I'm always looking for healthy (or healthier) alternatives to serve with meals. I saw this made on Food TV and had to try it. It does have great flavor, is so easy to prepare and is so much more healthy than real hash browns. I did lower the salt amount since we thought it was quite salty as given. I did have to peel the parsnips because they were covered in/sealed with wax. The directions indicate to let the veggies cook, undisturbed, so that they can caramelize. Stirring them, supposedly, will cause them to more steam and not caramelize (which will give them such great flavor).