Fat adds flavor and Susie T. wants flavor, Fast Days and feast days! Find out how Susie adds bold flavor without a lot of fat to Fast Day (FD) Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes and find out why you’ll never miss mashed potatoes again. She’ll show you why alternate day fasting food and recipes are far from boring and you’ll learn why brown food tastes best!
I don’t know about you, but we want flavor! Bold flavor! The quickest way to ensure success when dieting is to not skimp on flavor. Doesn’t matter what diet we’re on; pick your favorite, or let’s use alternate day or every other day fasting. We want flavor in our diets. Flavor gives satisfaction, maybe that’s why so many diets fail? It’s partly why we prefer foods rich in fat…fat acts as a vehicle for flavor. In fact, you could say that fat drives the bus to Flavor Town! Get down, now!
Heck, maybe fat IS the bus to Flavor Town?
And one of the dirty little secrets of the food manufacturing world is that they know we jones for flavor on a daily basis. So during the low fat craze, the food-dudes ditched the fat and replaced their products with salt and sugar. Why? To replace the flavor. Get it? And we flocked in droves to buy their products. And we consumed. And consumed. And consumed. And 30 years later, we’re as fat as Cooter Brown! We love flavor! Take it away and we feel deprivation. Deprivation and diets don’t get along too well.
I know we just took the scenic tour, and it took a long time to get here, but we know successful, alternate day, intermittent fasting—or every other day fasting, relies on—no, it depends on, kicking boredom out the kitchen door in favor of the almighty flavor. Forget miserly, steamed veggies and poached fish…unless you dig that (and I will confess, that I like bland foods every now and then, just to switch things up)—then of course, get that steamer basket going! Fire it up! But the big dilemma has always been…where does the flavor come from? That’s especially true when we talk about calorie restriction. When you have such a limited calorie budget, where do you get the flavor using the biggest bang for the calorie buck? Fat costs 9 calories for every gram. That’s expensive.
More fat means less food volume, which could = Increased Hunger = Dissatisfaction/Deprivation.
Lower fat means more food volume, but less flavor, which could = Dissatisfaction/Deprivation.
Or does it? Can we have flavor without fat?
Brown food tastes best. (That’s the second biggest secret to flavor—the first secret, of course, is that fat is Flavah Flave.) We’re prepared to put this 2nd secret to the test. Make a batch of Smashed Fauxtatoes using steamed cauliflower (or microwaved). Then make a batch with our recipe for Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes. Then leave us a comment telling us which dish packs more flavor? We think we already know the answer, but please send us your love notes anyway. We love comments!
Roasting yields brown food, which yields caramelization, which yields…Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! You got it!
Roasting veggies of all kinds, but especially veggies such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, oh heck, never mind—so many!!! Roasting adds big time flavor to your meal without a lot of extra fat (just a bit spritzed on), no added sugar—just the natural sugars in the veg, and very little salt. But, big, big flavor. Plus, it’s dead easy, quick, painless and takes less time than ordering from the pizza guy.
Hope you will try our recipe. Let us know how you like it and don’t forget, sharing is caring! Share our recipes. And if you want to see what we do with Roasted Smashed Fauxtatoes with full-frontal-fat…breeze on over to Fluffy Chix Cook to see what the full fat recipe looks like…psttttt, you can’t tell from looking and you almost can’t tell from tasting! Enjoy…
Here’s a little slide Roasted Smashed Cauliflower food porn for your viewing pleasure!
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