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

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

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Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

>Elegant Cabbage Salad

>

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

>Elegant Cabbage Salad

>

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

>Elegant Cabbage Salad

>

ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks of Comte cheese,  some walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

Elegant Cabbage Salad

M-J’s ELEGANT CABBAGE SALAD

 Click for larger view.
Elegant, Delicious  Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage 
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer. 
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice.  Your dressed cabbage  will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme 
 For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or  lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains  chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010 

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