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Sweet Potatoes

A classic on every Thanksgiving table, sweet potatoes usually get sweetened beyond edibility into some type of gooey marshmallow blob. This year, keep the sweet potatoes' integrity by preparing the spuds in a more refined way. After all, the bright orange roots are packed with beta-carotene and can be a very healthy side if you go light on the butter and sugar. Nearly every Greenmarket vendor was stocked to the max with sweet potatoes, so pick up a couple pounds and whip them into this creamy, vegan-friendly twist on mashed potatoes or chop them up and roasted them with a drizzling of maple syrup.

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  1. jameswilson November 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Eat you vegetables children..Brussels sprouts are “brain-food,” which I need a few tons of…daily. Today, when I think of Brussels sprouts, I think of the movie with Elaine May and Walter Matthau; “A New Leaf”.
    I also think, nay.. “feel” of the way my wife prepared them. She did some kind of a sauce and a glaze. Our Thanksgiving table, back in the very old days, had at least a dozen vegetables on the table and side-board.

  2. JennaK November 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Support your local farmers by purchasing locally resourced foods. Farmers markets and community supported agriculture groups are a great place to find fresh and wonderful foods.