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sweet potatoes

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This recipe is so delicious, every time I make it I get rave reviews. I made it this weekend for a Love Potion Workshop I did in partnership with Kamara Thomas of Anwyn Arts… and due to the numerous requests… I thought I’d post it here so everyone delight in this dish.

I’ve added some of the terrific health benefits of sweet potatoes down below.

It can feel a bit involved when you first make it, but it’s well worth it. And it gets better as it gets reheated.

I like to cook the sweet potatoes the day before so I don’t feel like I’m spending too much time in the kitchen.

Experiment with variations and let me know what you think…

Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Serves 6

Ingredients:

2-3 medium red fleshed Sweet-potatoes

1/3 cup unsalted organic butter (give goat butter a try)

{Vegans: replace butter with coconut oil – just reduce the amount by about 1/3}

4 large shallots, sliced thin into rounds

6 ounces fresh goat cheese

{Vegans leave this one out or replace with a seed cheese if desired}

1 teaspoon onion powder – or to taste

1 teaspoon salt – or to taste

freshly ground black pepper – or to taste

3 large eggs

{Vegans: 1 Tablespoon flax seeds plus 3 Tablespoons water replaces one egg. Finely grind 1 tablespoon whole flaxseeds in a blender or coffee grinder, or use 2 1/2 tablespoons pre-ground flaxseeds. Transfer to a bowl and beat in 3 tablespoons of water using a whisk or fork.}

Directions:

1.Preheat the oven to 350º

2. Be sure to position a rack in the center of the oven

3. Butter or Oil a 2 quart casserole dish

4. With a fork, prick each potato many times,

5. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until fork tender

6. Remove from oven and let cool until you can hold them comfortably

7. Raise oven temp to 425º

8. Cut in half and scoop flesh into a bowl

9.Heat butter (or oil) in a skillet over medium heat and sir in shallots

10. Stir frequently, until the shallots are golden and the butter has browned – about 9 min.

11. Whisk the goat cheese with until fluffy and light – 1 -2 TBS of water if the cheese is dry

12. In large bowl add onion powder, salt and pepper (a few grinds)

13. Add 3 cups of sweet potatoes and blend by hand (or with hand mixer)

14. Stir in the sautéed shallots and all of the butter (or oil) in the pan

15. Stir in the eggs one at a time

16. Add 2/3 of the sweet potato mixture in the prepped casserole dish and top with dollops of goat cheese.

17. Finish with the rest of the sweet potato mixture.

18. Bake for 30-35 minutes until goat cheese begins to color and potatoes have set.

Adapted from Supernatural Cooking

More About Sweet Potatoes

  • Cravings for sweets can be greatly reduced by adding sweet vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, beets, squash, turnips and rutabagas to your daily diet.
  • Sweet potatoes elevate blood sugar gently rather than with the jolt delivered by simple refined carbohydrates, so there’s no energy crash after you eat them.
  • Much higher in nutrients than white potatoes and especially rich in vitamin A, sweet potatoes offer a creamy consistency that is satisfying and soothing.
  • They are healing to the stomach, spleen, pancreas and reproductive organs and help to remove toxins from the body.
  • They can increase the quantity of milk in lactating women and can lessen cramps and premenstrual symptoms.

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