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13 Ways to Use Root Vegetables

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13 Ways to Use Root Vegetables


March may be here, but, for most of the country, winter is still in full swing. For those of us that like our produce fresh, local, and seasonal, it’s the time of year that leaves much to be desired. Aside from winter greens and root vegetables, there just isn’t a whole lot out there. If you’re sick of carrots and potatoes, though, don’t fret — there are plenty of other in-season root vegetables to experiment with. From celery root to jicama, rutabagas to kohlrabi, click through to check out some great ways to prepare less common root vegetables. Do you have a favorite unconventional root veggie? Tell us what it is in the comments!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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6:25PM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

thank you

4:27PM PST on Jan 12, 2014

TY for the great recipes!

4:05PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013 "get to the root of all evil" with this category, they all sound too good! = ). My daughter had just asked if I had any recipes for jicima root--sent her the "Jicima Fries" recipe--thanks for sharing these "gotta try(s)"...

8:43AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Thanks for these awesome recipes!!

12:57PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

some easy, and filling recipes here...gonna give them all a try ...thanks for sharing

3:35PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

The Turnip Hash doesn't sound bad.

11:25AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

some new veggies and wonderful recipes!

3:39AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013


11:06PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

Thank you so much for these tasty ideas!

It also gives us another opportunity to have a good look at the marvellous potatoes all over again!

3:57PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013


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It is nice to get fresh homegrown produce when we can during the warm months. Thanks for information


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