Because delicious & healthy aren't mutually exclusive.

IMG_0040As a general rule, I’m more into savory than I am into sweet (thus my resolution to eat more fruit this year). And for another general rule in my world (no, really, it’s a very happy world), I love my sweet potatoes with salt and pepper, but not so much with syrup and sugar. I’m not Buddy, folks.


Buddy: We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.


But I made an exception the other day when looking for something to pair with the Hottie Black-Eyed Peas from Appetite for Reduction. Isa actually recommends the two dishes together for their nice complement of flavors, so I took her advice and added apples to my sweet potatoes. I figured doing this would at least give me my apple for the day.

And then the unexpected happened: I actually liked them! Honest! I thought these tasted yummy, and I would recommend them to my friends and to the complete strangers who read YumVeg! You should definitely try this blend of sweet potato with apples, but peeling both first is essential.

Here’s the other unexpected bonus: my daughter liked them, too! She tolerates sweet potatoes, at best, but never out and out likes them. (I know. I’m not sure where I went wrong, either.)

The end result is a creamy, slightly sweet flavor that really does pare beautifully with the Hottie Black-Eyed Peas. I added a batch of fresh cinnamon muffins to the table for the final touch, and dinner was a success.

Admittedly, however, I will likely go back to eating my sweet potatoes with salt and pepper, but at least I can say I have options now, right?!

1 Comment

  1. I’m not big on really sweet things either especially sweetened sweet potatoes. But, I definitely agree. These were just the right amount of sweetness and super tasty.

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