It has been a mild winter this year so far and favorable for all fall/winter produce. Its a good time to experiment with vegetables that one overlooks in the warmer seasons of the year. Turnips are under rated . With a low glycemic index of 2 (boiled) they are ripe for those who are looking for a mashed potato (glycemic index 16) alternative. In tandem with a no-oil/fat diet from butter or vegetable oils the addition of a quarter of an avocado (a whole food fat source) can be a tasty substitute. Also, they are a good source of calcium, iron and vitamin C.
Broccoli has done well this year. I am still harvesting medium size crowns and lots of reoccurring florets. Steamed or blanched broccoli is always a welcomed side dish. Try blanching them in water and a pinch of vegetable stock.
P.S. Yes, I prepared the above pictured dish.