As a fan of someone who loves crunchy, savory foods being on a liquid, soft foods diet has been an absolute nightmare. The pain of having my wisdom teeth extracted is nothing compared to the pain of not being able to crunch down on a salty snack while Tony munches on in front of me.
At first I celebrated with a diet of pudding and ice cream but after a few days I wanted substances and something healthier. People recommended mashed potatoes as something I can eat while my jaw and gums heal. However, I really missed the green stuff.. the vegetables, so I decided to try to integrate them into this recipe. I’m sure the concept is nothing new but here’s my take on a healthy and super easy mashed vegetable potatoes
Prep Time – 5 Minutes Cook Time – 30 Minutes Total Time – 35 Minutes
About 8 Servings
3 russet potatoes
2 Organic Carrots
1/2 Cup Frozen Cauliflower Florets
1/2 Cup Frozen Broccoli Florets
1 tablespoon of butter
1. Peel potatoes and carrots, put into a giant pot with water and garlic salt that fully covers potatoes and carrots. Wait until water boils and then simmer 15 minutes
2. After 15 minutes of simmering add the defrosted cauliflower and broccoli. Return to boiling and then simmer 10 more minutes.
3. Add a tablespoon of butter and mash! I use an old school manual masher.
4. Add some oregano, pepper and serve
These ended up being great because it was easy to make, didn’t require anything I didn’t already have in the house and used minimum amount of kitchen devices. Food processors are great and all but cleaning them is a pain and I hate cleaning so manual mashing is the compromise.