Nacho Sweet Potato Fries

Difficulty: Easy Serves 1-2 If there's one thing better than sweet potato fries, it's regular potato fries but sometimes that's just not possible so we'll settle for the slightly less better thing; loaded sweet potato fries. Stuff my Nacho Sweet Potato Fries in your gob and you'll want to make them whenever regular potato fries aren't an option. All jokes aside, they are bloody delicious. I promise. Ingredients Baked Sweet Potato Fries (recipe here) Mince Mixture 1/2 cup TVP 1/2 beef style stock cube 1/3 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 cup cooked red kidney beans, drained 1/4 cup passata Guacamole 1 avocado 1 tablespoon...

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Sweet Potato + Brown Rice Burgers

Difficulty: Easy Makes 4 Burgers are LIT but when I eat them, you'll usually find me chomping on some kind of mock meat variety. Every now and then I like to tuck in to a true "veggie burger" and this one is so freaking easy you'll find yourself doing the very same. Prep 'em in advance, pop 'em in the fridge and with a little salad and/or a bun you've got a quick lunch or dinner option ready to go. Ingredients 300g sweet potato 1 cup cooked brown rice (ain't no shame in using microwave rice - so quick!) 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley stalks 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon soy sauce ...

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Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Difficulty: Easy Serves 2 This is the perfect winter salad. Seriously. It's pretty healthy, filling and totally tasty which is everything you want in a meal, right? You don't need to use these exact ingredients, just use it as a guide and chuck in whatever you have lying around that you think will work. Just keep it simple, that's the key. Ingredients 1 small parsnip 1 medium beetroot 1 medium white sweet potato 1 small red onion 5 cloves garlic Spray olive oil 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 bunch baby cos lettuce Handful beetroot leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil Squeeze lemon juice 2 tablespoons pine nuts Salt and pepper to taste Method Preheat oven to 200°C with a lined baking tray. Wash the root vegetables thoroughly and chop into 2cmx2cm chunks. Keep the beetroot separate from the rest of...

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Difficulty: Easy Serves 4 Nothing screams winter like root vegetables and so I decided to whip some up to serve with pies that I had made. Beetroot, sweet potato, turnip and parsnips make this a winter delight to behold.  The next day I popped the leftovers on some sourdough, covered with Cheezly and made an made a melt. I had a seriously bitchin' taste situation going on there! Ingredients 2 small turnips, cut into chunks 2 parsnips, cut into chunks 1 medium sweet potato, cut into chunks 2 beetroot, cut into chunks 1 sprig fresh rosemary 3 tablespoons olive oil Method Preheat oven to 220°C and grease 2 baking trays. Leave the trays in the oven. Fill a saucepan with water, add the turnips, parsnips and sweet potato. Keep the beetroot aside. Bring...

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Candied Yams

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Serves 4 (as a side dish) Another soul food inspired dish coming right up! Candied yams are basically sweet potatoes baked in a sweet, sticky sauce. Not one for the diet conscious but definitely one for the taste conscious, these little babies are the perfect side dish to a delightful winter meal. Ingredients 1 very large sweet potato (the biggest you can find), peeled 1/2 cup Nuttelex 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Method Cube the sweet potato before boiling in a saucepan until about three quarters of the way cooked. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Melt the Nuttelex in a saucepan before adding the sugar mixture and vanilla. Drain the sweet potato and transfer to...

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