The Mash Potato Imitator

by diana on April 2, 2015

in Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

Yes, doesn’t it look like mash potatoes?¬†

Lately I have seen a lot of great recipes using cauliflower now. Have you heard of cauliflower pizza crust? Cauliflower rice?

I was going to send you a chocolate recipe but I thought I would do something different, but if you want a great Healthy Raw Chocolate Bark Recipe CLICK HERE.

I have made this – cauliflower mash before it was really good. But – just a note. It can cause gas. I ate a huge amount and paid for it after. But it is such a fantastic alternative to potatoes which can be very heavy.


  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 clove garlic (grate it so it is fine) – this is optional and start with a little as you can always add more
  • 1/4 C chopped green onions
  • 1/4 C chopped parsley (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Steam the cauliflower until it is softer – but not mush. You can also boil it in a bit of water. Add cauliflower, garlic, onions, coconut oil, salt and pepper to food processor (or mash with potato masher in a bowl or pot). Add chopped parsley if using and stir to combine. Serve hot.


This Easter weekend can mean a lot of heavy eating and food but there are some great things you can add to your family dinners.

Make a huge salad and bring with you if you are invited to a friends or family members house. This way you do have some healthy food to it. And what I have noticed is that everyone loves salad. It is great to enjoy the fatty, comfort foods we only get a certain times of the year but if we also eat some healthy food with those heavy “comfort foods”.

Use coconut oil instead of butter on cooked veggies, potatoes, cauliflower mash.

Make veggies the largest portion of your plate.

Skip the bread during the meal.

If you are serving Brussell sprouts – try it with this Raw Cheeze Sauce – CLICK HERE for recipe. Seriously so good and no one will wonder what it “really is”. Also great of course on broccoli and cauliflower.

I myself will be eating a great dinner tomorrow night so remember – enjoy it. Don’t deprive yourself – just don’t drag Easter dinner (that type of eating) to an all week event.

Here is an idea for youthe days leading up to a holiday feast and the days after a holiday feast – eat really light and healthy. Have 2 green smoothies a day and get in a lot of salads and greens. That way you can really enjoy your holiday dinner because you know that you have been eating healthy and you will return to eating healthy after too.

Enjoy life. No need to be perfect all the time. Get rid of the “all or nothing” attitude. It doesn’t serve you and it doesn’t work.

Wishing you



With Love, Diana

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Crispy Cabbage Apple Slaw

  • 1 C chopped green cabbage
  • 1 C chopped purple cabbage
  • 2 smaller apples diced or slivered
  • 1/4 C pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds or walnuts)
  • 1/4 C slivered or shredded carrots
  • lemon juice

Place apples into a bowl – drizzle with lemon juice and stir. Then add remaining ingredients. Stir to mix and pour over some of the dressing.

Cabbage Slaw Dressing: (I give you another option for dressing below)

  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 inch peeled ginger root grated (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp orange juice (squeezed from orange) – or just use lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut aminos, Tamari or Braggs soy

Add ingredients to a small deep bowl and whisk until well mixed or pour into a small jar, add lid and shake to mix.

Coleslaw Dressing #2

  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut aminos, Tamari or Braggs soy
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 – 1/2 clove garlic (or use garlic powder if mixing by hand)
Add ingredients to small blender and blend or add to small, deep bowl and whisk until smooth.

This salad is light, crispy and tasty and is fast and simple to make. It stores in the fridge for about 4 days.

Be careful not to add too much dressing.

Wishing you,


With Love, Diana


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