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Any other vegetables like a celery root to mash? Nothing orange, red or purple.

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

I cannot have carrots, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes (yet). However, I can have any "starchy" vegetables that are white, yellow or green.

Basically, I am looking for vegetables I can mash like "mashed potatoes", yet without the potatoes.

I have tried celery root and it worked, but is there anything else besides celery root?

Thanks a lot.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

@Coconut - no, I had like a pound of carrots each day.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

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on May 27, 2013
at 11:44 PM

You got it from only eating 2 medium sized carrots a day? I eat that on top of the pumpkin/sweet potato...

37cc142fbb183f2758ef723a192e7a9d

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on May 27, 2013
at 08:35 PM

You can, it chopped and boiled it makes a great tangy soup.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on May 27, 2013
at 07:35 PM

BTW, this resource is awesome for comparing nuts :) http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-nuts-and-seeds-healthy/

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 07:34 PM

I agree that their o3/o6 ratio maybe is off balance, but it doesn't really matter, its still very low in o6 if you look at total numbers. From 100 gr of almonds (usually accepted as an overall "good" nut) you'd get 12 gr! the lowest would be 7 gr with cashews and you can go as high as 33 gr of o6 with pine nuts! So less that a gram sounds pretty good for chestnuts in my opinion. Not saying that you should discard a nut just based on this, for example I have some brazil nuts just for selenium, etc. but with chestnuts o6 is really unappreciable IMHO.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on May 27, 2013
at 07:05 PM

Chestnuts do have Omega 6 according to http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3105/2 About 487 mg in a 100g serving, compared to 58 mg Omega 3. That said, they still sound like a pretty good food.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on May 27, 2013
at 07:01 PM

I love taro! It gets a bad reputation from poi (in Hawaii, they tend to serve tourists soured poi, but it's amazing when freshly made). It's really tasty.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on May 27, 2013
at 05:53 PM

You can definitely make a Brussels purée, then add think chunks of bacon, splash of cider vinegar, an some stone ground mustard. Makes a great dressing for chicken.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 27, 2013
at 01:15 PM

Word. cauliflower puree > mashed potatoes.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 27, 2013
at 12:56 PM

Can I cook daikon?

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 12:28 PM

I use kohlrabi sparringly for french fries! hehe

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 27, 2013
at 12:05 PM

I cannot have pumpkins yet (orange) and I have been having 2 zucchinis per day - need something different.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 27, 2013
at 12:05 PM

Yes, celeriac root. I thought it was the same plant, no?

0b7c3e7fd96005f0b2dfd781e512fc2e

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on May 27, 2013
at 11:32 AM

Eggplant? Zucchini? Pumpkin?

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on May 27, 2013
at 11:15 AM

Of course, how couldn't we think about it before? I think the word "starch" narrowed too much our thinking. This makes me think Brussels sprouts can be mashed to a great degree also if well cooked.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 11:13 AM

Of course, how couldn't we think about it before? I think the word "starch" narrowed too much our thinking. This makes me thing Brussels sprouts can be mashed to a great degree if well cooked.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:51 AM

Carotenosis... you learn something new everyday here in PH, that's why I'm loving it! hehe

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:46 AM

Be careful. Don't eat more than 2 medium sized carrots per day. My parents thought I had hepatitis, I was so yellow.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:44 AM

Ah, that's awesome. Haha. I too eat a lot of carrots. I just learned about the White Satin variety.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:43 AM

I have carotenosis because I had too many carrots and pumpkins. But it is almost gone now. So my doctor told me - nothing red, orange or purple for one month. I have two more weeks.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:39 AM

I'm curious why the color restriction? Are you looking at specific phenols? (I was going to say parsnips, as they don't seem particularly orange to me.)

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:37 AM

I think they are one of the most paleo nuts, almost no phytic acid nor omega 6. See: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/eat-this-chestnuts/ BTW, I'm not really very concerned about if it is paleo or nut, just if it is optimal or not :) I still haven't taken a definitive stance on wether there are any safe starches or not but I guess this would be amongst the "safest".

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:33 AM

Are chestnuts Paleo? They would work!

