This was a truly fabulous dinner. Even though I would do a few things a tad differently next time, this one is still really worthy of all five stars. I did everything as described, using a 1/2 tsp. splenda brown and using a 15.5 oz can of chickpeas. I actually used about three parsnips, but mine were tiny, and I used two smallish sweet onions. Next time I would use more onion; probably the equivalent of two large vidalias. The onions make this dish. Their flavor, along with the wonderfully flavored veggie mash, is awesome. The kids even said they thought the mash tasted buttery! Thanks for a keeper.