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Cannellini beans and garlic mash, a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes!

Wow, it’s first of June, the first day of the final half of the year. If you hadn’t started on your new year’s resolution (you know, that bit about eating healthier and stuff), well, guess what…..it’s a good time to start today.

For instance, instead of reaching out for some creamy & sinful mashed potatoes, how about trying out some creamy but not so sinful Cannellini bean mash? They are low in fat and packed full of fibres, iron, magnesium and folate.

Okay, I had to google that up but that’s beside the point.

# – Cannellini beans.

Also, I didn’t really plan on eating mashed potatoes replacement because I developed a sudden concern for health. I just happened to buy one too many cans of Cannellini beans which were on sale and I needed to eat them up before they expire.

Thank goodness, this attempt to finish up Cannellini beans is not a disaster like the previous time.

In fact, it turned out extremely well! Without further ado, lets start!

The ingredients:

  • 1 can of Cannellini beans, drained
  • 5 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of rosemary powder
  • 100 ml of milk or whipping cream (even chicken stock)
  • Salt and pepper

# – First, fry up the garlic slices till fragrant.

# – Then, dump in the drained beans and stir for a bit.

# – Add in a tablespoon of rosemary powder for flavour.

# – A sprinkling of salt and pepper for taste….

# – Followed by the liquid. I used cream which was honestly very naughty but you can substitute with milk or chicken stock. Using water is just downright depressing.

# – With a potato masher, mash the beans up. If you’ve got a hand blender, even better!

# – Serve as a delicious healthy side dish to grilled mustard pork chops.

So if you’re on a carb strike but is aching for some creamy mash, by all means try this out. Cannellini beans are virtually tasteless on their own so they absorb external flavours very well….certainly a great vehicle to deliver an awesomesauce gravy.

Minus the tedious tasks of peeling and boiling potatoes, I have a feeling I’m going to stock up more on Cannellini beans…..

Swear I just heard a grunt from the BF’s direction. Or was it a fart? LOL.

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