Fall Blogorama: Sweet Potato; Simple, Savory, Nasty, Sweet, and Almost Famous (not necessarily in that order)

Prompted by a friend that likes the photos and food ideas posted on the Beth and the Biscuit Facebook page, I’ve put together a few zoomy items that would feel good this fall. These recipes and meals come from phenom bloggers I admire for their food and/or food and photography.

If you cook like I do, these recipes are IDEAS that point to a tasty plate, they are NOT the tasty plate. It becomes a spiritual exercise. A Food Yoga. Look to your Farmer’s Markets for alternate colors and flavors.

Simple Market Plate: from Carrie on Vegan

What’s in it? Warming up this plate for the fall, I’ve adjusted the meal slightly to what appeals to me now at the Farmer’s Market. Baked sweet potato, sautéed spinach or fall greens, beans (I’d make chili or barbecue beans, personally), caramelized onions, roasted beets (or pickled – yum), and Carrie’s vegan take on Bob’s Big Boy Roquefort cheese spread.

Simple Plate

Simple Plate

Savory: Sweet Potato Tacos from Sarah di Grazia.
sweet potato taco di grazia

What’s in it? Well, you’ll need: onion, small yellow squash, small zucchini, broccoli florets, bag meatless beef grounds** (or lentils if you’re foregoing the faux), black olives, black beans, olive oil, jalapeños, Greek yogurt, cilantro, hot sauce, sweet potatoes

NASTY: Sweet Potato “Po’ Boy” with Creamy Southern Coleslaw from Barb at That Was Vegan?

Seriously? Well…OK then. What’s in it? Barb’s recipe for beer-battered sweet potatoes. Yee-haa!!

Beer-Battered Sweet Potato "Po'Boy"

Beer-Battered Sweet Potato

Almost Famous: Mushroom + Stout Pot Pies with Sweet Potato Crusts; Laura’s amazing recipe from The First Mess

This blog is worth a look just for the photographs alone. Total food porn.

What’s in it? Grapeseed or other neutral oil, shallots, leek, thyme, garlic, tomato paste, mixed mushrooms, (spelt flour (or GF flour/blend of choice–I’ve read that sorghum flour is great for thickening sauces), stout or other dark, heavy beer (Source out a darker GF beer or use red wine instead if you can’t consume gluten), balsamic vinegar, tamari soy sauce, pitted kalamata olives, parsley, small sweet potatoes

Mushroom + Stout Vegan Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crusts

Mushroom + Stout Vegan Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crusts

SchaWeet!: Sweet Potato Casserole Blondies from Maggie Muggins; The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado. Vegan MoFo, Day 16, Sickly Sweet Sundays

This is a beautiful weekend treat recipe when you’ve got some sweet potatoes already baked and are desirous to WOW yourself.

Sweet Potato Blondie

Sweet Potato Blondie

What’s in it? Sweet potato puree, canola oil, brown sugar, white sugar, ground flax seed, non-dairy milk, vanilla, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, marshmallows, candied pecans, caramel sauce.

Enjoy. Let me know what you think of these ideas in the comment section below. See ya!

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