This simple side dish is a great nutritive alternative to mashed potatoes, and a perfect way to serve cauliflower to kids. A member of the brassica family, cauliflower has been linked with cancer prevention, and provides detoxification and anti-inflammatory support to the body.
1 large head cauliflower, chopped into small florets (approximately 5 c.)
1/2 c. unflavored/unsweetened non-dairy milk of your choice
1/2 tsp. salt
Freshly ground pepper
Bring water to a boil in a pot that is large enough to hold a steaming basket (a pasta pot with a couple inches of water can also be used). Put cauliflower in a steaming basket, place it in your pot, and cook covered for 20 minutes (or until florets are very soft).
Carefully remove cauliflower, and place it into a bowl. Add the non-dairy milk, and then use an immersion blender to process the cauliflower to a creamy consistency. (You can also complete this step using a standard blender or food processor.) Stir in salt, and add pepper to taste.
Pairing suggestion: Top each serving with a spoonful of New Mexican Red Chile Sauce.