Monday, July 22, 2013

Mashed Turnips and a Motorcycle

Have you ever eaten a turnip? Or is it just ME that has never tasted one until last year?!
I had seen them in the grocery store dozens of times - thought they were pretty, but
totally applied the stereotype that was pounded into my head by every other children's
book growing up that TURNIPS ARE GROSS! My loss.

If a radish and potato had a baby... they would name it "Turnip."
A tad bitter with sweet, earthy undertones - the turnip is full of surprises!
Ok, somebody has been watching too much Food Network. Ahem.

I'm here today as an advocate for the root vegetable that gets a bad rap.
Please go try my little recipe for mashed turnips then come back and tell me
you don't like them to my face. That's a dare. I'm willing to risk it!
Because I think you'll like 'em!


| Mashed Turnips |

Boil in water until VERY SOFT -

To serve 4 as a side dish I used...
2 medium red potatoes
2 medium turnips
1 large sweet potato

Drain water. Use electric beater to "mash" all veggies together.
Add 2 tbls. of Earth Balance (vegan) or your favorite butter,
a splash of almond milk (vegan) or other preferred milk,
and sea salt and black pepper to taste.

With a spoon, mix in 3 finely chopped scallions (green parts included)
and 2 tbls. fresh, chopped basil. Serve. Enjoy. And if this is your first time
trying turnips, try not to be too upset that you've been missing out!


"Eat your turnips and you can go on a motorcycle ride..."

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  1. Let your boys have a small, raw chunk of the turnip before you cook them. We looved that part as kids!! Xo caroline

    1. i'll have to try that! i'm curious to see if they would like them raw!!! thanks for the tip, Caroline!


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