Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes That Are Oh So Sweet for #NationalPotatoLover’sDay!

Sweet Potato Dessert Recipes That Are Oh So Sweet for #NationalPotatoLover’sDay!

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Potatoes are such a versatile ingredient, and based on how you prepare them, the possibilities you can come up with are endless. With the help of the Food Monster App, @OneGreenPlanet decided to take a sweeter approach to potato dishes. So, we found some delicious desserts that include potatoes for you to prepare to celebrate National Potato Lover’s Day!

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Sweet potato toast

Sweet potato toast

Sweet Potato Toasts

Recipe by Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto

Cut your favorite variety of NC sweet potato into half-inch slices. Place in the toaster just as you would a slice of bread. Put it in to toast on high and once it pops up, keep repeating the process until both sides of the potato have started to brown a bit.

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Upgrade your go-to breakfast scramble with this sweet potato and avocado recipe

Upgrade your go-to breakfast scramble with this sweet potato and avocado recipe

Photo: Sterling Epicure

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What’s not to love about bowl food? You can eat it with one hand and text with the other—and the dishes are practically done as soon as the meal is over. Plus, there are endless options for mixing and matching protein and produce.

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Sweet potato spice trick, plus other seasoning dilemmas solved

Sweet potato spice trick, plus other seasoning dilemmas solved

Cookbook author Julia Turshen joined The Washington Post Food staff to answer questions about all things edible. The following are edited excerpts. Recipes whose names are capitalized can be found in the Recipe Finder at washingtonpost.com/recipes.

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Goodyear Elementary makes positive change to lunch menu

Goodyear Elementary makes positive change to lunch menu

Sherman Jenkins was all smiles as he enjoyed lunch Wednesday at Goodyear Elementary School.

On the student’s plate were the usual — chicken, fruit, milk — but there was a new addition to the menu Wednesday that excited many students.

The school added sweet potato fries to the lunch menu this week after taste-testing the new side dish among the student body.

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New York Chefs Are Discovering All the Possibilities of the Sweet Potato

New York Chefs Are Discovering All the Possibilities of the Sweet Potato

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Unlike stuffing and cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes have a life after Thanksgiving, mostly owing to the lack of much other local plant matter in the depths of a Northeast winter. But despite their availability and excellent nutritional content, the roots have yet to attain chef-driven cult-veg status like kale or Brussels sprouts. There are signs of change, though, thanks to the advent of alternative varieties that are less sweet (and less orange) than what’s generally found sub-marshmallow.

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Healthy Dessert Baked Sweet Potato [Vegan]

Healthy Dessert Baked Sweet Potato [Vegan]

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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Meat-Free Monday: Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Vegan Chili

Meat-Free Monday: Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Vegan Chili

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(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Cozy up this Meatless Monday with a nice, hearty bowl of vegan chili. This red lentil, sweet potato, and carrot chili may be vegan, but it’s jam-packed with protein and fiber.

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At Serengeti Kitchen, Touches of Memoir Dot the Menu

At Serengeti Kitchen, Touches of Memoir Dot the Menu

At Serengeti Kitchen, Touches of Memoir Dot the Menu

At Serengeti Kitchen in East Harlem, the escargots are small and dainty, demure analogues to the giant African land snails — large enough to spill over the palm of your hand — that are eaten as hors d’oeuvres in West Africa.

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