Parsnip Fries with Horse Radish Aioli

Care of Amy Symington Aioli 1 (540ml) can or 1-1/2 cups cooked cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1-1/2 cup water ¾ cup horse radish, diced ¼ cup grapeseed oil 1 tsp dijon mustard ¼ tsp sea salt 3 cloves garlic 1 lemon zested and juiced Directions: In a food processor or high powered blender add all the aioli ingredients.  Process or blend until completely smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes. Parsnip Fries 4 medium-large parsnips cut into fries 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp dried dill ¼ tsp sea salt Directions: In a large bowl add all of the ingredients.  Toss parsnips until completely coated in oil and dill. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a 375◦F oven for 40-45 minutes or until crispy golden brown. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve with horse radish aioli. Read More

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Food of the Month: Horse Radish

Care of Amy Symington Horse radish, a member of the Brassicaceae family, is an often forgotten or snubbed root veggie.  Similar to its cruciferous cousins, radish, mustard and wasabi, horse radish packs a pungent punch not only flavour-wise but nutritionally speaking as well. When intact the small root is practically odorless, however, once broken down its strong smell and sharp, spicy taste could bring even the toughest spice eater to their knees, or rather, to their nose. It can be classified as a nutriceutical or functional food, which by definition is a food item that not only provides basic human nutrition like vitamins and minerals, but also supplies additional health benefits like reducing the risk of chronic disease.   In this case, horse radish specifically contains a number of different phytochemicals that provide specific health benefits.  For example, often horse radish contains high concentrations of glucosinolates, which are known for their fungicidal and anti-bacterial properties.  In addition, recent research concerning glucosinolates suggests that horse radish may even help with reducing cancer causing carcinogens present in the body. Vitamin C and fibre, which horse radish contains high levels of, also fall under the nutriceutical category, as they act as free radical scavengers and… Read More

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