In addition to blogging, I also develop local food brochures for Nebraska Extension. I aim for recipes that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. See, I do not believe eating healthy has to be complicated or expensive. There is nothing wrong with simplicity.
I recently posted the Winter 2015 Local Foods Brochure. Yes, you can eat locally in Nebraska in the winter. Our fore parents did it. That was all they knew. Eating locally is a great way to get variety in your diet.
My most recent brochure contains recipes using rutabaga (or turnip), potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and broccoli.
One of my colleagues suggested I blog about my carrot and parsnip recipe. I thought, why not. It fits with my overall goal of the blog - helping you get dinner on the table.
Parsnips and Carrots with Orange Butter
½ pound parsnips
½ pound carrots
½ cup water
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup fresh orange juice, about 1 orange
1 Tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Wash and peel parsnips and carrots. Cut in half lengthwise, and cut crosswise into ¼-inch thick pieces. Set aside.
2. In a skillet, combine the water, parsnips, carrots, and salt. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove lid and cook until the vegetables are tender and the liquid evaporates.
3. Add orange juice and butter, stirring until the butter has melted and the sauce thickens and coats the vegetables.