Monday, September 26, 2011

Purple Mashed Taters

Mom enrolled in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) this Fall and shared some of her goodies last time she came to visit. The coolest veggie by far was the purple potatoes! Yes, I said it. Purple potatoes! What else to do but make my favorite...homemade mashed potatoes? She also brought me a few Shittake Mushrooms and some to-die-for baked coconut granola. Thanks mom!

I couldn't believe how purple they were on the inside. What a nice shade!

I boiled them with some Kosher salt and hand mashed them with a dash of skim milk and just a touch of butter.
Can I have some more please? They tasted like regular mashed potatoes, but were much more fun to eat since they were purple. My plate looks like a mess but that meal was fantastic. I sauteed the shittake mushrooms with some onion, carrots, and broccoli and topped with a bit of grated white cheddar. Also, a spinach salad topped with avocado and lemon. Such a warm, flavorful, filling meal!

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