Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe is one of my favorites. After I made these, I could never go back to regular mashed potatoes. Sweet potatoes are still a starch just like regular potatoes (so not the healthiest), but their redeeming value is that they are a really good source of vitamin A. 

Mix all ingredients, and add the spices to taste. I like my food pretty spicy, so I add larger quantities of spices. After mixing all the ingredients, I like to put it back in the oven or toaster oven for several minutes to warm it up again, and to give it a little bit of a toasted taste on top.

 

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

2 Sweet Potatoes

1-2 T unsalted butter

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1-2 small carrots, shredded

1-2 T olive oil

1-2 T almond milk

1-2 T vegetable broth

2 t apple cider vinegar

2 t Nayonaise or Veganaise

1-2 T Lemon Juice

1- 2 garlic cloves

2-3 T minced red onion

1 T thyme

1 t dried rosemary

Salt, pepper, Italian herb seasoning to taste

Several dashes (maybe 1-2 T) of BRAGG Organic Sprinkle Seasoning 

Handful or two of finely chopped walnuts, almonds, or pecans

Other Add-ins:

Nutritional yeast

Sprouts 

Method 

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake the sweet potatoes for about 40-50 minutes.

2. Turn oven down to 350°F. Allow 5-10 minutes for the potatoes to cool. You still want them to be fairly hot when you mash them with the butter and cheese so that they will melt. 

3. Peel the potatoes. The skins should already be pretty loose, and should come off easily. Add potatoes to a large glass bowl. Mash them with a wooden spoon and add butter and feta cheese. Mix until butter is melted and cheese is well incorporated.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well. The mixture should not be as thick as mashed potatoes, but still thick enough to hold their form. If you want them to be a little on the thicker side though, just use less liquid (cut down on the vinegar, oil, and milk). I like mine to be thinner.

After adding everything, taste it to make sure it has enough spice. Add more if needed. 

5. Put the potatoes in an oven-safe bowl and bake for 10-20 minutes at 350°F. When the top of the mashed potatoes is starting to turn brown, remove from oven. Enjoy!

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