Friday, September 14, 2012

Roast with Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

As Promised, here is what we had for dinner last night :)

So here is the deal. My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago. So we have basically been eating a carb free diet for some time now. However, 6 months ago, an amazing doctor that took the time to get to know him did some testing and actually concluded that he was in fact type 1. She basically took one look at him and said, there is no way you have type 2 Diabetes. Mind you, my husband was as skinny as a stick and she could tell his body just wasn't producing any insulin. When we first got the news we were bummed. When we got the news the second time, we were even more bummed because this meant insulin shots and no one likes to take shots, let alone 3+ times a day. With that said, we still try to maintain a pretty carb free diet. Insulin is a tricky little booger and taking a ton of it just to eat pizza and sweets all the time just isn't his idea of staying healthy. Thus the reason why most of the meals I make are fairly healthy and mostly free of carbs. So you got the run down of why we eat what we eat and now I shall give you the recipe! I have tried a ton of roast recipes and this one is by far the best! It is so full of flavor! Since we haven't had potatoes in years, the mashed cauliflower truly is the next best thing. I love them! ENJOY!


Elk Roast

1 packet dry buttermilk ranch
1 packet dry zesty italian dressing
1 packet dry brown gravy
3+ pounds roast (we used Elk because it's so lean and my husband happens to hunt)

1. Mix all 3 packets with 1/2-1 cup water (your preference, I use a half)
2. Pour over roast in crockpot, cook on low 6-8 hours.
Note: when the roast is finished we use the sauce to dip the roast in, it is de-licious.

Mashed Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower
sour cream
garlic salt
butter (all to taste)

1. Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces.
2. Boil in water for about 10 minutes, make sure its really soft before you take it out.
3.Get rid of all the water. Pat dry as much as possible with paper towels.
4. Stir in a bowl (you can use a mixer if you don't like chunks) with your favorite mashed potato toppings to taste.

With love,

I found the roast recipe at and the mashed cauliflower at

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