauliflower Leek Soup

Recipe: Potato Cauliflower Leek Soup

Let me begin by saying, I am THAT person. You know the one, who lives for every Fall Cliche. It's that time of year when Pumpkin Spice is sprinkled on everything.

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Recipe: Meal Prep - Rotisserie Chicken Salad Lunch Bowl

Recipe: Meal Prep - Rotisserie Chicken Salad Lunch Bowl

We’re all guilty of saying “I’m so busy” at least once a day. Has this become the new normal?  Have these three words become the scapegoat of 2017?

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Recipe: One Pan Cajun Chicken And Sweet Potatoes

Recipe: One Pan Cajun Chicken And Sweet Potatoes

Get ready to enjoy this quick and easy Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potato dinner. A complete meal made in one pan and ready in 40 minutes. Not a carnivore? Fish not your thing? Go ahead and sprinkle some of this seasoning on a fresh Portobello mushroom and grill. 

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Recipe: Sautéed Asparagus and Peas

Recipe: Sautéed Asparagus and Peas

Music continues to surround my kitchen as Neneh Cherry fades Rihanna "werks" her way into the room with "PEAS" Don't Stop The Music. I belt out lyrics that only I understand and continue to prepare what I've decided will be a Sautéed Asparagus and Peas side dish. 

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Recipe: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Recipe: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad because ...... why not? This dish had me at Pasta.

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Rant: What is Homegrown CSA and what does this mean for Toronto?

Rant: What is Homegrown CSA and what does this mean for Toronto?

I stumbled across Homegrown CSA on social media and instantly became intrigued with it's concept. Finding myself searching for more

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Recipe: Spinach Basil Pesto Chicken Burgers

Sunday's Meal Prep was today's lunch. While cooking this meal I learned a very important lesson.

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Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges. Enough said 😄👌

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients
2-3 pounds sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley
¼ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions
Preheat the oven to 450°F
Clean the potatoes and slice the sweet potato into even wedges an place in a large bowl.
Pour the olive oil and spices over the sweet potato wedges. Use your hands to coat the sweet potatoes with the olive oil and spices.
Pour the seasoned sweet potatoes onto a rimmed cookie sheet and place in the oven for 20 minutes, take them out of the oven and flip them, place them back in the oven and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes.
NOTE: The baking time will vary depending on how big your wedges are. If you want them crispier, just bake them for a few minutes longer.

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Sautéed Asparagus and Peas

Spring has sprung and so have these veggies. Straight from the fridge right into this pan.

Sautéed Asparagus and Peas
Servings: 4
Total Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bunch asparagus spears, ends trimmed, cut into 1-½-inch pieces on a diagonal
1 cup thawed frozen peas
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
Heat the olive oil in a medium to large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, 4-5 minutes.
Add the asparagus, ¼ teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently trying not to burn the shallots, for about 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Add the peas and cook about one minute more until the peas are warmed through. Add a little more salt and pepper if needed and serve.

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