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Salmon with Tiger Dill horseradish Sauce (500x500)
Horseradish is one of those vegetables that you either love or you hate. I love it.
What makes horseradish unique is its volatile oils. The grated root is mixed with vinegar and sometimes other spices to make the prepared product you find in stores. Red beets are also added for a different taste.
I like it straight up on roast beef and ham. Horseradish cheese makes a great mac and cheese. You can find the prepared product in familiar blends like cocktail sauce, mustard, horsey sauce and Bloody Marys.
This root is also served at Passover as a bitter herb.
Nutritionally speaking, one tablespoon of prepared has 6 calories, low carbohydrates, low sodium, a good source of potassium, calcium, phosphorous and zero fat.

Try these recipes to get your horseradish on!

Salmon with Tiger Dill
Tangy Shrimp in Mustard Horseradish Sauce
Honey Ham BBQ

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
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