Celeriac & Cauli Puree
It’s funny how as we get older we tend to get stuck in our ways about certain things. I think it has something to do with fear of change. Food tends to be one of those areas of our lives that get stuck and we don’t change. Our taste buds get used to certain flavours, we learn how to cook certain foods, we don’t want to introduce new food. And why would we bother? Carrots, peas and potatoes…that’s all we need. Right?
As a 30 something year old, I am at that age where I think its important to try new foods. Not just for my health, but because then I can teach my children to like it too. Pffft…I can hear my mother scoffing at that comment. Apparently I was a hard child to feed and there is some unwritten rule that karma will ensure however troublesome you were as kid, gets thrown back at you when you’re a parent. Well…don’t listen to mum, I think its all rumours. I was an angel! 🙂
Anyhoo…to follow in my quest to eat and find healthy foods, this here is my very first attempt at eating and cooking with celeriac (celery root). Yep, can you believe it?! A celeriac virgin! I decided to mix it with Cauliflower to make sure it wasn’t too overbearing for me and it turned out just amazing. Truly, I will never eat mash potato again.
Celeriac is a weird looking veggie. Kind of a head with a saggy mop of hair. It can also be eaten raw so you will no doubt see this veggie appear in one of my juices sometime soon.
- 1 Celeriac Root (tehehe...she said root)
- 1/2 Cauliflower
- 3 Garlic cloves (3 is strong. Only use 1 if you want to pick up after eating this)
- 2 TB Butter, grass-fed, organic
- 1 tsp of nutmeg
- Optional - 1TB raw milk or almond milk if you want to have it extra creamy
- Salt, to taste
- 1. Peel the celeriac root and dice
- 2. Wash and roughly chop the cauliflower
- 3. Place both into a steamer or a colander over a pot of boiling water and steam (5-7mins)
- 4. When both are soft, take off the heat and let the steam escape for a few minutes (steam = watery = unhappy customers)
- 5. Transfer into the food processor and mix
- 6. Turn around, touch your toes and smile (makes it taste better, I promise)
- 6. Add garlic and butter and nutmeg and blend again for 3-5 minutes or until creamy
- 7. Serve with a sprinkling of nutmeg and an old fashioned piece of parsley
- The trick to this dish, is using a food processor to mash the veggies for you. It makes it soooo much smoother.