Happy Monday! I spent the weekend in Seattle surrounded by family and friends to celebrate the life of my beautiful Mother. I flew home last night with my heart full of happy memories and my suitcase full of sweet potatoes compliments of my brother, Paul. Paul and his wife, Barbara, own Paradisos del Sol Winery in Zillah, part of Washington’s wine country (They have quite a unique wine tasting room, so check it out if you are in the area) AND they have quite a large vegetable garden. In addition to delicious wine, Paul brought up a huge box of sweet potatoes for all of us to take home. I didn’t get a proper photo of some of the ‘monster potatoes’ he grew. They really needed to be seen to be believed. I only took a few of the smaller ones that would fit in my suitcase. So, I took to Google to figure out what I was going to make with Paul’s sweet potatoes and came across this article by Benjamin Placket for Health.com. He has some really great mostly vegetarian recipes for sweet potato soups, fries, salads, mashed and baked – even a noodle kugel! I will be making one of these recipes tonight, so stay tuned for Wednesday’s blog post…
“It’s no surprise that sweet potatoes are at the top of nearly everyone’s healthiest foods list. One baked, medium-sized sweet potato contains 438% of your daily value of vitamin A (a white potato contains 1%), 37% of your vitamin C, and some calcium, potassium, and iron too. All this at just 105 calories!
What’s more, they also deliver 4 grams of dietary fiber—16% of the daily value—and absolutely zip in terms of fat.
And luckily there are many ways to whip them up. Here are 25 great (even kid-friendly!) sweet potato recipes from Health.com.”
Just click the link below.