Monday, November 25, 2013
Hubby's Family's Thanksgiving & What I Brought
4 Sweet Potatoes
2+ T Earth Balance
1 t Vanilla Extract
4 T Maple Syrup
1 t Nutmeg
1 t Cinnamon
And for the top layer I melted about 1/4 C Earth Balance and sprinkled the following on top:
1/3 C Wholesome Sweeteners Coconut Sugar
1/3 C Spelt Flour
1 C Pecans
It turned out WONDERFUL if I do say so myself! It was SO SO SO Sweet! I had a bit of it with my meal and then when everyone was eating pie I had a bit more as my dessert!
Then there was this...Creative Potatoes! Again I saw a recipe similar online and tweaked it a bit. Here's what's in this dish...
1 Pound of Red Potatoes (peeled)
1 Pound Cauliflower
(I cooked and mashed both)
Splash of Hemp Milk
1 Large Onion
1 Large Sweet Orange Bell Pepper
(I cooked in skillet on stove top using "Butter" flavored Grapseed Oil)
I mixed everything together. I then added 3 T of Daiya Onion & Chive Cream Cheese as well as 1 T of Parsley and 1 T Chives. This ended up being thinner than I hoped so I added a bit of Spelt Flour and it seemed to help. I REALLY liked these. I know that a few family members are Mashed Potato Traditionalists and wouldn't even consider trying them and that's totally fine. What I really got a kick out of was one of the kids who is about 11 LOVED them...he made a mention of it TWICE. That is what made it all worth it. All-in-All I would say a SUCCESS!
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