Sweet, sweet potatoPosted: October 7, 2013
There’s no question that sweet potatoes are one of fall’s best crops. They are rich in sweet and savory flavor, remind us of Thanksgiving festivities, and better yet, they provide us with a number of health benefits. These vibrant veggies are packed with beta-carotene, vitamin A and B-complex vitamins, all of which give your immune system a major boost. As if this weren’t enough, sweet potatoes’ low calorie and high fiber combination make them a great aid for weight loss. Most of us are most familiar with sweet potatoes in the form of a Thanksgiving casserole topped with marshmallows, but there are many more interesting and delicious ways that they can be prepared. Try out these recipes from New York Times food columnist Martha Rose Shulman at your next dinner party.
Chili-Bathed Sweet Potatoes add an unexpected kick to the natural sweet vegetables.
Shulman’s Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup is a healthy alternative to the typical cream-based version, but is just as rich and delicious.
Baby Salad Greens with Sweet Potato Croutons and Stilton is a versatile dish that can work as a starter, but is filling enough to be a main course as well!
The options are endless when it comes to sweet potatoes. The sweet taste is a great contrast with salty or tart foods, but also pairs well with other fall flavors such as cinnamon or maple syrup. Try these recipes out and if you’re feeling adventurous, experiment a little. Happy cooking!