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Carrot substitution?

Hi guys-

I've got a carrot allergy and don't want to use them in recipes, but a lot of good crockpot recipes call for them. Does anyone have a good idea for a substitution?

Thanks in advance!

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joifulgirl
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
parsnips!
the_punk_hippie
Dec. 14th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
this x 1000

they taste very similar
manoah
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Try another root veg; how about sweet potatoes?

thisprairielife
Dec. 14th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
I second this, and butternut squash is pretty good too.
xtricks
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
butternut squash, parsnips, other squash.
strangemodegirl
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
I was also going to suggest squash. A lot of stores now carry pre cut bags of butternut and sometimes acorn squash which makes it even easier! I have found that both types are EXCELLENT in a variety of soups and stews. Good luck!
mhaithaca
Dec. 14th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Or rutabaga!
tryst_inn
Dec. 14th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Water chestnuts are usually good, if pricey.
rabidsamfan
Dec. 14th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
*hugs you!*

Me too!

Although I usually just leave 'em out.
onlyariana
Dec. 14th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
That's what I would do too.
spiffikins
Dec. 14th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
daikon!

they look like giant, white carrots, and are a type of radish.
phoenixs_reign
Dec. 14th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
turnips?
mrs_ralph
Dec. 14th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
I suspect it depends very much on what you are allergic to in carrots. I think I would go with an above ground vegetable like squash and maybe stick to a yellow variety instead of an orange one. Otherwise...swedes are usually served with carrots and I can hardly tell the difference. I think swedes are called rutabaga in the US but I am not 100% sure. They are a root vegetable though so use with caution.
annamaryse
Dec. 14th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
yes swedes are rutabaga... and I personally adore them in stews etc. :)
annamaryse
Dec. 14th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
I agree it all depends on what your allergy is about, specifically.

Kohlrabi come to mind as an alternative. Kohlrabi is so underrated, such a great vegetable.

Parsnips and Celeriac too, but at a root level (no pun intended) part of the same family as carrots so you might also be allergic to them too.
yesididit
Dec. 15th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
daikon and kohlrabi can both be cut into similar sized chunks, have a nice crisp crunch when raw, and take on flavors amazingly well.
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