Doreen Colondres, founder of cooking site La Cocina No Muerde, had no idea her passion for food would take her so far, so fast. Starting out as a model and TV hostess, she did not know that she would eventually find herself traveling the world, visiting the best chefs and eating the best food they had to offer. Since launching La Cocina No Muerde just a few months ago, the beautiful boricua hasn't looked back, traveling to NYC for the Food Network's food & Wine Festival and interviewing superstar chefs like Rocco Dispirito.
When we asked her why she decided to start up La Cocina No Muerde she told us, "I really wanted to share my passion with people. Also, the kitchen is not scary. A lot of women are intimidated and think that it's hard to get in there and cook a delicious meal for their families, but it's not!" Doreen prefers to see her time in the kitchen as a kind of therapy, "It's free time for yourself in the kitchen, it's almost like meditation."
Below, Doreen shows us how to make cauliflower puree, a quick, easy and healthy alternative to high-carbohydrate side dishes like mashed potatoes.
1 head of cauliflower cut in small pieces
2 cups of milk
1 tbs. of unsalted butter
Salt to taste
A few drops of white truffle oil (optional)
• Take off the leafs of the cauliflower and then dice the florets in very small pieces.
• Rinse the cauliflower pieces with water and then pour the milk in a medium sauce pan until it covers the cauliflower.
• Boil for 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and tender.
• Strain the cauliflower and mix it in the blender with the butter and a little bit of the boiling milk until puree.
• Add the salt and a few drops of white truffle oil if for a wonderful grand finale!
You can find cauliflower everywhere and all year round. Its color can be yellowish white, green or purple, depending on its variety. It has a soft flavor and is even a little sweet sometimes. It has very few calories and is a great source of fiber, vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin B5, as well as other vitamins and minerals like potassium and iron.
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