This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A friend gave me a set of dipping spices as a gift several months ago. You know, that stuff you mix with olive oil and use to dip Italian bread? Since I'm usually by myself, I don't eat much bread. Inspiration struck tonight, so I peeled and cubed a large sweet potato and tossed it with olive oil and one of the spice mixes. Pan roasted it until the taters were brown, caramelized and tender. I wish I had a camera, the sweet potatoes were visually appetizing (and mighty tasty). I might try one of the other flavors with a regular potato next time.

7 Comments:

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

That sounds quite tasty. I have some of those dipping mixes. Then again, I'm a starch head and so is Thomas. We eat a lot of bread. Yes, I know we shouldn't, but at least it is now whole grain bread and not white/processed. We eat bread and dipping oil for a snack sometimes... :-)

February 12, 2009 at 7:03 PM

 
Blogger Arsenette said...

Ohhhhh that does sound yummy!!!!! :) I'd like to try it with regular potatoes as I'm not too particularly fond of sweet potatoes.. then again.. hubby adores sweet potatoes.

February 12, 2009 at 9:03 PM

 
Blogger chaki said...

What are in those mixes anyways. C'mon Holly, make it from scratch and let us know!!

February 13, 2009 at 6:54 AM

 
Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

HA! I have never made it from scratch. But I bet I could. Its just easy to pick it up already made in the bakery when I buy bread. I love the sundried tomato/basil/garlic mix and the rosemary/garlic mix and then... theres a french herb mix with tarragon/lavender/lemon zest/ that is really good. Incindentally, one can just finely grate parmesan cheese and black pepper into a good quality olive oil and have a fantastic dipping sauce for bread. Sometimes simple really is best. :)

February 13, 2009 at 7:28 AM

 
Blogger KMS said...

I would like to share you Some Nutrition and health benefits of Sweet Potatoes from Wikipedia:

- Besides simple starches, sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent nutrient), vitamin C, and vitamin B6.
- Despite the name "sweet", it may be a beneficial food for diabetics, as preliminary studies on animals have revealed that it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and to lower insulin resistance. Some Americans, including television personality Oprah Winfrey, are advocating increased consumption of sweet potatoes both for their health benefits and because of their importance in traditional Southern cuisine.

You can try boiled also, it's really good and healthy.

February 13, 2009 at 10:58 PM

 
Blogger chaki said...

KMS, thank you for informing us the nutritious value of sweet potatoes! Interesting. Always knew they were healthier than regular white potatoes. My kids like roasted sweet potatoes as a snack.

February 14, 2009 at 2:25 AM

 
Blogger chaki said...

KMS, thank you for informing us the nutritious value of sweet potatoes! Interesting. Always knew they were healthier than regular white potatoes. My kids like roasted sweet potatoes as a snack.

February 14, 2009 at 2:25 AM

 

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