February 13, 2013

Mashed Faux-tatoes {GAPS}

Posted in GAPS friendly, side tagged , , at 9:27 pm by Jordan

Potatoes, being so starchy, are not allowed in any form at any stage of the GAPS diet. This is quite the disappointment for certain members of our family. However, there are alternatives that actually appease them. One of these is mashed faux-tatoes – a dish that we enjoyed well before the GAPS diet, in fact. Mixed with real potatoes, no one even guesses the secret ingredient (that offers extra nutrients). Even without real potatoes, the faux variety is pretty convincing.

boiled cauliflower

The recipe is simple:
Boil a head of cauliflower without the stalks in stock.*
Put in food processor. (save stock for a soup base)
Blend to desired consistency.

*If not on the GAPS diet, you can steam it, which makes the finished product thicker. Then again, boiling in stock gives it a wonderful flavor…

faux-tatoes with green beans and boiled burger

The “butter” on top of the “potatoes” is actually ghee straight out of the fridge!

A future post will feature that burger in the background. Yes! A GAPS-legal burger!

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2 Comments »

  1. […] As promised, here is the GAPS burger recipe! These aren’t just burgers… […]

  2. […] with a vegetable (green beans, peas, zucchini, broccoli, etc.,.) in a casserole dish. Smooth some faux-tatoes on top. Add a little gee and […]


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