[1] Sweet potato tots with spinach. The recipe is below (photo © Bucket List Tummy | North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. [2] Tasty and nutritious: sweet potatoes from North Carolina (photo © North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. [3] The featured recipe adds spinach to the potato tots (photo © Stephen Ausmus | U.S. Agricultural Research […]

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A few years ago we suggested sweet potato toast as an alternative to avocado toast, beet toast, eggplant toast, hummus toast, mushroom toast and green pea toast. We provided a recipe from Chef François Payard, who put a gourmet twist on the sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, balsamic vinaigrette and sliced roasted sweet potatoes instead […]

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Ask someone what they like to put on their baked potato. You’ll get a variety of answers, including any and all of these: Bacon Butter Chives or scallions Crumbled/grated cheddar or other cheese Sour cream   We have a longer list here. We’ve also written about sweet potato toppings, and how they can turn a […]

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[1] Purple grapes (photo © Tijana Drndarski | Unsplash). [2] Buy whatever grapes appeal to you—as long as they’re seedless (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Cotton candy grapes, named for their extra-sweet flavor profile (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [4] Wash the grapes and let them dry thoroughly (photo © Whole Foods Market).   A trick […]

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[1] Butternut squash (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Sweet potatoes (photo © North Carolina Sweet Potatoes). [3] You can mash either butternut squash or sweet potatoes. The choice is yours (photo © Chef Ingrid Hoffmann)   It’s the time of year where lots sweet potatoes and winter squash are served up. They’re both orange, a […]

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Vegetables are delicious pickled, but so are fruits. Think sweet fruit in a spicy and tart marinade. This recipe for pickled apples, to celebrate National Apple Week, came to us from U.S. Apple. According to A Healthier Michigan, the first full week in August is National Apple Week. We can’t find other references for this […]

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[1] Churro potato chips are flavored with cinnamon and sugar (photo © Nibbles & Feasts | Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Yukon Gold potatoes (photo © Bonnie Plants).   This weekend we had a picnic dinner with our social distancing pod. Everyone contributed something. For the apéritif, we brought bottles of prosecco and homemade churro potato […]

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We recently dined at a wonderfully creative new restaurant in New York City, Frevo. A cheese course is typically served before dessert, or instead of it. Quite a few connoisseurs prefer to end dinner with cheese instead of something sweet. Our cheese course consisted of Comte cheese, shaved into pappardelle-size ribbons (fettuccine size works, too), […]

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