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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 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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10:05AM PST on Nov 25, 2014


9:05AM PST on Nov 25, 2014

Boile, or steamed, carrots and swede mashed with a little butter, (or a lot-it's up to you,a grating or two of nutmeg and a lot of pepper makes a wonderful side dish.

12:32AM PST on Nov 25, 2014

Do you people put sugar in everything???

7:49PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Karen H I love your idea of the acorn squash stuffed! thanks ALL and Happy YANKS giving!

7:28PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thanks so much Sara for sharing these wonderful sounding recipes.

4:52PM PST on Nov 24, 2014


1:07PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thank you.

12:46PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thanks for the recipes. Can't wait to try the rice dressing although I will be using fresh onion & garlic & definitely upping the poultry seasoning. Plan to stuff it into acorn squash halves.

12:02PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Sounds yummy:))

11:49AM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

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