>We’ve gotten creative with our menus since Amigo has been ordered off all dairy and onto a bland, somewhat low fat diet. We pulled out a holiday standard the other day: rootmash. It’s one of Husband’s specialties. He saw it on Food Network, made it, liked it, and now we offer it as an alternative to mashed potatoes every Thanksgiving. I made it the other day as an alternative to the ever-bland pastas and potatoes we’d been foisting on the teen, and it was easy enough to handle.
2 large carrots
1 small turnip
1 small parsnip
Boil vegetables. Drain. Add a small amount of water or milk. Mash. Season to taste. Voila!
There may be other tricks to it, but I’m a low-maintenance cook. I like to keep it simple. The only hint I can offer is this: start with the hardest veggies, gradually adding those with shorter boiling times.
I’ve suggested adding chives or green onions to the mix. Sour cream on top would be good (but not for the non-dairy Amigo). Husband will not, will not add any ingredients that are not roots!! I tease him a little, but I’ll respect his wishes. It is, after all, one of his specialty dishes.