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Mashed Pumpkin Sweeties

Pumpkins and apples and leaves, oh my!  Fall is upon us, and so is the abundance of canned pumpkin.  Pumpkin has a ton of fiber and not many calories, so I had to get my fill this time of year.  I made mashed sweet potatoes with pumpkin… what a great fall side dish!

Mashed Pumpkin Sweeties

Pieces:

  1. 2 sweet potatoes
  2. one half of a can of pumpkin
  3. one half cup apple cider
  4. 2 tbsp. vegan butter
  5. 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  6. 2 tsp. cinnamon
  7. Salt and pepper

Process:

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Steam or microwave the sweet potato cubes until soft (about 10 minutes).
  3. In a large pan, add the soft sweet potatoes, pumpkin, apple cider, vegan butter, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  4. Mash until desired consistency.
  5. Serve hot.

 

Happy Allergy Fall Eating!

 

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Sweet Potato Hash Brown Beginnings

Weekend mornings are a time to sleep in, enjoy a big mug of coffee, and make a big breakfast… at least mine are!  This morning, I made hash browns with sweet potatoes, onions, and paprika and then started thinking about all the different combinations you could make with this base.  The sweet potatoes and onions are delicious on their own, but if you were making a big breakfast, there are plenty of add ins you could use.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Pieces:

  1. one sweet potato, peeled and chopped into matchsticks with a mandolin
  2. 3 tbsp. chopped onion
  3. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  4. one half teaspoon each, sea salt and pepper
  5. 1 tsp. smoked paprika

Process:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saute pan.
  2. Stir 5-7 minutes over medium heat, until sweet potatoes and onion get tender.
  3. Serve hot with your favorite breakfast add ins.

 

Other ideas and combinations:

  • serve with ketchup or BBQ sauce
  • add brown sugar and a drizzle of honey
  • add your favorite sausage… mine is kielbasa
  • add chopped green and red peppers
  • serve with rosemary, thyme, and lemon juice
  • add white potato matchsticks
  • serve with a dollop of sour cream and chopped chives
  • put on top of a waffle with some maple syrup

Happy Allergy Free Breakfasting!

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Curried Sweet Potato Stir Fry

In the mood for something a little different this weekend, I made a curry stir fry.  I used tofu, sweet potatoes, and red peppers.  I know that tofu is not everyone’s favorite… so this recipe would be just as good with chicken.  And for those that are afraid of curry… this would be a good recipe to dip your toe into.  It has great curry flavor, but isn’t too overwhelming.  I think that is what is so great about stir fry… you can always tweak it to what your individual tastes are.

Curried Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Pieces:

  1. one block of tofu, cut into bite sized pieces and dried on towels
  2. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  4. 1 large red pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
  5. one half of an onion, cut into bite sized pieces
  6. 2 tbsp. yellow curry powder
  7. 2 tsp. cinnamon sugar (or 1 tsp. of each)
  8. 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  10. one half cup dried cranberries

Process:

  1. To prep the tofu… cut into small blocks and set in between two towels for an hour to dry out.
  2. In a large saute pan, add the olive oil and tofu pieces.
  3. Let sit on medium high heat for about 4 minutes…then flip the tofu to brown the other sides.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes, red pepper, onion, curry powder, cinnamon sugar, paprika, and salt and pepper.
  5. Stir every few minutes to make sure that all sides get browned.
  6. When everything is just about tender, add the dried cranberries and stir for the last couple minutes.
  7. Serve hot.  Can also serve over rice.

Happy Allergy Free Eating!  Try something new.

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Sweets and Beets

Beets.  You either love them or hate them.  I found out that I love them a year ago when a close friend made me try a salad that had beets on it.  I was very skeptical, but took the first bite and couldn’t believe what I had been missing out on!  I love their smokey, woody taste because they are so different than any other vegetable.  I enjoy roasting my own beets in the oven, but wanted a beet recipe that didn’t take much time after a long work day.  And so came Sweets and Beets with Rosemary Garlic Sauce.  A great hearty side dish for any meal!

