Monday, April 25, 2011

"A fitness instructor's nightmare."

I love being a fitness instructor.

Hahaha, look at all the people staring at me.
I am so sad that I am teaching one more TurboKick class at the rec...ever. So sad. (Not represented in the above picture, obviously).

Today, the microphone died in the middle of the class. And I usually only allow one break during class. And my voice was not heard over the loud music. I tried hand motions but that's not very useful when there's punching and kicking involved. Awkward.

I have the coolest recipe for you today, so let's get to it.

Fauxtatoes. It's like mashed potatoes, but not made out of potatoes. What?!?! This will blow your mind. I wish I was the one who came up with this concept.

My lovely friend Pooja suggested I make this. You can thank her. :)


  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (olive oil-based, Vegenaise, etc)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (I used Smart Balance)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast

Steam the cauliflower and garlic.

After the cauliflower has become soft, transfer it along with the garlic to a food processor.

Process until finely chopped, and then add the mayo and butter.

Process until the mixture is smooth, and add the seasonings. I added the nutritional yeast for a more "cheesy" flavor--I really liked it!

This is just crazy. It tastes exactly like mashed potatoes.

And it looks like mashed potatoes! And this takes about 10 minutes to make. This recipe = win. 

By the way...beets were on sale at the store. I am so excited for this week.


Heather said...

Yum!! I've been wanting to try this! Hope you can find a new class to teach!

Sheila said...

this is brilliant!! i'm going to get cauliflower first thing tomorrow. congrats on defending your thesis tulika!!

Tulika said...

Thank you :) I knew you'd love this!! Let me know what you think!

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