by Gena on February 17, 2012



If you’ve never cooked with, tasted, or even heard of this scrumptious winter root vegetables, I have good news: I’ve got a delicious recipe for rutabaga soup up on Kris Carr’s site. Rich in vitamin C and calcium, this wintertime vegetable is the perfect antitode to seasonal produce blues: that’s what I like to call the February slump that comes just before the bloom of springtime farmers’ markets. Check the recipe out, and get to know this unconventional veggie!

If you’ve never checked out Kris’ site before, this is a great moment to explore. Her “blog posse” includes folks like Dr. Frank Lipman, Dr. Mark Hyman, Brendan Brazier, Kathy Freston, Wayne Pacelle, Rory Freedman, and yours truly!

As a little post-Valentine’s day gift to yourself, check out Kris’ new juice and smoothie e-book. Not only will you find a couple of special Choosing Raw recipes, but you’ll also get fantastic tips for making liquid nutrition an accessible and fun part of your life.


On that note, I suggest you all to share in the rutabaga love.

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And I wish you a very, very happy start to the weekend. I’ll be blogging tomorrow with a searing green recovery story, so please don’t miss it!


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Ali February 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Looks amazing! I love Kris!


bitt February 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm

The book looks great, and even better if some of your recipes are in it. Will you do a giveaway? Hint hint.


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 18, 2012 at 12:40 am

I haven’t had rutabaga in years! I love it…thanks for the reminder.

I love that bowl, too!


The Delicate Place February 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

i love rbegas :) granted i was googling how to prepare it when i first tried them but i can say that my love of root veggies continues! happy weekend gena!


Shira February 20, 2012 at 12:49 am

Have always love Rutabegas…I have one in my fridge right now I am hoping to eat raw. They make a wonderful slaw with carrots! Thanks for posting about a seriously unsung veggie hero…


Tiina February 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Isn’t rutabaga Swedish for turnip? We always have a yummy rutabaga casserole at Christmastime that my mom makes. I plan on growing some in our garden this summer. I have to find a nice, non-bitter variety for the seeds. Then… the soup! All in good time.

Funny I was just wondering how Kris Carr was doing (as if she was a friend of mine… she’s not but I just adore her. Plus, we look uncannily alike. Anyhoo) so I looked her up and she is doing AMAZING healthy and stable, clean CT scan just reported. I often say to my patients “we need to make up a prayer for stability.” It’s so true, if things would stay stable, even if you can’t beat cancer, it can be stable, and that can indeed be very very very excellent. In her case, 9 years.

Good luck with your studies dear Gena, you will be an amazing doc, I’ll say it 1000 times, I’ll say it again. Just keep going.


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