Sweet potato sauté

Thanksgiving in a non-cooker’s kitchen Once I found myself making Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen of someone who didn’t cook. I’d ask for salt, or a pie pan, or oregano, and she’d look around and say dubiously, “I must have some somewhere around here….” It gave me a new appreciation for people who are just […]

Sweet potato fries

You need a sharp knife No, really, a sharp knife. Otherwise making sweet potato fries is no fun. But besides that, most cooking is more fun with a really sharp knife. You need sharp knives to slice apples for baked apples, or to slice onions or carrots. It’s one of the core problems of my life. I can’t seem […]

Roasted vegetables

How to make roast vegetables: Preheat oven to 350 F. Peel and cut up a potato, a sweet potato, two parsnips, and two carrots. Cut them into pieces about two bites big. Pour 1/8 cup of olive oil into a deep oven-proof casserole and add the cut up vegetables. Bake about 40 minutes or until […]

Red Lentils/ Sweet Potatoes

Colorful, bright, delicious This is another stripped-down version of several recipes from the New York Times – everybody loved it, whether with rice or with the corn pakoras. It’s very colorful and pretty on the plate, good for company. But caution: this is a lot of recipe to do all at the same time without […]