Meatloaf and Mashed Faux Tatoes (AKA Cauliflower)

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meatloaf and mashed cauliflower

Meatloaf!

It took a couple days but I finished off the tequila lime chicken from last week and I decided to switch to a beef recipe. This being Texas and all, it’s only fitting. Meatloaf was the logical choice for me since it was fast and easy.

Don’t forget my recipes are all about the fast and easy. Some may take a while to cook, but that gives you time to do something else while dinner is in progress without you. I tossed the meatloaf together and walked Thing Two while it was in the oven. Multitask dinner making!

Dinner consisted of meatloaf with roasted tomato sauce, garlic mashed cauliflower, orange pepper slices, grilled romaine lettuce heads, and grilled nectarines for dessert. I baked the meatloaf and while it cooled enough to eat, I tossed the lettuce and nectarines under the broiler for a couple minutes.

Meatloaf

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop the onion into small pieces. Mix beef, onion, garlic, and almond flour until blended well. Press into a loaf pan (the kind you would bake bread in). I covered the entire bottom of the pan. The meatloaf will be thin after pressed out. Pour the tomato sauce evenly on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. I sliced it into 4 equal pieces.

Mashed Cauliflower

mashed cauliflower

Mashed Faux Tatoes!

This recipe is a little more generic since I wasn’t sure what I was doing and I forgot to measure everything. If you’ve made mashed potatoes, approximate the amounts of liquids you would use for that. Cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces. Mine were about the size that you would get in a bag of frozen cauliflower. (Note: You could probably use the bag of frozen cauliflower instead. ;-))

Steam the cauliflower either in a steamer on the stove or in the microwave. When it’s soft enough, mash the cauliflower with about 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of coconut milk. You can also use regular milk, almond milk, cream, etc instead of coconut milk. I used my Magic Bullet but a blender, handheld blender, or food processor works too. Add garlic salt to taste. It’s done when it looks like mashed potatoes. Serves about 4 people.

So there is my latest healthy creation. Completely grain and dairy free for our house. Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you change it up, leave a comment. I love new recipe variations and ideas!

Happy weekend. Today is our first hot yoga class. Hope I’m bendable enough after leg day yesterday.

 

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