Caregivers in Mt. Laurel, NJWith all the things you have to manage with being a caregiver,  it’s nice to have some help deciding what to eat on some days. With August 19th being National Potato Day, there are lots of recipes for you to choose from. If you don’t want to look through all your cookbooks, take a few minutes to browse online and you will probably find more recipes than you could ever use in your lifetime.

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Mashed potatoes are a popular family favorite. But have you tried creamy mashed potatoes with parsnips or with miso and garlic?

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Parsnips

  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup milk, hot
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Fine sea salt and ground white pepper, to taste
  1. Place potatoes and parsnips in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain well, return to pot, add milk and butter and mash until almost smooth (or leave slightly chunky, if you prefer). Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Mashed Potatoes with Miso and Garlic

  • 1 bulb garlic, unpeeled
  • ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds potatoes, rinsed and quartered
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup plain soy milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbsp aged barley miso
  • Chives or green onions, finely chopped for garnish
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Slice ½ inch top off garlic bulb and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in aluminum foil. Bake until garlic is soft and golden, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven. When cool enough to handle, peel garlic cloves, mince and set aside.
  2. In large pot, add potatoes and cover with salted water. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tencer, about 15 to 25 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes and force through a potato ricer or mash until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in garlic. Cover and keep warm.
  4. Heat soy milk and salt and pepper in a small saucepan over med-low heat. Mix in miso and whisk to combine. Pour over potatoes and combine. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chives or green onions. Serve immediately.

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Andrew Dubler