Sweet Potato + Brown Rice Burgers

Sweet Potato 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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