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Thanksgiving: Turnip Mash, Rice Dressing, Fall Salad

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Thanksgiving: Turnip Mash, Rice Dressing, Fall Salad

Here in America, where the nation prepares to celebrate its annual Thanksgiving Day, all of us at the Institute of HeartMath would like to wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving!


This original vegetarian recipe came from HeartMath LLC’s Vice President, Howard Martin, who grew up in the South. It has the texture of mashed potatoes and is a delicious way to eat turnips.






12 medium turnips, cut into large chunks
Water for boiling turnips
1 stick (1/4 lb.) butter
3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar or sugar of choice
2 teaspoons sea salt
Dash of black pepper

  • Place turnips in 2.5 quart pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and continue at medium boil uncovered for 20-30 minutes, or until softened through when poked with a fork.
  • Drain well. In mixer bowl, combine turnips, butter, sugar, salt and pepper. Mash all together with potato masher or mixer, keeping some small chunks of turnip in the mash for texture.

Serves 4-6

Cooking time: 45 minutes

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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2:01AM PST on Dec 2, 2014


5:45PM PST on Dec 1, 2014

Thank you

11:17AM PST on Nov 30, 2014


4:20AM PST on Nov 29, 2014

Thank you :)

12:30AM PST on Nov 29, 2014

Thank you

11:28AM PST on Nov 28, 2014

THANK YOU FOR THE IDEAS MAGDALEN B I will try the turnip carrot blend!

7:27AM PST on Nov 28, 2014

Thanks you for sharing, but we don't need to add sugar.

4:12AM PST on Nov 28, 2014

thank you

5:07PM PST on Nov 26, 2014


12:49PM PST on Nov 26, 2014

thanks, getting hungry....turnip mash sounds great.

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