Sunday, February 8, 2009

What is a Rutabaga?

Photo: Glazed Rutabagas by Dr. Dick

Rutabagas are a member of the large family of Brassica vegetables along with kale. Thus, when I recommend eating a serving per day of a "kale-type" vegetable for the multiple health-promoting benefits they all provide, rutabagas do count!

I think I have mentioned that my husband just loves rutabagas, in fact he has loved them for as long as he can remember (full disclosure - my husband also loved spinach as a child!). He made glazed rutabagas for dinner tonight, using locally grown rutabagas from Tantré Farm, a local CSA. Yum, yum, yum! They are easy and delicious. Tonight was the second or third time he has made them, tweaking the recipe each time. I'm guessing by the title of his blog post tonight that he is now satisfied. :-) Feel free to click through to get his recipe then be sure to put rutabaga on your grocery list for this week and enjoy a new vegetable or at least a new way to prepare it! I'll bet you become a fan, too.

Where kale (and rutabaga!) is more than decoration on my plate,
Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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