Slow Roasted Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes

By Jordan Miller;

If you're looking for a calorie rich, nutrient dense meal, feast your eyes and taste-buds on this simple, yet tasty dish (courtesy of Mairlyn Smith). Whether you're cooking for two, or you're looking for a potluck idea, this recipe offers a perfect fit. This great combo of antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and potassium rich parsnips, with the goodness of black pepper, makes for an irresistibly good meal that it hard to pass up. The combination of turmeric and black pepper alone helps stimulate cancer cell death, whereby black pepper allows the turmeric (anti-cancer spice) to be assimilated into the body much quicker. Next time you're unsure of what to make for dinner, give this dish a try, and you will be amazed by the taste form such a simple dish. We hope you enjoy it!

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Slow Roasted Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes


4 cups (1 kg) parsnips, unpeeled, scrubbed well, and cut into chunks
4 cups (1 kg) sweet potatoes, peeled, scrubbed well, and cut into chunks
3 Tbsp (45 mL) coconut oil or grape seed oil (best with heat)
1 tsp (5 mL) turmeric
1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly cracked pepper
1/4 cup of chives, finely chopped
1/4 cup of walnuts, chopped (optional)
1/4 of parsley or cilantro (for garnishing)
A pinch of Himalayan of Celtic sea salt (for taste)


1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
2. Line a 9 x 13 inch (3.5 L) metal baking pan with parchment paper.
3. In large bowl toss sweet potatoes and parsnips with oil, walnuts, chives. Sprinkle with turmeric and pepper. Toss well to coat.
4. Place in prepared pan. Roast 1 hour or until soft.

Makes about 6 cups, cooked.

Nutritional Information:

Each 1 cup (250 mL) serving contains: 210 calories; 3 g protein; 7 g total fat (0 g trans fat); 35 g carbohydrates;  7g fibre; 70mg sodium.

This dish is also loaded with potassium; a great mineral to help those of you who suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure).

Your question: What other ingredients would you add to this dish? (post your comments below)


About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.


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