As the weather is getting colder, we start to look for more hearty meals to keep us warm and satisfy our hunger. Hearty meals often come packed with carbs and grains, which is terribly frustrating for those that have sworn off carbs and gluten. However, there’s one vegetable that can give you the same satisfying texture or mashed potatoes and grains, and that magical vegetable is cauliflower!

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Cauliflower can also add a burst of color to your catering menu!

Faux carbs on the menu

Who knew that cauliflower would play such an important role in 21st-century cooking? With the low-carb, gluten-free diet trends still in full effect, cauliflower has proved to be the universal faux carb in the nutrition industry. Depending on how you prepare it, it can take on various textures and flavors, perfectly complementing your protein.

Cauliflower can replace carbs

Thick, creamy mashed potatoes are a staple on winter menus, but we all know that potatoes are public enemy number one when trying to eliminate carbs from your diet. Using cauliflower instead of potatoes will satisfy your mashed potato craving without the guilt.

The trick to a delicious cauliflower mash is adding plenty of salt, onion, garlic, and homemade chicken broth for extra flavor. Use real butter to saute the garlic and onions before adding the broth and the cauliflower. When it’s all mashed together, add some cheese for extra deliciousness. Hey, we said it was low-carb, not low-fat!

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We can easily make a low-carb version of our cilantro rice by using cauliflower instead.

Cauliflower can replace grains

Grated cauliflower is also an excellent substitute for white rice or couscous. You can steam, saute, fry, or roast the cauliflower to mimic any grainy texture to compliment the rest of your catering menu.

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We cater small businesses, large corporations, cafeterias, schools, churches, and more throughout the Philadelphia and Bucks County area. We can customize any menu to suit all dietary needs and restrictions, always using fresh ingredients to create delicious dishes. For gourmet dishes created specifically for your event, call DiAntonio’s and talk to one of our chefs. We’ll be delighted to cater your next breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

228 Krams Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Phone: (215) 969-0656

 

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