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something old, something new

After weight loss surgery, we don't have to give up all of our favorite foods—we just need to add in a new twist on an old favorite or even find a new one. 

When was the last time you tried a new vegetable—one you have never eaten before? Or maybe enjoyed one you haven't eaten in a long time? Or maybe tasted an old favorite prepared in a new way?

Not long ago, I did all three. I've tried roasting fennel for the first time, (I didn't even know I like fennel, I don't remember ever trying it.) I grew up eating boiled turnips mixed with greens, but as a general rule I don't cook them. But, recently I tried roasting turnips after eating them at a friends house. Now, I am hooked on both roasted fennel and roasted turnips. 

It's simple. Cut turnips into slices, cubes, or even strips (like fries). Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Roast at 400 degrees, until tender, and enjoy! 

You can also try roasting them right in the pot with the chicken. I recently purchased a new stoneware baker from Pampered Chef. Now I can cook a whole, fall off the bone tender chicken in the micro-wave in 30 minutes. No kidding!

To learn more, (and get the recipe for fennel) search the "Recipe" section. 

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 09:49AM by Registered CommenterJulia Holloman | CommentsPost a Comment

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