root veg mash

As you probably know by now am a big fan of Paleo.

Sometimes though I wonder have I really evolved into a proper grown up!

My battle with trying to love vegetables has being going on since I was sitting at mums dinner table eating the cold veg off my plate.

I thought it would become easier when I grew up.

I’m still waiting!

However some part of me has realised their importance so I have had to put on my big boy pants and try get some more of nature goodness into me.

So my latest mission is to find vegetable recipes I enjoy. Not the type of recipe where I eat all the veg on my plate first so I can get to the proper food, but genuine recipes where I enjoy it. (Being honest it will never match my love for meat, maybe I am too caveman! But I’m evolving)

So we tried this recipe at the weekend and I really enjoyed it. Stole it from Rachel Allen so have to credit her with it but it tasted really good with our roast pork dinner.

Root Vegetable Mash


Half a turnip

1 carrot

1 parsnip

1 small sweet potato

2 tablespoons of butter

30mls of cream

Salt and pepper

1 teaspoon of fresh parsley



  1. Peel the veg and chop into roughly 2cm cubes.
  2. Place the chopped turnip and carrot in a pot of cold water, cover and add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. After 5 mins of boiling add the parsnip and sweet potato
  3. Continue to cook for 15mins or until veg is fully cooked.
  4. Drain well, add the butter and cream and then blend with hand blender or just use a masher
  5. Season with salt, pepper and  parsley and serve

Nice easy recipe that gets some veg into me. Give it a try and see what you think