Turnips

Purple Top Turnip & Apple Slaw

INGREDIENTS:

Slaw:

  • 2 purple top turnips

  • 1 apple (whatever variety you prefer)

  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 lemon

Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon honey (sub agave or maple syrup if you don’t use honey)

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • salt + pepper to taste

PREPARATION:

  1. Julienne apples and turnips - Peel turnips and slice into 1/4 inch slices.  Stack slices on top of each other cut as thin as you can into “matchsticks”.  Repeat with unpeeled apple.  (or use mandolin).  Place in large bowl, and squeeze 1/2 lemon over so apples don’t turn brown.

  2. Make dressing -  Combine remaining ingredients except pumpkin seeds in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid.  Shake until combined.

  3. Pour dressing over slaw -  Mix pumpkin seeds, dressing, and slaw until combined.

Sage Chicken & Roasted Root Vegetables with Honey Mustard Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced plus 3 whole cloves, divided

  • 1/3 cup fresh sage leaves, minced

  • 1/3 cup minced shallots

  • 1 tsp safflower oil

  • 1 5-lb whole chicken, giblets removed

  • 1 lemon, halved

ROASTED VEGETABLES:

  • 1 lb turnips, peeled, trimmed and chopped in 3/4-inch pieces

  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp safflower oil

  • 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 2 tsp raw honey

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small bowl combine 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, minced garlic, sage, shallots and 1 tsp oil. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, gently loosen chicken skin. Use your fingers to spread seasoning mixture under skin. Stuff whole garlic cloves and lemon halves inside chicken cavity. Tie ends of legs together with twine. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, until temperature reaches 165°F when tested with a food thermometer in thickest part, about 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, place turnips and carrots in a large resealable plastic bag; add garlic powder, 1 tbsp oil, 3/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp salt and lemon juice. Seal bag and shake until vegetables are coated.

  3. On a foil-lined baking pan, spread vegetables in an even layer. During last 20 minutes of chicken roasting time, place pan with vegetables in oven. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mustard and honey.

  4. Remove chicken from oven and cover with foil; set aside for 15 minutes. Continue roasting vegetables for a total of 35 minutes. In last 5 minutes of roasting, sprinkle chives over vegetables.

  5. Transfer chicken to a cutting board to carve. Transfer vegetables to a bowl; drizzle in mustard mixture and toss.