Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips Recipe


Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips Recipe

While mashed potatoes are a great standard side to a wide variety of dishes sometimes you need a little something to jazz them up.   Kick up boring old mashed potatoes with a deliciously spicy root vegetable you may have never tried before- Parsnips.

They resemble a white carrot on steroids, and have a peppery and earthy flavor similar to radishes, they also provide a healthy dose of fiber and potassium. One of my favorite ways to reduce fat while keeping the creaminess and flavor of sour cream is to replace it with plain nonfat Greek Yogurt.

Another way to add richness without fat is to substitute Olive oil for butter in your recipe.  Give this recipe a try if plain mashed potatoeses and rice need a shake up as your go-to side dishes.  The parsnips can be boiled in the same pan as your potatoes and mashed right alongside as well.

 

Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips Recipe

Ingredients:

5 medium sized Russet potatoes

1-2 Parsnips

½ cup Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup low sodium chicken stock

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Peel and chop potatoes.

Peel and chop parsnip(s).

Fill a large pan with water, potatoes, and parsnips.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Reduce heat, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.

Drain water from vegetables using a colander.

Add remaining ingredients to potatoes and parsnips.

Mix with a hand beater or table top mixer until smooth and well combined.

And check out this Easy Rosemary Chicken to go with it!

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Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips
Author: 
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
 
Delicious and flavorful mashed potatoes with parsnips.
Ingredients
  • 5 medium sized Russet potatoes
  • 1-2 Parsnips
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken stock
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop potatoes.
  2. Peel and chop parsnip(s).
  3. Fill a large pan with water, potatoes, and parsnips.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  6. Drain water from vegetables using a colander.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to potatoes and parsnips.
  8. Mix with a hand beater or table top mixer until smooth and well combined.

 

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Non-Alcoholic Mojito Recipe- Refreshing Mint ‘n Cucumber!




Non-Alcoholic Mojito Recipe

This is your “go-to” drink for your next neighborhood BBQ!  There is only one word that best describes this mocktail = REFRESHING! Perfect to sip by the beach, pool, or in your own backyard.  Grab your favorite book and the suntan lotion, you’re in for a relaxing day in the sunshine.

Ingredients:

1 lime, quartered

2 sprigs fresh mint leaves

1 tablespoon white sugar

2 slices cucumber

6 cubes ice, or as needed

4 oz club soda

Directions:

Squeeze the lime quarters into a highball glass, and drop the limes into the glass.

Add the mint leaves and sugar.

Muddle well with the back of a spoon or muddler.

Place the cucumber slices into the glass, and fill with ice cubes.

Top off with club soda, stir and serve!  Feel free to add a lime wedge, cucumber slice, or umbrella for garnish!

Recipe derived from: AllRecipes.com

 

Refreshing Mint 'n Cucumber Mojito
Author: 
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 6 cubes ice, or as needed
  • 4 oz club soda
Instructions
  1. Squeeze the lime quarters into a highball glass, and drop the limes into the glass.
  2. Add the mint leaves and sugar.
  3. Muddle well with the back of a spoon or muddler.
  4. Place the cucumber slices into the glass, and fill with ice cubes.
  5. Top off with club soda, stir and serve! Feel free to add a lime wedge, cucumber slice, or umbrella for garnish!

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Easy Rosemary Chicken

Easy Rosemary Chicken

Flavorful, and healthy this Easy Rosemary Chicken is also simple and quick to prepare while remaining an inexpensive choice as well. It is a great dish for a busy weeknight but pretty enough to serve for a leisurely Sunday dinner.  Delicious Rosemary Chicken pairs well with wild rice, and asparagus for a healthy, filling meal.  The chicken stays moist and tender while Rosemary adds a sweet aromatic flavor.   Make extra and dice up  the chicken to top salads, use it for chicken and yellow rice, or make chicken salad, or mix into pasta salad. 

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves crushed garlic

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. Dried Rosemary

Salt and pepper to season.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Coat a cast iron or other oven safe skillet with olive oil.

Lay chicken breasts flat in skillet.

In a small bowl whisk; olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and rosemary until thoroughly combined.

Easy Rosemary Chicken

Brush oil mixture over chicken breasts to coat well.

Optional- top  each piece with a fresh sprig of Rosemary to infuse extra flavor and it also makes for a pretty dish.

Easy Rosemary Chicken

Bake for 30 minutes until cooked throughout.

And be sure to check out the 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies!

 

Easy Rosemary Chicken
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dried Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to season.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Oil a cast iron or other oven safe skillet with olive oil.
  3. Lay chicken breasts in skillet.
  4. In a small bowl whisk; olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and rosemary.
  5. Brush oil mixture over chicken breasts.
  6. Optional- top with a fresh sprig of Rosemary.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

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Easy Mojito Recipe: Grapefruit Mock Mojito



Easy Mojito Recipe

This is such a fun spin on a traditional mojito, but with a little extra color and flavor!

