Tag Archives: sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes: a recipe roundup

So many ways to enjoy this delicious, nutritious vegetable! Growing up, I was only aware of two ways to prepare sweet potatoes: baked in the skin (similar to regular potatoes) or in an ‘over the top’ casserole with brown sugar, … Continue reading

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Smashed sweet potatoes

A fun new way to enjoy a colourful and nutritious vegetable! I was one of the first to jump on the smashed potato bandwagon when recipes starting popping up everywhere a few years ago. I never posted one because my … Continue reading

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Entertain with ease with fresh, tasty side dishes

The perfect plates for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike! One of the food-related questions I am asked most often is what to serve visiting vegetarians or vegans. It can be challenging today to satisfy a variety of tastes and appetites. … Continue reading

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Spiced Sweet Potato Stacks

An easy, elegant way to serve up nutritious sweet potatoes! I love sweet potatoes. Not only are they delicious and super nutritious, but they add a gorgeous pop of colour to any plate. I love this recipe for oven baked … Continue reading

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie in Portobello Mushroom Caps

The more I learn about preparing vegan food, the more I am genuinely learning to love it. I’ll probably always be an omnivore but it feels great to serve up appealing meatless meals a few times each week and I … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Latkes

I think I was in my mid-teens when I first tasted latkes. Naturally, I wondered where they’d been all my life. I love both making and eating them (including in an innovative way: wafflelatkes!!) but until recently, I’d never thought … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Bake

As you can imagine, my taste testers get quite the workout during Farmers’ Feast weeks. Day after day, they wait patiently for their first bites of new dishes inspired by seasonal, local foods from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Their opinions … Continue reading

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