Garam Masala Country Mash- Paleo & Vegan Alternative to Mashed Potatoes
With the holidays fast approaching and potatoes off my menu, I realized I needed something to soak up all that delicious gravy that was sure to come my way over the next few months. In this recipe, I blend my love for warm, Indian spices with my desire for good, old-fashioned comfort food. And what’s better than that, it’s Vegan and Paleo-friendly! An easy way to satisfy your taste-buds and the diverse dietary restrictions that are sure to surround your table this coming holiday season.
- 2 Parsnips, Peeled & Cubed
- 2 Rutabaga, Peeled & Cubed
- 1 Butternut Squash, Peeled & Cubed
- 5 Cloves Garlic
- 2-3 TBSP Garam Masala
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- Pre-heat your oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
- Peel and Cube your vegetables. Place the Rutabaga in a pot, and all else in a bowl.
- Fill the pot until the water is just below the Rutabaga Bring to a boil. Once boiling, set a timer for 15 minutes.
- While the Rutabaga is coming to a boil, toss your Squash & Parsnip in EVOO and Salt & Pepper. Place on the baking sheet and into the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes. I like my mash a little chunky, but if you prefer a smoother consistency, I recommend putting the Parsnip in the oven for about 10-15 minutes on its own prior to baking the squash. Then cook them together for the total 30-35 minutes.
- Crush your Garlic using the flat side of the knife blade so that the Clove is still intact, but the peel is removed. Place these pieces in a stock pot along with the Full Fat Coconut Milk. Add desired Salt & Pepper.
- Bring the Coconut Milk to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to simmer for five minutes (until Garlic is soft and crush-able).
- Once done, drain the Rutabaga and add it to the Coconut Milk mixture. Once the Squash and Rutabaga are finished cooking, add them also.
- Mash to your desired consistency.
- Add 2-3 TBSP of Garam Masala (or more if you want) and mix/mash thoroughly.
- Enjoy with some Turkey and the leftover Gravy from this delicious Rosemary & Honey Paleo Beef Brisket!