Cauliflower + Guacamole = Caulimole!


Since my daughter first starting eating solids, I have made all of her baby food. I thought it would be really time consuming, so I didn’t put any pressure on myself- I figured I’d give it a shot, and if it was just too much, Earth’s Best it would be. But it was surprisingly easy. I would make large batches of fruits and veggies in the food processor and then freeze them in ice cube trays. Once frozen, I’d pop them out, put them in a freezer bag labeled with the food and date, and I was set for a couple of weeks. But now that she has moved on to finger foods and more regular table food, I try to give her whatever we are eating whenever possible to avoid having to make the dreaded two meals. This recipe is something I threw together out of necessity (we are going out of town, and I needed to use up some veggies), and it actually turned out delicious.  This guacamole-cauliflower mash was a huge hit with my daughter- and I added some salt, garlic and jalapenos to a portion for my husband and I for a great side dish and/or chip dip!

1 head cauliflower

2 avocados

fresh cilantro

1 lime

And  for mom and dad’s portion:

1 tsp garlic

salt

2 tsp diced jalapenos

*Amounts for the last three ingredients can be adjusted depending on how much of the mixture is removed for the kiddos

Roughly chop the cauliflower and steam until tender. Put the cauliflower and avocados in a food processor and process until smooth. Add some fresh cilantro and the juice of one lime and process until mixed. Spoon out a portion of the mixture for your little one(s). Into the remaining mixture, add the garlic, salt and jalapenos and pulse until well-mixed. This recipe is great as a side dish with tacos or grilled chicken or delicious as a dip with tortilla chips.

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I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague. And trying to balance all of those roles at once can be utterly exhausting. Being the Type A control freak that I am, I try to run my life like a well-oiled machine. But sometimes the wheels get a bit squeaky (or just fly off completely, let's be honest). I have to slow down (yeah right, I know), give the different parts of my life a little tune-up and get back on the road.
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