Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mashed Potatoes Parsnips and Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

Every autumn I look forward to cooking and eating late harvest vegetables. I love all the flavors. I haven't made mashed potatoes in a very long time and with the change in weather I've been anxious to experiment making them. This is my vegan take on mashed russet potatoes... and its a family approved recipe!
Mashed Potatoes Parsnips and Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

1 bulb of garlic
Olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Cut 1/4 inch off the top of the bulb. Lay the garlic bulb on top of a piece of parchment paper with a slightly larger piece of aluminum foil underneath. Drizzle the bulb with a couple teaspoons of olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Close the aluminum foil  and bake for 55 minutes. The cloves should be soft when pressed. Set aside and let cool as you finish the mashed veggies.

Mashed Potatoes, Parsnips and Cauliflower

2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
2 thin parsnips (or one large) peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
2 C cauliflower florets (heaping above the measuring cup), cut into 2 inch chunks
1/2 C Vegenaise
1 whole bulb of roasted garlic
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
Sea salt to taste

Begin by bringing the potatoes and parsnips to a boil in pot of cold salted water. Add the cauliflower florets as the potatoes begin to become tender (after 10 - 15 minutes). Continue to cook until all veggies are tender. Drain and put back into the pot. Add the Vegenaise, roasted garlic and parsley. Mash and season to taste.

Note: The pictures are not mine.


Cheryl Allen Salinas said...

this looks absolutely yummy! I love parsnips!

thevegantummy said...

Hi Cheryl,

Isn't a great time of the year? All those fall veggies are soooo good. Yummy...

Kathy said...

Ohhhh what a great way to sneak in cauliflower. I'll be trying this! :)

thevegantummy said...

Hi Kathy!

Be sure to try the mushroom gravy along with it and let me know what you think!!