June 30, 2014

Paleo Parsnip Mash (Paleo, GAPS, Gluten Free, Sides)

Happy Monday everyone. I realize the title of this one isn't that exciting. I couldn't think of anything clever! If you have any suggestions please let me know. I am willing to change it!

Did you notice anything different about the photos of this recipe? I sure hope so! These were taken with my brand new fancy camera. Yep I think I can officially call myself a blogger now… maybe… I don't really like that term very much I must admit.

Now I am still getting used to this new beast but already I am so happy with the photos I have taken. So much more detailed and crisp looking! Now unfortunately I still have a bunch of recipes left that I had already photographed with my old camera so you will have to put up with those for a while longer… sorry.

Now I know that most of you will already be familiar with paleo 'faux' potatoes using mashed cauliflower. Well this is an extension of that delicious recipe, but made even better (in my humble and unbiased opinion) by the addition of parsnips! These make a great side dish for almost any dinner, or are delicious eaten alone.

Please let me know what you think of this one!

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1 small head organic cauliflower, chopped into large pieces
2 large organic parsnips (or 3 small ones), diced
2 TBSP coconut oil (this kind is my favourite) 
Sea salt to taste (I use this brand
Optional Spices: paprika, cinnamon or ground pepper 


1. Steam chopped cauliflower and parsnips until soft (about 30 minutes) - alternatively you could place a small amount of water in a large pot (think 1-2 cm) and boil for the same time until soft 
2. Remove from heat and place the vegetables in a large glass or ceramic bowl
3. Add coconut oil and sea salt and optional spices if using them 
4. Using your submersion blender puree the vegetables until you have a smooth consistency
5. Serve and enjoy!

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Have a great week everyone! Let me know what you think of this dish if you make it! 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Valerie! Please let me know what you think once you make it. I love getting feedback!