With all of the Thanksgiving-themed lists of pie recipes, variations of green bean casserole, and turkey tips/methods/instructions/hotlines(!) we’re bombarded with this time of year, I was thrilled to see Mark Bittman, with his front-and-center positioning in the world of food blogging, writing about the humble, beloved, and often overlooked: sweet potato! And published the day before Thanksgiving, no less!
I will sing the praises of the sweet potato every chance I get. You’d be hard-pressed to find a vegetable bursting with more nutrients, that can be prepared in so many different ways, from breakfast to dinner to dessert, and from sweet to savory to spicy. And for CHEAP. Take a look at what Mark has to say about them here– and try a departure from their traditional baked or casserole preparations.
Since I’m not technically posting a recipe, I’ll link back to a few from the a!g archives:
- Roasted brown sugar sweet potatoes w/coarse salt & nutmeg
- Sweet potato & black bean burrito filling
- Sweet potato & red lentil bisque
- Vegetarian migas
I’ll also type the word LOVE. Love, love, love. I love them, and they love me back.
From the Mark Bittman piece- simple, glorious sweet potatoes: