On NPR this morning, I heard Renee Montagne utter this intriguing line, “About half of all Americans say they exercise regularly.” I literally laughed out loud as exercise is a big topic of conversation this week in my house, with my parents visiting from Florida. My dad had a second heart surgery last year and my mom has high cholesterol, and they really would benefit from regular exercise. I know this. They know this. And yet…they are not among the apparently half of Americans exercising regularly.
Maybe peer pressure (as opposed to kid pressure) would help? So I listened keenly.
Last week, I tried Parsnip Fries for the first time at my friend Chris’s house and it was a side-dish revelation (yes, the same Chris who shamed me into cooking more – read here). I cannot fathom why I haven’t read or heard about this delightful and nutritious dish – especially because it’s dead-simple to make, even for me, who does NOT like chopping!
I’ve mastered preparing asparagus and brussels sprouts for roasting – but have long struggled with all kinds of potato chopping. Amazingly, I found peeling and chopping into ‘fry’ shape 1 parsnip far, far easier than the same prep for sweet potatoes.