Paprika Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked sweet potato fries are a perfect way to enjoy the bounty of winter produce. paprika  baked sweet potato friesDisclosure: I received a Produce Box, mentioned here, free of charge. I was not expected to write this post. I was not financially compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.

Somethings just truly amaze me.. like landing on the moon, giving birth to a baby, the beauty of a sunset, and local fresh produce in the dead of winter ..IMG_2946

This box from the Produce Box  was delivered to my door step the first week of February.  Deliveries  for 2016 have begun! The Produce Box brings the farmer’s market to your door! You choose what you want to order and skip a week if you need to anytime. As a member you support over 50 local farmers and give back to their communities. SIGN UP HERE.(North Carolina residents only.)

This year, Laura is sharing recipes for EVERYING in your box. Today I’m posting one of them: Paprika Sweet Potato Fries. This pub food is made healthier with use of olive oil and by baking , not frying. I used smoked paprika in lieu of plain for a deep woodsy flavor. Either way, you can’t go wrong. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a member of the Produce Box  so you can enjoy delicious meals that start with local, fresh ingredients.paprika baked sweet potato fries

Paprika Sweet Potato Fries

by Laura, The Produce Box

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2 inche wedges
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss all ingredients together on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes, turning once, until tender and browned.

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Sweet and Savory Alternative to Stuffing

In only 15 minutes, you can make a side dish with broad appeal like this vegan, gluten free alternative to stuffing.
Sweet and Savory Alternative to Stuffing

Disclosure: I am a member of the Cranberry Bog Blogger Team. I received free cranberry product mentioned in this post. I was not compensated for writing this post. Opinions are my own.

The harvest of this season’s most iconic fruits is underway.  Yes,  cranberries. What comes to mind when you  you think of the tiny tart cranberry? Turkey? Baked goods? Relish?  Today,  in the  spirit of a new tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee has asked me to create a cranberry inspired holiday dish, using a few ingredients you might not associate with cranberries : oatmeal, tumeric, and pistachios, oh my!

Speaking of new traditions, do you celebrate Friendsgiving?  The word #friendsgiving cropped up only a few years ago, but I’ve gotta tell you, I’ve been celebrating this feast for decades, along with many other Americans who work weekends and holidays (you know who you are).  If you like to  gather and feast on a potluck meal with your closest friends, either on Thanksgiving or the weeks before or after, consider hosting a new tradition.  Here’s everything you always wanted to know about.. Friendsgiving.

In my humble opinion,  a good  host of any  dinner party will ensure that there are some vegan, vegetarian or allergy-conscious options  if any guests require them. When heading out to a potluck, I always aim to take something with broad appeal like this..

Sweet and Savory Alternative to Stuffing

a sweet and savory alternative to stuffing. This dish takes only 15 minutes to make, and you can satisfy your vegan and gluten free friends without disappointing any carnivores or gluten loving besties.

Tis the cranberry season. Remember to use them in your holiday meals for their taste, bright holiday color and  health benefits. Find more cranberry recipes here. And for a chance to WIN $2000, upload your Friendsgiving cranberry creations.

 

Sweet and Savory Alternative to Stuffing

Sweet & Savory Alternative to Stuffing

serves 8

by Diane Boyd

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups oatmeal, gluten free
  • 2 teaspoons tumeric
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce

Instructions

1. Boil water and add salt and turmeric.

2. Stir in oats.

3. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, stir occasionally.

4. Pour cooked oatmeal into a covered casserole. (transport in casserole and reheat in microwave prior to serving.).

5. Top with pistachios and cranberry sauce.

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