A roundup of the best gluten free and vegetarian recipes, you say? You got it! This Meatless Monday, I'm all about sweet potatoes -- an unmistakable fall flavor, from marshmallow covered casseroles at Thanksgiving (um, aren't those candied yams, anyway?), sweet potatoes are an amazing food that is seriously underappreciated! Sweet potatoes deserve to be known for more than just a healthier french fry or a traditional Thanksgiving side dish - this super starch is as versatile as its common not-so-sweet cousin. Nutritionally, sweet potatoes aren't doing too badly either: rich in dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamin A/beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin B6, they are definitely a healthier alternative to plain ol' white potatoes. Here are 5 of my favorite gluten free & vegetarian sweet potato recipes that might just inspire you to head out to the grocery store and pick some up for dinner - tonight!
What's your favorite sweet potato recipe? Let me know!
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Chanterelles & Sage
Life can't get any better when you have this dish in front of you! And a freebie homemade gnocchi tutorial, too! Be sure to use gluten free flour to make your dumplings, and a blend including potato starch will yield the best results. (Seen above!)
Sweet Potato Tacos with Smoked Mozzarella
This taco recipe will have you looking at both tacos and sweet potatoes in a whole new way! Crispy, creamy, cheesy, spicy - yum in a tortilla!
Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup
This hearty vegan soup is perfect for curling up with a book on a chilly evening or afternoon.
Roasted Sweet Potato & Beet Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette
An innovative combination of fall's Greatest Hits: beets, sweet potatoes and a little truffle oil make for a deliciously addictive salad.
Sweet Potato Cakes with Chipotle Black Bean Salsa
Creamy sweet potatoes, smoky-spicy chipotle peppers and a black bean salsa all topped off with sour cream - dinner just got a whole lot more exciting! Again, be sure to use gluten free flour to make the sweet potato cakes!
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