Sweet Potatoes

My New Root's Big Comfy Sweet Potato

My New Root’s Big Comfy Sweet Potato

The last couple of months Koen and I have been eating more sweet potatoes. Normally I only eat sweet potatoes around Thanksgiving, but I had been seeing more and more recipes calling for them. I have to say, all 3 of these dishes were outstanding and I will definitely make them all again!

My first sweet potato dish that was not a pie or souffle, was the Big Comfy Sweet Potato from My New Roots. It consists of an oven-baked sweet potato topped with a mole inspired sauce served with black beans, avocado, goat cheese, green onion, sprouts, and cilantro. Yum!

It's more fun to create your own!

It’s more fun to top your own!

The second sweet potato dish is Sweet Potato Quesadilla + Classic Guacamole from Food 52. Quesadilla is perhaps a misnomer, because there is no cheese in this dish. But the consistency of sweet potatoes gives you the same texture. The way the instructions are laid out on the site makes this dish easy and time efficient. The fried egg with the cumin oil (I didn’t have seeds, so I used ground cumin) adds so much!

Sweet Potato Quesadillas + Classic Guacamole

Sweet Potato Quesadillas + Classic Guacamole

 

A peak inside the quesadilla

A peak inside the quesadilla

My last sweet potato meal was an adaptation of My New RootsSpaghetti wtih Sweet Potatoes & Garlicky Kale. I actually made a lot of substitutions based on what I had on hand. Firstly, I didn’t use kale. Kale is really difficult to find in Belgium outside of the winter. But if you define kale, it’s just a dark, leafy green so I substituted with spinach. My second substitution was pumpkin seeds instead of pinenuts. I had them at the house, and I read in the comments that they were a possible replacement. And lastly, I already had regular spaghetti so I didn’t use any special pasta. It turned out really well! In the winter I will make it again with kale!

Spaghetti wtih Sweet Potatoes & Garlicky Spinach

Spaghetti wtih Sweet Potatoes & Garlicky Spinach

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