This is the perfect beverage if you’re in the mood for something refreshing – without the alcohol.  Add to your next bridal shower, engagement party, baby shower, dinner party, backyard BBQ or serve up on a tray as a wedding signature drink.  The grapefruit mock mojito is also easy to make, looks beautiful in a clear glass and is easy on the budget.  Serve up something fancy at your next event and make this drink the talk of the party!

Ingredients:

3 teaspoons granulated sugar

5 mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

Lime (cut into wedges)

Ruby-red grapefruit juice

Club soda/seltzer

Ice cubes

Preparation:

Place lime wedges in bottom of glass, add sugar and mint.

Muddle together.

Add ice cubes.

Add half glass of grapefruit juice and remaining glass club soda/seltzer to top glass.

Mix together and serve with sprig of mint!

Grapefruit Mock Mojito
Author: 
Recipe type: Beverage
 
Mock Mojito Recipe With Grapefruit
Ingredients
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 5 mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • Lime (cut into wedges)
  • Ruby-red grapefruit juice
  • Club soda/seltzer
  • Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place lime wedges in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add sugar and mint.
  3. Muddle together.
  4. Add ice cubes.
  5. Add half glass of grapefruit juice and remaining glass club soda/seltzer to top glass. Mix together and serve with sprig of mint!

 

 

Recipe derived from: Martha Stewart

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Valentine’s Dinner Recipes

Valentine’s Dinner Recipes

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s dinner recipes for your sweetheart? Here are some of my favorites – from drinks to appetizers and entrees to desserts.  Those little touches can make a big difference in setting the mood for a romantic meal.  Here’s hoping your February 14th is extra sweet this year!

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 Valentine's Dinner Recipes

Rasmopolitan

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Agave Kiss Martini

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Easy No-Bake Fruit and Nut Clusters

 Fruit and Nut Clusters

A perfect pick me up substitute for cookies, these Fruit and Nut Clusters are a delicious alternative to less healthy snacks.  Customize them to your liking by changing up the fruit and nuts- my favorite combo is walnuts and dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips with chopped dried strawberries.  Sub in a different nut butter for peanut butter if you prefer. 

These are great for an on the go snack or an occasional quick breakfast. The kids love them , I leave out the nuts for theirs, and I feel less guilty about giving them these than a chocolate chip cookie.   Flaxseed provides you with a healthy does of Omega 3’s and fiber, while the oatmeal adds fiber and iron.  If you use local,  raw, unprocessed honey you can add the benefit of building your immunity to local pollens.

Protein Bites Ingredients

Ingredients:

¾ cup any combination of nuts, chocolate chips and dried fruit

½ cup Peanut Butter

½ cup unsweetened flake Coconut

1 cup quick cook oats

¼ cup Honey

1-2 Tbsp. ground Flaxseed

Directions 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.

Cover, and place in refrigerator for an hour up to the next day.

Remove from refrigerator and roll into balls of about 1” diameter.

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 dozen.

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Easy No-Bake Fruit and Nut Protein Bites
Author: 
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup any combination of nuts, chocolate chips and dried fruit
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened flake Coconut
  • 1 cup quick cook oats
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. ground Flaxseed
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Cover, and place in refrigerator for an hour up to the next day.
  3. Remove from refrigerator and roll into balls of about 1” diameter.
  4. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
  5. Makes about 2 dozen.

 

 

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Easy Chicken Recipes


Looking for some Easy Chicken Recipes to spice up that boring chicken routine? Break out of the ‘baked chicken’ or ‘chicken taco’ monotony and try any of these simple and easy recipes – sure to get you fired up during these cold winter months ahead!

Chicken for Lunch

Chicken Hummus Wraps

Chicken Hummus Wrap

Easy Chicken Recipes

Margarita Chicken Skewers

Chicken for Dinner

Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Easy Chicken Recipes

Chicken with Apricots

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Soups

Easy Chicken Recipes

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Chickpea Chicken Noodle Soup

Chickpea Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Chicken Recipes

Quick Chicken and Corn Chowder

Crock Pot Chicken

Easy Chicken Recipes

Chicken and Dumplings

Slower Curried Chicken

Slow Cooker Curried Chicken w/ Ginger

If you are looking to make these Easy Chicken Recipes at a discount one great way to save it to buy meat in bulk.  I get all my chicken from Zaycon Foods and they deliver to all 48 lower states!  They sell chicken at significant discounts- it’s so easy to plan your meals with 40 pounds of chicken in your freezer.

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