Meatless Monday – Chicken Fried Cauliflower ‘Steaks’ and Creamy Mash

In this crazy time of sheltering in space, keeping social distance and quickly emptying grocery store shelves, its hard to plan meals or have even food available to cook. Last night my husband took one for the team and went to a grocery store where bulk supplies were gone but there was plenty of produce. So obviously veggies are not in the same disaster category as toilet paper. He came home with three kinds of cauliflower. Sometimes you just have to go with what you can get. Here is a recipe in which cauliflower is both the main dish and the side dish and the recipes use just a few ingredients that hopefully are still in your pantry…and it’s delicious! Hang in there. We’ll get through this. xo-Joyce

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20170730_124206Here’s a vegetarian or vegan twist on the classic comfort food, Chicken Fried Steak, nestled on a bed of creamy mash.  This version has all the yummy flavor with none of the guilt, perfect for your summer barbecue or picnic. Cauliflower, the chameleon of veggies, makes a great couple of center cut ‘steaks’ while the rest is pureed into a silky, creamy cauliflower mash. This recipe makes use of the whole head of cauliflower and requires very few other ingredients, other than spices that you probably already have in your pantry. Now you can make a healthier, lower fat and meat free version of this popular dish.  Its an easy and surprisingly satisfying meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes. You just might lick the plate clean…

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This recipe serves two adults if prepared as directed but can easily be doubled.  The head of cauliflower is cut in half and two thick planks are cut from…

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