Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet Potato Lovin'

You guys were spot on, Hawaii does eat alot of SPAM!! Can't say I've ever tried it...

I keep forgetting to mention that Katie is having a jaw-dropping giveaway going on here! I would give an arm and a leg for a vitamix!!! Ok, maybe not, but I would jump through the roof if I scored a Vitamix! Hmmm, let's just settle on I'd be SUPER excited :)

Has anyone else heard about the claims against agave nectar? I first read this article, and then this one from a link in the comments. ~sigh~ Anyone have any insights?? It probably does boil down to what someone said: sugar is sugar is sugar, moderation is key! Yeah, gotta work on that...

I was just telling Kerstin that I'm trying to get better about using what I have on hand, and this is the first installment: sweet potatoes! Everything was delicious, but if I had to pick a favorite, the spoonbread might've taken the cake-- the goat cheese was nice and pillow-y amidst the luscious sweet potatoes... holy yum!

Barley Sweet Potato Hash from Simply Organic (recipe here)



Creamy Wild Rice Soup w/Sweet Potato Croutons from Supernatural Cooking (recipe here)



Sweet Potato Spoonbread from Supernatural Cooking (recipe here)

Instead of more trivia, I'd like to remind you of the Bake Sale for Haiti!! Bidding takes place tomorrow (the 27th), with all the proceeds going to the American Red Cross. Please go and see all the goodies available, and bid if you can! What can be better than getting some baked goods for supporting a good cause?? I'll be making up a batch of Seven Layers if you want some :) BID HERE!!!

Seven Layers

19 comments:

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oooh I love sweet potato and that spoon bread looks awesome :)

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

Such a good ode to the sweet potato!
I think sugar is sugar no matter what it's form and needs moderation. I like agave because I can use less and get the same sweetness, and I think it fills me up better than other forms of sugar, but it's still sugar without fiber after all

Erica said...

I SO need to get better about using what I have on hand too. I love the idea of Sweet Potato Croutons! Just fabulous. Hope you have a good week

Lauren said...

Sweet potato heaven! I LOVE Heidi's sweet potato wild rice soup, and have been meaning to make the spoon bread. It looks delicious!

Elina said...

Ah, that agave article scared me at first but then the company's response and some other sites seemed to contradict it so I guess I'll still keep using it until someone for sure can tell me it's bad for me. So annoying, though. I was actually trying to incorporate more of it into my diet instead of refined sugars. Hmm.
All those sp recipes sound awesome!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I didnt read the 2 articles you linked but have read neg press on agave in the past. This: sugar is sugar is sugar, moderation is key!.
Is so true.

I saw youre doing the Haiti thing, awesome! 7 layer bars, love those from my childhood!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love these sweet potato dishes!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love sweet potatoes! All those dishes look excellent!

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

holy amazing potatoes!!!! I need to try all of this:)

moretolifethanlettuce said...

i don't even know what spoonbread is, but i want some of that! sweet potatoes galore! i've never had spam, but i knew that about hawaii for some reason haha. i've also never tried agave nectar, but i'm interested in teh pros/cons!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

I absolutely LOVE sweet potatoes too! I just made twice baked ones that rock. Great post :)

Elra said...

Sweet potato is one of my favorite ingredient for bread. Healthy, sweet and delicious!

Kelly said...

Sweet potatoes might be the most perfect food! Love it! :)

brandi said...

gah, that runny egg is killing me! :) I should use sweet potatoes more oftne, too.

Joanne said...

I have been so bad about using things up lately. I have had two sweet potatoes sitting on my counter for WEEKS. What is WRONG with me?

All of these sweet potato dishes look excellent. Especially that spoonbread...need to go look at the recipe.

chrystad72 said...

woohoo for sweet potatoes. I love them! Super tasty and so good for you. That spoon bread looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you having an awesome day!

Jess said...

The spoonbread looks amazing!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What delicious sweet potatoes!! I think the spoonbread is my favorite too!

Kerstin said...

Your spoonbread does look fabulous! I'm always looking for more sweet potato recipes because we always have them in our pantry :)

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