You can't leave mashed potatoes out of a holiday meal - but you can leave potatoes out of the mash for a raw vegan treat.
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 gloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
Grind pine nuts in food processor until fine.
Add cauliflower and process until fine.
Pour in 3/4 of the olive oil and process. Continue adding oil until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle with thyme.