Vegetable of the Week: Turnips

Turnips

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Turnips – Try them, you’ll like them!

This week I decided to try turnips. Now that I’m all grown up I have enjoyed trying out new vegetables and in general I have been pleasantly surprised. I was a little unsure about the turnip experiment though. I can’t remember ever tasting them but my husband always said he didn’t like them. I bought them anyway on a whim and began to search Pinterest for recipes. I found a very simple recipe and started peeling and chopping. It turns out that my husband couldn’t really remember what they tasted like. He just remembered not liking them as a child. He thinks he only had them boiled so I decided to roast them.  I peeled and roasted the turnips and chopped them up into 1″ cubes. I added some cauliflower florets and drizzled them with avocado oil. I sprinkled them with salt, pepper and paprika and roasted them on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for about 35 minutes.  I thought they were delicious – very mild. My hubby decided he really did like turnips after all.

For more of our vegetable adventures you can read my other posts: Rutabagas, Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables ,Parsnips, How to Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables, Parmesan Vegetable Bake.

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