Sponsored: Parsnips & Porcini Mash with Green Chef


The New Year is here and we have a foodie tip that will help you stay on track with your resolutions.

Did you know that swapping parsnips for traditional potatoes adds five grams more fiber? Start your 2018 off fresh with this Green Chef porcini mash side dish that you’ll want to make time and time again. Once you add porcini mushrooms, you’ll have a new favorite recipe.


  • ¼ ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 large parsnips
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 ounce chives


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Roughly chop dried porcini mushrooms.
  3. Cut ends off parsnips and peel. Medium dice parsnips into ½-inch pieces.
  4. Place porcinis and parsnips in a medium pot. Cover with about 2 inches cold, lightly salted water. Bring to a boil. Cook 16-20 minutes, or until parsnips are tender.
  5. Remove from heat and reserve about ½ cup cooking water. Strain mushrooms and parsnips. Return to pot. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Stir.
  6. Mash porcinis and parsnips with a potato masher or fork into a chunky mash. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the reserved cooking water to reach desired consistency.
  7. Mince chives and add to pot. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  8. Enjoy!

For more innovative chef-crafted gluten-free recipes and meals, check out Green Chef and get $40 off your first box. Green Chef is a fast-growing USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery service that is the first national meal kit to have received Gluten-Free Food Service certification through the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) for its three certified gluten-free menus (Paleo, Keto, and Gluten-Free).

SPONSORED POST: Blount Fine Foods Introduces New Line of Asian-Inspired Noodle and Rice Bowls

Blount Fine Foods, a leader in manufacturing high-quality, handcrafted soups, entrées, sauces, and side dishes, has launched branded premium Asian-inspired noodle and rice bowls called Blount Bowls. These new bowls represent two important trends in consumer behavior; desire for innovative world flavors and recipes and demand for healthier, easier-to-prepare meals.

There are four flavors available:

  • Chicken Ramen Noodle—a comforting bowl of ramen noodles, chicken raised without antibiotics, shiitake mushrooms and scallions in a flavorful chicken broth with soy sauce and rice koji.


  • Coconut Chicken & Noodle—a zesty bowl of ramen noodles, chicken raised without antibiotics, and bamboo shoots in a coconut curry broth with lemongrass and cilantro.


  • Hibachi Chicken & Rice – Sweet and roasted flavors of garlic, ginger, red onion, and red peppers, simmered with tomatoes, chicken raised without antibiotics, and long grain brown rice. Gluten free


  • Vegetable & Rice – a creamy coconut curry broth with lemongrass and cilantro, blended with long grain brown rice and packed with Asian vegetables such as cabbage and bamboo shoots. Gluten free and Vegetarian/Vegan


Each flavor comes ready-to-heat with separately packaged and shelf stable noodles that are easily added to the broth, creating a delicious meal in just three minutes.  The new Blount Bowls can be found in the fresh deli section with an MSRP of $5.99. Capitalizing on ease and consumer familiarity with the legacy brand, Blount Fine Foods has unveiled an all-new logo for the line:

More information about the new line can be found at www.blountbowls.com. The Bowls are available now at select Target stores, Giant, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Smart & Final Extra, Stop & Shop, Tops, Weis, and other specialty, grocery stores.