Vegan Holiday Segment on Good Day Sacramento

Hello friends! In honour of the holidays rapidly sneaking up on us, I️’m cooking up a delicious vegan recipe: #Skordalia! You can catch this episode on @gooddaysac or click on this link. (Good Morning Sacramento on CBS.) This is a Potato and Garlic Mash side dish that will perfectly complement any dishes you’ll be preparing during the holidays!



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Potato & Garlic Mash Recipe


Ingredients


  • 2-3 russet potatoes

  • 3-4 garlic cloves

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

  • ½ cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

  • juice from 1/2 a lemon

  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • black ground pepper to taste


Method


Place a pot of water over high heat. Add about a teaspoon of sea salt and bring to a boil. Peel potatoes and chop them up into small pieces and add them into the boiling water. Boil anywhere from 15 minutes to a half-hour until they soften. Just put a fork in it to check if the center is soft. In a food processor, add all of the other ingredients and blend until nice and smooth. Once the potatoes are ready, drain and set aside for 5 minutes to cool down, then add them to a bowl and mash them with a potato masher. Add in the garlic-oil and stir well. Optional: Pour some olive oil lightly over in a circular motion, and add some chopped parsley. Then dunk a nice big Kalamata olive in the center.

Health Benefits of This Recipe

'Skordalia' isn't just a tasty dish, it could make for a great cold buster or immune system booster. Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties, can cure colds and the flu and boost your immune system. Apple cider vinegar can treat a sore throat, improve heart health and even help you lose weight. Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies. Lemons contain pectin fibre which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial. Extra virgin olive oil may reduce the risk of heart disease, due to its monounsaturated fat content. It also contains polyphenols that act as antioxidants, reducing oxidative stress throughout your body. It can lower bad cholesterol and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Recipe borrowed from The Struggling Vegan.

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