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LETS GET CREATIVE WITH SWEET POTATOES

LETS GET CREATIVE WITH SWEET POTATOES

By Ruvimbo Jeche

Each season I fight with my mum coz I can’t bear having the same food over and over again. I mean I can’t have mbambaira or manhanga each time I need to have my tea. I know this is a story many folks can relate to. But then I just think, why can’t we be creative for once and try out recipes with whatever that will be in our garden. So today vaMudhumeni picked sweet potatoes for you. You can try all sorts of recipes with eat and enjoy their health benefits and tastiness.

How about a Crispy, Healthy Snack? Try munching on sweet potato chips. Thinly slice a large sweet potato and brush lightly with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.

Add a Twist to Your Sandwiches. Cut thin slices of cooked sweet potatoes and add to your favorite sandwich or wrap instead of tomatoes.

The New Potato Salad. Substitute sweet potatoes for regular spuds in your favorite potato salad recipe.

Grill ’em! Slice sweet potatoes into thick ½ inch rounds and grill until lightly browned.
Drizzle with lime juice.

Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet potato fries make a delicious treat. Quarter sweet potatoes and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 40-60 minutes. For a spicy twist, add a dash of cayenne pepper.

Would need a book for sweet potato recipe’s to get through all the fun ways there are to prepare sweet potatoes. However since we don’t want to overwhelm you, just try out some of these tricks and enjoy your sweet potatoes from farm to table and enjoy all the health benefits they come with.

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