Best Veggie EVAH!

Hey Hey Diva friends!

As I go through my Autoimmune protocol training there is a heavy focus on nutritional approach for management and healing. While it's obviously very specific for autoimmune conditions with lots of science and targeting for treating those diseases, much of the information is generally beneficial for all health too...

So of course, it reinspired me to get more nutrition and more vegetables into our daily meals. Patrick and I then found ourselves at WholeFoods a few weeks ago and I stood in the produce section looking for new vegetables to try in an effort to diversify our nutrient intake as much as possible....this led me to discover an amazing root vegetable called sunchokes.

My friends, if you've already known about these amazing roots WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?! And if you don't....I'm going to share the deliciousness!

Jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke) is a root vegetable related to sunflowers. They are rich in potassium, iron, vitamin C and....flavor.

Similar in appearance to turmeric or ginger, you might think they need to be peeled, but happily, the skin is edible. You can eat them raw or cooked!

Patrick googled how to cook them and since it was SO delicious, we haven't tried eating them any other way yet. The recipe we use is below!

Ingredients:

  • As many sunchokes as your grocery has :)
  • Olive Oil
  • Pan that can go on the stove and in the oven

Directions:

  1. Turn the oven on to 375
  2. Slice the sunchokes in half
  3. Fry them in olive oil for 5 minutes, sliced side down
  4. Transfer them from the stove top to the oven for 42 minutes
  5. Let them cool and enjoy warm and crispy!

This way of cooking them leaves you with a crispy outside and soft inside. It's similar in taste and texture to potatoes! We haven't tried salting or seasoning them but I'm sure there are many ways to enjoy these simply delicious veggies. 

Have you tried them yet? If so, what's YOUR favorite recipe?

 Slices Sunchokes

Slices Sunchokes

 A batch frying in oil and a batch ready to go in the oven! (You can use one pan if it's big enough)

A batch frying in oil and a batch ready to go in the oven! (You can use one pan if it's big enough)