Thursday, January 29, 2015

Food inspiration - Mashed parsnip

Time for a food post...

... so here we have mashed parsnip which I mashed together with carrots and potatoes. Then we have lambs lettuce and fried mushrooms with fried onions and garlic. Yummy, easy and healthy of course!

How to make this?

Its easy:
Cook (or steam-cook) the parsnip, the carrots and the potatoes (you can make 3/3 of each, or if you prefer you can also add more potatoes than parsnip, like that it will be less sweet - since both carrots and parsnips are sweet!) and mash the three veggies with some salt, mustard, black pepper and nutmeg. 

Fry the mushrooms together with small pieces of onion and some garlic and add salt and pepper. I used this as my salad dressing, but feel free to make a extra dressing for your salad if you feel like it!

And why is this good for you? 

First of all its good for the environment, because parsnip, carrots and potatoes are veggies which you can easily get in Winter without having them travel around the globe (talking from a German standpoint). 

And they are healthy for your body:

Parnships have plenty of antioxidants, they have an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer function and they are filled with lots of vitamins, like vitamin C, B, K and E. Last but not least they are a healthy source for iron, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese and phosphorus. Great or what? 

Carrots are mainly known for their high level of vitamin A, but they also provide vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium. In smaller amounts, carrots also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc. So you can tell its a healthy little orange thing to eat!

Potatoes are often undervalued... we eat them so often that we do not even think about how good they are for our health! Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. They have actually more vitamin C than many fruits!

Now, imagine how your body will be feasting when you put these three veggies together in one yummy purree :) 



  1. I don't think I've ever had a parsnip! I definitely need to try one now! This looks so yummy! To answer your question from my blog, I actually work in the medical field! So I'm in scrubs all day! :( that's one of the reasons I started my blog so I could express my fashion obsession! It would be my dream to work in the fashion industry!

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  2. This is such a fun recipe! Great images also. Happy Friday dear! :)

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  3. Wow, that is looking so yummy and healthy, I love every ingredient:) thats true, potatoes are underrated as a healthy vegatable, good we eat a lot of them in Poland:)) have a nice evening:)

  4. This sounds amazing! Would love to try it :)

  5. Wow amazing food

  6. Looks so yummy. ^^
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  7. Sieht super-lecker aus, den Brei aus der Gemüse-Mischung muss ich auch mal probieren!


  8. Yum! This looks so good and unique! Love your blog!
    -Katelyn from "A Slice of Kate" (new lifestyle blog!)


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