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Turnip and Celery Root Hash With Bacon

Purple Top Turnip and Celery Root

I have been on a quest to try new vegetables that I have never cooked with or even eaten, and pairing them with other amazing flavors. This dish has two new vegetables that I never used before, Purple Top Turnip and Celery Root. I am very excited for this dish. It makes a great dinner for a cold snowy day – the pure definition of comfort food. It can also make a great dish for a brunch, adding poached or scrambled eggs to it will make it a morning meal time favorite.


Disclaimer: Celery Root is very ugly when you buy it! But the taste, is unreal. It is obviously very similar in taste to celery sticks, but much more savory. Don’t be afraid of the its ugly appearance! Buy it! Cook with it!


Leeks and Onion

2 Purple Top Turnips – Peeled and cut into cubes

1 Celery Root – Peeled and cut into cubes

6 Slices of Bacon – Some Fat Removed

1 Yellow Onion – Sliced

1 Leek – Sliced

3 Tablespoons Cilantro – Chopped

1/2 Tablespoon Paprika

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Salt



In a large frying pan start by cooking your bacon on a medium heat. Make sure to stir it a few times to ensure both sides are cooked evenly and is crispy. Once it is cooked (about 5 minutes) remove the bacon using a slotted spoon, and drain all the bacon fat except for 1/4 of a cup. In the bacon fat, cook your Turnip and Celery Root as well as your Onion and Leek. Once everything has been sautéed, cover and let sit for about 5 minutes stirring just once, this allows for everything to brown and become a bit crispy.

Once it has browned a bit, add the Paprika and Salt and Pepper and mix well. This may result in your frying pan to brown a bit on the bottom on the inside, but this is fine. Add the bacon back into the frying pan and mix again once the bacon has warmed up stir in the chopped Cilantro and lower the heat and let sit for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve! Serves 4-6.

Hash I did some reading on the both of the main vegetables in this dish… just to find out what there nutritional qualities were and learned that the Celery Root, unlike most root vegetables has very little starch to it. It can also be eaten raw – but in my opinion much better cooked. Like I said before it also has a very savory flavor to it, unlike celery stems. The Purple Top Turnip is very high in Vitamin C, it also contains fiber.

I really found that this dish made me full. I made it on a week night and it was the perfect dinner. Its a very comforting dish. Adding the bacon to it really complimented the root vegetables tastes. I am for sure going to make this again, only next time for brunch. It has such a brunch taste to it, must have been the bacon.

The other plus was that this dish wasn’t very expensive at all! The most expensive this was the bacon. I would say that for all

Turnip and Celery Root Hash with Bacon

of the ingredients in this I probably spent around 10$ in total. Total money saving dish! Give it a try!


Matthew {Season to Taste}

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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One of the most trendy ingredients for the last five years has been bacon. We have seen it everywhere, from breakfast to salads to deserts, a friend of my families came up with a candied bacon donut and obviously it was amazing. Bacon is just one of those meets that vegetarians everywhere wishes they could eat. Its just that good! I found a recipe that is simple and basic, and has many versions of it. Brussels Sprouts with Bacon!! This is a tasty way to make sure your kids will eat their Brussels Sprouts. I’m not sure why Brussels Sprouts have such a bad rap! I have always been a fan of them. They taste like leafy cauliflower to me, which is the best!


10 Brussels Sprouts

3 Slices of Bacon

1/2 Cup of Red Onion

2 Cloves of Garlic

Salt and Pepper to Taste

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When cleaning your Brussels Sprouts, peel back a few layers of the leaves to get rid of any dirt that may be on the surface, wash under cool water to get any inside dirt. Then chop bacon into thin slices, as well as you onion. Mince your garlic so it can essentially be lightly roasted in little pieces. Cut the Brussels Spouts into halves or quarters which ever you prefer.

In a skillet, cook the bacon on a medium heat until brown. Using a slotted spoon remove bacon from skillet. Add sliced onion and garlic and cook in the bacon fat. Cook until the onions and garlic are soft and tender and the onions are more translucent. Then remove the onions and garlic from the skillet and put in the brussels sprouts. Cook them until they are lightly browned on the sides (about 10 minutes). Then add back to the skillet your onions and garlic and bacon and cook together for about 5 minutes and stir around. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This makes an excellent side dish or a very tasty lunch. It serves 2 – 3 people. It isn’t hard to get a healthy tasting dish with a little bit of guilt to it. Bacon is the perfect ingredient to make you feel just guilty enough and when you add some healthy hearty vegetables you can’t go wrong! Try making this simple delicious side dish for you next meal.

– Matthew {Season to Taste}

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