Thursday, 21 February 2008

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes? I'm trying!

This is what I hauled out to make the mashed potatoes. I figured that with my blender, all things are possible.
A plain accompaniment allows the comfort of the mashed potatoes to seep in thoroughly.

I cooked wild caught cod (for me) and a naturally raised pork chop (for my daughter, the "ew fish are creepy" kid...sigh...but we both take fish oil daily).

I covered the cod with dill and pork bits trimmed from the chop that is in the top pan (newfie style ;). I usually feed my dog these raw pork bones (raw is good for dogs, cooked is bad). I used a salt free greek seasoning for the chop. I added a chopped onion to both the cod and the pork chop and baked these, covered, for 40 minutes at 350F.

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes (enough for three generous servings)
4 medium peeled organic potatoes (I used red) - chop these into at least 8 pieces each for boiling
1 stalk organic celery
3 cloves organic garlic
1 cup spring water

Cook potatoes until soft. Puree the celery, garlic and water in a blender and put this in the oven (in an ovenproof container) and bake at 350 F for as long as your meat (about 40 minutes using covered cast iron). Mash the drained potatoes and add this cooked stock.

Garnish with hemp seed nut and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh organic greens and grilled meat/fish (cod is in the above picture).
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All of the above items were purchased at Karma Co-op ;)

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I love your recipe! I am cod fan too and the mashed potatoes with celery is a great idea. I never put dairy in my mashed potatoes, but my dad used to put mayo in ours when I was a kid (in addition to butter and milk) about ewww! I love that you use hemp seed, it is delicious and healthy to boot. I'm impressed and very glad you commented so now I can enjoy your blog. I am linking to you on my blog at Cindalou's, so let's keep in [blogging] touch :)