There are many old and new varieties, shapes and colors of root vegetables, such as: yams; potatoes; carrots; beets; rutabagas; celeriac; parsnips; Jerusalem artichoke and many more.
These root vegetables can be prepared in many ways: baked; broiled; fried; sautéed; freshly grated or made into delicious soups. Lots of nice fresh seasonings added to the root vegetables, provides more flavor and additional nutritional benefits.
Yams can be used in many ways. They can be baked with a little butter, brown sugar or maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg or made into pies, soups or fries. Some people enjoy baked yam fries with raspberry sauce.
Autumn season brings a desire for healthy and heartier foods. Root vegetables are very filling and satisfying to the appetite. The extra nutritional boost invigorates the body and makes you feel good.
Try something new today with a new root vegetable you never had before. It is fun to find local shops and markets that offer new and interesting root vegetables. You can then prepare these root vegetables, by exploring the many recipes in newspapers, magazines and books at your local library or online.