The Good Root

Another cold weekend in Boston with a bit of snow had me back to making a large pot of soup and switching up my daily juice routine.

I have been obsessed with Parsnips since I first cooked with them almost a year ago.  I had no idea this colorless relative of the carrot family could be so full of flavor!!  You don’t need to add much to them for a great tasting recipe.  Parsnips have several nutritional benefits as well;  they are rich in phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals & fiber.

I made a parsnip soup for a dinner party and have since made it many times to have at home, or recently I hosted a cocktail party and served it in mini lion’s head soup tureen’s {it was a hit with my guests!!}.

It is a Martha Stewart recipe and if you substitute the butter for olive oil and the cream with almond milk, it is 100% vegan which is how I chose to make it.

Just a few simple healthy ingredients, you can see the full recipe here.  Don’t skip the almonds on top, they add a lovely crunch to this amazingly creamy and flavorful bowl of warm loveliness.

Additionally, this weekend I came across a recipe that really had me going out to get parsnips.  I try to have a green juice once a day, but with the dullness of winter, I am finding that I could go for a change in my juice routine.  When I came across this recipe by Julie Morris, author of Superfood Kitchen which I blogged about in a recent post, I knew I had to try it and let me tell you, it was delicious.

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I had no idea you could juice parsnips and mixed with apples, ginger and a dash of nutmeg, made it a really wonderful winter juice option  At first sip, I thought it tasted like a piña colada {wishful thinking perhaps??}, with a bit of a pineapple flavor but after a few sips, I realized it tasted like exactly what it was, the combination of apples, ginger, parsnip & nutmeg – divine.  I made it again this morning!!  You can get the recipe here.

Do you have a favorite parsnip recipe?  If you try either one of these, I would love to know what you think of them.

Wishing you a great week ahead and all the best for a happy Monday!

~Emmanuelle

About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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One Response to The Good Root

  1. Christiane says:

    It looks delicious Emmanuelle.I think that i will go to the grocery store and pick up the ingredients for the soup.
    The presentation is beautiful also.
    Thank you for always having such great ideas.

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