Posts tagged sweet potato
Ode to Fall Veggies

It’s officially fall, and I can say without a doubt that my absolute favorite season has arrived. As much as I love swimming in the lake in the summer with the dogs, or taking them up to the snow in the winter, and as much as I love to see my terrace flowers and plants come to life in the spring, fall just screams my name. I partly blame The Gilmore Girls for this fall fascination. Is it just me or did it feel like 90% of that show happened in the fall, and featured the most gorgeous New England fall foliage and weather all the time? I also blame it on Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan when in the midst of one of my favorite romantic comedies and a total tribute to books and the reading life, they discuss the fall and bouquets of sharpened pencils. I don’t miss much about being in school, but reading and analyzing books with my high school teacher Liz is one of those things I look back on fondly, the other is shopping for school supplies at the stationary store, so bouquets of sharpened pencils sounds just about right.

In today’s episode though, we won’t be talking about my pluviophile nature, or the fact that fall trees just make a city that much more beautiful, we’re getting our cooking on and talking about fall veggies and what to do with them. I’m going to give you a brief list of some of my fall favorite vegetables, and give you one or two quick ideas of how you can turn them into dinner tonight. Sound good? Let’s do this thing! Although it will be all about the veggies today, I’m including some fall fruits like apples, figs and pomegranates within the ideas for each veg, so you can max out the savings and deliciousness of the farmer’s market this time of year.

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Crispy Oven Sweet Potato Fries

This post is all about the story we've all been through to try to get our sweet potato fries crispy. The potato, I mean the regular spud, set us up for failure many moons ago. Why is it so perfectly crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside every single time? Even when you make them in the oven?

Let's face it, potatoes rock. I was a total meat and potatoes kid growing up, and after I went vegan my love of potatoes remained. Sweet potatoes are no exception, I love them to death and eat them much more frequently than regular potatoes now because they are so ridiculously packed with nutrition! We have become frenemies on occasion though, every single time I tried to make oven fries with them and they came out soggy. Sigh...

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