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Creamy Celeriac & Cauliflower Puree

1 celeriac (about 950g)
1/2 head of cauliflower (about 450g)
2 shallots peeled and halved
2 cloves of garlic peeled
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter or vegan butter
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
optional: a pinch of nutmeg


Prepare the vegetables: cut the celeriac into 4 pieces to quarter it. Peel it and cut into 2-inch cubes. Cut the cauliflower into florets.

Place the diced celeriac, cauliflower, shallots, garlic and salt in a large pot and cover with water.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. You can test doneness by using a knife, the celeriac should be soft.

Remove from heat and drain, discarding the cooking water.

Transfer to a food processor, add the butter, nutritional yeast, ground black pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Process for 3-5 minutes, or until you get a smooth purée. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed (I ended up adding about 1/2 tsp salt).

Serve immediately or reheat gently in a saucepan with some almond milk to prevent it from drying. You can also reheat it in a double boiler.

Celery purée will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.