Purée of turnip w/ avocado & chick pea croquettes with broccoli from our garden.

Winter produce from Good Things Grow Here

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.


About richard

Natural whole food producer of nutritious vegetables and exquisite eggs. Farmer of 8 years M.S. Plant and Environmental Science, Clemson University BA Biology, CUNY
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