Utilize Winter's Bounty
Winter has a lot more to offer aside from carrots and potatoes. Hardy root vegetables that grow completely underground are bountiful during the colder seasons. They can be spicy or mild, sweet or savory, or some combination thereof. For a fun switch up from the usual, try integrating one or more of these under-utilized root vegetables into your winter recipes.
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At first glance, this uncommon root vegetable looks like an overgrown turnip that got a suntan. It sometimes goes by the name Swedish or yellow turnip, but this relative to the turnip really has its own thing going on. Rutabagas are larger and starchier and mellow out quite nicely when cooked. Given its higher starch content, it can be used in place of potatoes, whether it be mashed, roasted or puréed. Or, skip the cooking altogether and serve rutabaga raw in this salad:
Rutabaga, apple and fennel salad recipe