Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Adventures in Cooking

I have decided to attempt a blog to record my experiments in the kitchen.  I have recently (in the past 6 months or so) made some changes to my diet and am cooking a bit differently.  Therefore...I have many experiments.  I want to record my attempts, recipes & ideas and have a place to come back to when I want to be reminded of things I loved!  So here we go!

Tonight we tried something new.  I am going to call it Broccoli "Rice" Casserole.  We have been making what I call "Mash" for quite some time.  Many people have versions of faux potatoes made with cauliflower.  I just call my version "Mash" and I make with steamed cauliflower, neufchatel or cream cheese, butter, salt & pepper.  Tonight we decided to try using a frozen bag of broccoli and cauliflower to make "Mash".  When the vegetables felt tender with a fork I did my normal thing and mashed up the vegetables using a hand potato-masher and put in the butter, cream cheese, salt & pepper.  The broccoli (stems mostly) didn't turn out very creamy but it seemed to look like Broccoli Rice Casserole.  So I tasted it and thought it had a similar texture too.  I added a little shredded cheddar to finish off that idea and Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Boop - Broccoli "Rice" Casserole.  

As I blog I will work on adding actual recipes & getting better at taking photos!
This picture is just taken with my phone...sorry about the quality.  Indian-spiced grilled chicken, Broccoli "Rice" Casserole & Fried Cabbage.
Broccoli "Rice" Casserole Recipe (or as close as I can estimate it to be)
1 bag frozen broccoli & cauliflower
2 oz cream cheese or neufchatel cheese
3 T butter
1/3-1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Steam vegetables till tender.  Drain any water left in the vegetables.  Add butter & cream cheese to vegetables & mash together with potato masher.  Add salt & pepper to taste & sprinkle in cheese.  Stir it all together and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I like you new blog! I've been having fun with cooking lately and I'll enjoy following your cooking adventures! Thanks for inviting me.