Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes get a bad reputation because they are carbohydrates and white carbs at that! So what's the deal? Contrary to popular belief, potatoes are a great source of potassium, fibre, vitamin C and contain many nourishing properties. The peel of potatoes contain many beneficial antioxidants as well as folate a B-vitamin essential for DNA formation and cell division. Since potatoes are so rich in carbs they are really filling, there is even a protein in potatoes, proteinase inhibitor 2 (PI2) which has been shown to suppress appetite. As you can see potatoes actually contain some great health benefits! The reason potatoes get a bad reputation is because they are often fried in the form or french fries or chips, If you are only eating potatoes in that form, then yes they aren't the great to eat all the time. However eating potatoes in their non-fried form is perfectly healthy!

Potatoes make a great side dish! Here's how to make creamy vegan garlic mashed potatoes with caramelized onions! Ingredients:

12 potatoes

4 onions

12 gloves of garlic 1 cup plant milk

3-4 tbsp vegan butter

S + P

Method: 1) Peel potatoes and place in a bowl of cold water. Add to a pot of boiling water and boil until tender.

2) Chop the onions, and place in a pan with butter or oil on medium low heat. Cook low and slow to caramelize, you can add a bit of water if they get a little dry. This will take about 20-30 minutes.

3) Roughly chop the garlic and saute until tender in oil/butter.

4) Once the potatoes are cooked, place in a bowl and mash with butter, milk, s+p and garlic.

5) Top with caramelized onions. Top with chives and spices if you wish! Enjoy!

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