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Love and Lemons Sweetpotato Vegetarian Chili

What a perfect day to feature our wonderful friends over at Love and Lemons, who have been pretty sweet on sweetpotatoes lately. Have you seen this gorgeous chili? Sweetpotatoes are a no-brainer when it comes to Tex-Mex food. Beans, chili powder, avocado – all these wonderful ingredients seem to flock towards sweetpotatoes for a natural sweetness that complements them so well. Love and Lemons always seems to…

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New School Foodservice Recipes!

Great news! We’ve been working closely with a recipe developer and a dietitian who specializes in elementary school nutrition to develop some tasty sweetpotato recipes for elementary schools in North Carolina. Sweet! We spent months in our test kitchen tasting and thinking up recipes that kids will like, eat and will also meet nutrition standards and meal pattern components. We’ve also made sure to use ingredients easily available in schools to make it super simple for cafeteria staff. We look…

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Featured Recipe: Hasselback Sweetpotatoes

Have you ever had hasselback potatoes? I haven’t, but I’ve seen them all over the internet and am dying to try one. These beautiful and intricate potatoes, also referred to as “accordion potatoes”, were named after the Stockholm restaurant that first created them, Restaurant Hasselbacken. The technique for getting this beautiful look is consistent throughout all recipes, but toppings can vary. This recipe for savory sweetpotatoes comes from the Food Network Kitchen but you can also use ingredients…

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Featured Recipe: Crispy Quinoa and Mole Sweetpotato Tacos from Naturally Ella

We haven’t featured a recipe in a while because quite frankly, nothing has jumped out at us…until now. Erin from Naturally Ella guest posted on the blog A House in the Hills with this gorgeous recipe for sweetpotato tacos. We see tacos all the time, but these are extra special because she creates her own mole spice mix, and my favorite part is that she cuts the sweetpotatoes…

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Naughty Cravings: Sweetpotato Fries with Marshmallow Sauce and Bacon Bits

This is the first post under our new feature, Naughty Cravings. What constitutes a naughty craving? A photo/recipe that is so over-the-top lavish, fat-laden and obviously heart attack inducing that you can’t wait to scarf it down. Our first item on the list, crispy FRIED sweetpotato sticks enveloped in a blanket of marshmallow sauce and sprinkled with crumbled bacon. Ouch! This naughty snack was served by San Francisco’s Global Gourmet Catering at the Outside Land’s…

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Get Your Grill On with Elizabeth Karmel!

We teamed up with the lovely Elizabeth Karmel, a nationally respected authority on grilling, to develop some grill-friendly recipes with sweetpotatoes. The results? Three mouthwatering recipes bursting with flavor and a little southern flair. Ever made grilled pizza? Elizabeth’s recipe for Grilled Sweetpotato Pizza with Pancetta and Gruyere will give you a step by step instructions for this great twist on a weekend favorite.  You’ll get your share…

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Deborah Madison On Sweetpotatoes in Edible Chicago

Deborah Madison, the queen of vegetarian cooking, included a great piece on sweetpotatoes in the winter issue of Edible Chicago’s In Season section. Her simple explanation on the difference between a sweetpotato and a yam should clear up any confusion on the topic. She writes: The word “yam” has crept into the sweetpotato nomenclature out of an old misuse of the word, but also because there are two basic kinds of sweetpotatoes, those traditionally classified as “firm” (or dry) and those referred…

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Happy Sweetpotato Month + Ina Pinkney’s Recipe for Moroccan Sweetpotato Stew with Raisins

Did you know February is Sweetpotato Month? Well it is! And we’re celebrating with some of our favorite chefs that use sweetpotatoes on their menu year-round. Our first chef this month is Ina Pinkney of Ina’s in Chicago. One of her most popular menu items is her Moroccan Sweetpotato Stew. Check out Ina on WGN Chicago preparing her stew and let us know if you attempt to make it at home! [youtube]http://youtu.be/G2i-xBH9z3w[/youtube]…

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Southern Living Recipe: Chicken and Sweetpotato Dumplings

Southern Living’s January issue has a great page on building a better pantry where they name 7 Southern superfoods they like to cook with all winter long. One of those ingredients is sweetpotatoes! They go on to give a beautiful recipe for Southern-style dumplings using our favorite superstar. With flesh ranging from vibrant orange to deep purple, these fiber-rich gems are loaded with antioxidants that hold up to heat – steaming, boiling and roasting. Sweetpotato Dumplings…

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Weekend Recipe: Sweetpotato Wedges with Turkey Mole

The month’s issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray showcases sweetpotatoes in a a few fun ways, my favorite being this brilliant combination of mole served over roasted sweetpotato wedges! The recipe calls for ground beef or turkey sauteed in a myriad of spices like chili, coriander, allspice, cocoa and cinnamon! A sauce of chicken stock, almond butter (or peanut) and diced tomatoes is added at the end for a 5-minute simmer. Mmm, can’t wait to make this! Mole-Topped…

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