I need time savers for practically everything in my life right now. At work, I rely on magic pivot tables, having two monitors to reduce going back and forth between applications, and many reports that arrive straight to my inbox. For the blog, I use a dictation application and try to talk my way into posts while stuck in traffic. In the kitchen, I keep canned beans, seafood, and tomatoes in the pantry and frozen vegetables in the freezer. There’s almost always something thawing in the refrigerator while I’m out in the office. I have been hearing about more things that can be precooked and stored in the refrigerator like potatoes and grains. This mashed cauliflower and white beans recipe came out one of those ‘it’s 8pm – what do I do?” moments. It was inspired by more elaborate recipes that combine these two ingredients.
The beauty of this version is that it uses canned cannellini beans and frozen cauliflower. If there are some convenience foods I readily embrace, it is canned beans and frozen vegetables. This mash can also be used in many different dishes: eaten straight as a side dish, as a stuffing for tortillas with other vegetables, and as a dip with pita chips.