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on May 27, 2013
at 10:28 AM

I'm curious why the color restriction? Are you looking at specific phenols? Mashed parsnip perhaps.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 10:22 AM

Just forgot! Chestnuts if properly cooked can also be mashed for a pretty decent source of carbohydrates.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on May 27, 2013
at 11:06 AM

Cauliflower I actually prefer my cauliflower pur??e to mashed potatoes. You can get added flavor by roasting them first

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on May 27, 2013
at 05:53 PM

You can definitely make a Brussels purée, then add think chunks of bacon, splash of cider vinegar, an some stone ground mustard. Makes a great dressing for chicken.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 11:13 AM

Of course, how couldn't we think about it before? I think the word "starch" narrowed too much our thinking. This makes me thing Brussels sprouts can be mashed to a great degree if well cooked.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 11:15 AM

Of course, how couldn't we think about it before? I think the word "starch" narrowed too much our thinking. This makes me think Brussels sprouts can be mashed to a great degree also if well cooked.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 27, 2013
at 01:15 PM

Word. cauliflower puree > mashed potatoes.

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on May 27, 2013
at 11:29 AM

Apart from cassava, cauliflower and parsnips as have been mentioned, you could do taro, swedes, turnips or kohlrabi. I haven't ever mashed the latter, and don't really eat these veg in this sort of preparations, but can't see why they wouldn't be alright mashed...

By the way do you mean celeriac root? For a moment there I though you were mashing celery, was a bit perplexed! :)

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 12:28 PM

I use kohlrabi sparringly for french fries! hehe

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 27, 2013
at 12:05 PM

Yes, celeriac root. I thought it was the same plant, no?

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on May 27, 2013
at 07:01 PM

I love taro! It gets a bad reputation from poi (in Hawaii, they tend to serve tourists soured poi, but it's amazing when freshly made). It's really tasty.

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68655ec9711d207d69a63ebf96b37573

on May 27, 2013
at 01:24 PM

Parsnips are pretty white IMO

How about Jerusalem Artichoke, or Chestnuts?

Swedes are yellow but turnips are not :)

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37cc142fbb183f2758ef723a192e7a9d

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on May 27, 2013
at 12:26 PM

Kolrabi and daikon?

37cc142fbb183f2758ef723a192e7a9d

(1353)

on May 27, 2013
at 08:35 PM

You can, it chopped and boiled it makes a great tangy soup.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 27, 2013
at 12:56 PM

Can I cook daikon?

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048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

on May 27, 2013
at 10:20 AM

First thing that comes into mind would be yuca/cassava, makes a good substitute for potatoes for your purposes. I've tried it several times and so far so good although I use it sparingly for now, I'm a little bit concerned with the cyanogenic glucosides thing.

Maybe plantains could be mashed also? Haven't tried but seems like it could be feasible, they become pretty tender once cooked.

Chestnuts if properly hydrated can also become soft and be mashed for a pretty decent source of carbohydrates.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 10:37 AM

I think they are one of the most paleo nuts, almost no phytic acid nor omega 6. See: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/eat-this-chestnuts/ BTW, I'm not really very concerned about if it is paleo or nut, just if it is optimal or not :) I still haven't taken a definitive stance on wether there are any safe starches or not but I guess this would be amongst the "safest".

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 07:35 PM

BTW, this resource is awesome for comparing nuts :) http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-nuts-and-seeds-healthy/

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 27, 2013
at 10:33 AM

Are chestnuts Paleo? They would work!

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on May 27, 2013
at 07:05 PM

Chestnuts do have Omega 6 according to http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3105/2 About 487 mg in a 100g serving, compared to 58 mg Omega 3. That said, they still sound like a pretty good food.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 07:34 PM

I agree that their o3/o6 ratio maybe is off balance, but it doesn't really matter, its still very low in o6 if you look at total numbers. From 100 gr of almonds (usually accepted as an overall "good" nut) you'd get 12 gr! the lowest would be 7 gr with cashews and you can go as high as 33 gr of o6 with pine nuts! So less that a gram sounds pretty good for chestnuts in my opinion. Not saying that you should discard a nut just based on this, for example I have some brazil nuts just for selenium, etc. but with chestnuts o6 is really unappreciable IMHO.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on May 27, 2013
at 10:22 AM

Just forgot! Chestnuts if properly cooked can also be mashed for a pretty decent source of carbohydrates.

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