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Recipe Essentials: Mashes

by in Healthy Recipes, November 7, 2011
mashed potatoes
Alton Brown's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving is around the corner. Fun mash ingredients like potatoes, parsnips, acorn squash, carrots, turnips are all in season. Now’s the time to practice your mashes!

Mash Basics
A mash is usually made from vegetables, a touch of liquid like milk or butter, and seasonings. Once you get the hang of it, you can mix and match your favorite veggies and flavors.

The first step is to choose the veggie or veggies to mash. Once you do so, wash, peel, and trim them. Cut into uniform sized pieces so they’re evenly cooked. Be sure the pieces aren’t too small, or they end up absorbing too much water resulting in a runny mash.

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Put These On Your Plate: 10 Holiday Must-Haves

by in Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, November 24, 2009

Herbed Butter Parsnips
There’s no lack of choices at Thanksgiving, but certain seasonal foods should take top priority. If you’re going to indulge, why not fill up on the flavor-filled, good-for-you stuff? Here’s our top 10 picks for your plate.

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Weekly Bits: Thanksgiving Prep

by in Uncategorized, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving is just a few days away! This week’s list of reader comments has two Turkey Day favorites — mashed potatoes and gravy — covered. Plus, an idea for the vegetarians and vegans. How are you keeping the holiday healthy?

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Parsnips 5 Ways

by in Uncategorized, November 17, 2009

Roasted Carrots & Parsnips
They might look like pale versions of carrots, but these root veggies have a flavor all their own. Here are five recipes to help you get better acquainted with this intriguing fall veggie.

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In Season: Parsnips

by in In Season, March 24, 2009


Every time I buy parsnips at my local market, the checkout person asks, “What’s that?” Parsnips are underappreciated and foreign to some, but they’re a flavorful option for soups, stews and side dishes.

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