Sunday, August 10, 2014

When is the last time you ate Rutabagas?

I had a hankering for something my Granny used to cook.  I thought it was mashed turnips but when I tried them, nope,  it wasn't the same.  So I called my Auntie and she said Grandma loved rutabagas and cornbread.  So, today I cooked rutabagas.  They turned out just like I remembered and I am delighted.  The Rutabaga has very strong antifungal properties so I will add this to my list of healing foods to help me make better choices for a healthier lifestyle.

Mashed Rutabaga
Peel off the waxy peeling, wash and cut into chunks like you would do if you were cooking potatoes to be mashed.  I also added a slice of chopped uncooked bacon.  Cover with water and add salt.  Cook until tender.  Drain and add one tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil ( or butter if you prefer) and a pinch of sugar.  Mash with a potato masher; I left some lumps in mine.   Enjoy!  Now I need to make a pan of corn bread on top of the stove...