Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sweet potatoes and sauté for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned. Add the onion and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes until softened.
Add oil to a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and rice and sauté, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes or until rice begins to get golden brown. Add cumin and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to..
Arrange parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes, and onion around edges of a greased 5-qt slow cooker. Season chuck roast on both sides with salt and pepper. Put the meat in the middle of the vegetables and sprinkle with minced garlic.
Put chicken in a gallon-size plastic bag. In a small bowl combine lime juice, honey, tamari/soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper.