I’ve scored some fantastic organic sweet potatoes from the market lately. Here are some ideas for cooking with them:
- Sweet Potato Coconut Mash: This is another option for making mashed potatoes, try mashing and blending soy, regular or vanilla almond milk into a bit of long baked sweet potatoes. Smart cafes like Lettus, are known for mixing healthy organic virgin coconut oil into it, and pairing it with pumpkin seed encrusted tempeh, with a magical homemade green sauce, mmm…
- Moroccan Roasted Organic Spiced Sweets: Bake or boil a couple sweet potatoes moist. Chop and mix a pinch of cumin, ginger, salt, cinnamon, allspice (optional) and a sprinkle of coriander and cayenne in a small bowl. Mix in skillet with a teaspoon of organic olive oil or pop in the oven until browned.
- Baked Sweet Potatoes with Honey: Ok, for the true sweet potato lovers and easy maintenance folks out there, pair this one up as a desert after the exotic above one, or alone. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla as an optional flavor. Some say it is nice to stick cloves into the mix.
- Smoothies: Ever crave a healthier version of sweet potato pie? Since sweets potatoes and yams are very high in vitamin C and A, blend with your choice of natural milk and organic vanilla frozen yogurt. Mix with more healthy bee pollen, or a special vitamin protein powder for example. What is your favorite nutrient to add to smoothies?
What would you add to sweet potatoes? My partner likes them simple as they are, but never complains when I spice it up a little. So next time you see that bag of sweet potatoes at the farmers market, grab it and try all of the above for a festive fall dinner.. :)
Sweet Potato Image courtesy Miya on Wiki Commons under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License,