Sweets and Beets with Rosemary Garlic Sauce

Pieces:

  1. 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into quarter inch rounds
  2. 2 cans beets (cut in rounds), drained
  3. olive oil for misting
  4. salt and pepper for seasoning
  5. 3 tbsp. olive oil
  6. 1 tsp. lemon juice
  7. 1 tsp. chopped garlic
  8. 1 tsp. chopped rosemary (preferably fresh)

Process:

  1. On a cookie sheet, spread the sweet potato rounds and drained beet rounds.
  2. Mist with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes, until the sweets are tender.
  4. While the sweets and beets are roasting, make the sauce by combining olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and rosemary. Whisk to combine.
  5. When the sweets and beets are done cooking, toss them with the rosemary garlic sauce.
  6. Serve hot.

 

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

 

 

 

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Egg Nog Sweets

About this time of year, I buy more coconut milk eggnog than I can actually drink… purely because I can only buy it once a year.  So, looking for ways to use it, I made Baked Egg Nog Sweet Potatoes.  I love sweet potatoes, and the eggnog was a great seasonal way to enjoy them!

Baked Egg Nog Sweet Potatoes

Pieces:

  1. 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into very small pieces.  I cut them into disks, and then each disk into fourths.
  2. three quarters cup coconut milk egg nog
  3. three quarters cup brown sugar
  4. 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 2 tbsp. vegan butter

Process:

  1. Microwave the sweet potatoes pieces on high for 4 minutes to tenderize them.
  2. In a baking pan, combine the sweet potatoes, egg nog, sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Stir together and serve hot.

(If you want more of a casserole or souffle dish, add 2 tbsp. gluten free flour and 1 beaten egg)

 

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

 

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Potato Potato Beef Stew

Fall is the time to bring out the crock pot!  I love coming home to a meal cooking in the crock pot… the savory smells, the prep work that was already done, and the knowing that a hot meal is only minutes away.  Here is my hearty beef stew that is perfect for a cool fall night…

Potato Potato Beef Stew

Pieces:

  1. 1 lb. small white potatoes, cut into bite size pieces (quartered)
  2. 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  3. 6 carrots, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  4. 6 parsnips, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  5. one half cup chopped onion
  6. 2 cans garlic and onion canned tomatoes, drained
  7. 2 lbs. sirloin meat tips
  8. one half cup red wine
  9. one half cup apple cider
  10. 2 tbsp. chopped rosemary, thyme, parsley
  11. 2 tbsp. cumin
  12. 1 tsp. garlic salt and pepper

Process:

  1. Put all pieces in the crockpot and heat on low for 5-5.5 hours.
  2. Stir occasionally.
  3. Serve hot!

Before…

And after a day of cooking with just a little heat and time…

Ready to eat!

Happy Allergy Free Eating… and stewing!

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Apple Cinnamon Shmash

Mashed potatoes usually involve heavy cream and butter… which is not only not allergy friendly, but also unhealthy.  So I made a non-dairy and healthy mashed potato option this week.  I adore sweet potatoes… they are much healthier than white potatoes because they have more antioxidants, and I think they taste so much better.  So, given the fall season, I made apple cinnamon shmashed sweet potatoes!

Apple Cinnamon Shmash

Pieces:

  1. 4 sweet potatoes, peeled
  2. olive oil for misting, about 2 tbsp.
  3. 1 cup apple cider
  4. 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp. nutmeg
  6. 1 tbsp. honey
  7. 1 tbsp. vegan butter
  8. salt and pepper to season, about 1 tsp. each

Process:

  1. Chop the peeled sweet potatoes into quarter inch rounds.
  2. On a lightly greased cookie sheet, spread out the sweet potato rounds and lightly spray with olive oil.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes, until fork tender.
  4. In a medium pot, place the tender sweet potato rounds.  Add the apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, vegan butter, and salt/pepper.
  5. Mix together with a hand mixer until combined.
  6. Serve hot!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

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