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Elegant, Nutritious Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 7:45 PM

 

Our friends at Paleo Works in Yorkshire have written a wonderful essay about a dietary marvel known as the sweet potato, which includes delightful preparation and serving suggestions. Read it HERE, and while on their page, you can read about the sensible, successful Paleo Diet. Below, please find a recipe for a health-promoting salad that I devised using yams and red cabbage or  beets. The Okinawan people of Japan have for centuries relied upon yams as a central component of their diet, and attribute their traditional great longevity to the tasty tubers.

A refreshing way to eat health-promoting vegetables, this elegant cabbage and yam salad is also a nice thing to serve your friends: red cabbage is sliced as thinly as possible, and marinated for several hours in the vinaigrette of your choice, then mixed with yams that have been cut into match-sticks and cooked in water with a bit of honey until slightly soft. The red cabbage may be substituted with beets cut into match-stick shapes and cooked until just soft, then marinated in vinaigrette.
Recipe and Photo©M-J de Mesterton
Baby Beet · Baby Beetroot · Elegant Beets · Elegant Vegetables · Root Crop

Baby Beet

Beets or beetroots can be eaten whole, with their greens, when they are small. This baby beetroot was steamed and then dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Today, April 28th, is a good time to plant such root crops. Tomorrow, April 29th is also a favourable day for planting these useful vegetables: radishes, potatoes, beets or beetroot, carrots and celeriac (celery root).
~~M-J~~
Baby Beet · Baby Beetroot · Elegant Beets · Elegant Vegetables · Root Crop

Baby Beet

Beets or beetroots can be eaten whole, with their greens, when they are small. This baby beetroot was steamed and then dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Today, April 28th, is a good time to plant such root crops. Tomorrow, April 29th is also a favourable day for planting these useful vegetables: radishes, potatoes, beets or beetroot, carrots and celeriac (celery root).
~~M-J~~