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Posted by: Ben_Lamers (Guest), Saturday, June 9, 2007, 3:13am
i love sweet potatos. in fact, im cooking one right now  :P

but i was wondering...any advice on what to eeat it with? obviously not meat. i'm getting ready to go to bed, so take that into account. is it ok to eat it with a lot of butter or no? is it ok to eat it a lot with spices? specifically turmeric? What do people think about microwaving potatos...and last of all, i got this sweet potato about 3 weeks ago and this purple stuff started growing all over it, it looked like from another planet. my friend told me i shouldnt eat something like that, but i dont know.

I havnt tried turmeric and sweet potato together but them both being orange makes it sound so good.  :P :P :P

sorry if this doesnt quite fit as a post, but i felt like i wanted to talk about sweet pototaoes.  :D. they are delicisou!
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 3:28am; Reply: 1
Usually plain or with other veggies. Check out the recent carob thread where I posted a carob - sweet potato thing. I usually wind up having some kind of protein (meat or fish) since I only eat a couple times a day, hard not to mix starch and protein at at leat one meal.  ;)
Posted by: Debra+, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 3:30am; Reply: 2
Purple stuff?  As in mold or as in sprouts coming out of it?  Either way it is probably too old to eat.  I like to eat mine with ghee or olive oil.   I don't eat anything out of the microwave though.  Steamed or baked or french fried (in grapeseed oil) sweet potatoes.

Debra:)
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 4:01am; Reply: 3
Ben,

I had a sweet potato grow purple...  It was moldy...  I wouldn't eat it.

I do enjoy sweet potatoes.  I have eaten them baked, topped with ghee and cooked with other vegetables in a soup or vegetable stew.  I have also had them as a fruity dish made with apples and pineapple.  There are many different spicing combinations, as well.  
Posted by: Brighid45, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 3:29pm; Reply: 4
Purple stuff on a sweet potato is probably a mold of some kind. It's definitely too old to eat when it's got little civilizations on it, worshipping you as the All-Seeing Eye of the Universe. :)

I like my taters savory, probably because of all the nasty sickeningly sweet candied 'yams' we got served at Thanksgiving dinners. :P Try serving them with ghee or olive oil, cumin, garlic, and grilled onions. If you want a kick of heat, some hot sauce or cayenne is nice too. I like to bake mine stacked in a slow cooker, about 4-5 hours on the LOW setting. Great with sauteed greens!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, June 9, 2007, 3:36pm; Reply: 5
bäääää     >:( :P :( :P ;) ;D ;D
Posted by: 84 (Guest), Saturday, June 9, 2007, 4:10pm; Reply: 6
I like to make some 'potato salad' with homemade mayo. So yummy.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 6:02pm; Reply: 7
Hey Ben,
That's a great post!  And I am a great sweet potato lover also.  I have one nearly every day, and it's always my evening meal.  Like Lloyd, I eat it with protein.  There are some foods that I need to be careful about food combining, but for me, sweet potatoes go wonderfully with baked wild salmon, halibut, cod or canned sardines or tuna.  Probably any fish would work, but those are my favorites.  I don't ever eat them with red meat or grains.

My favorite way to prepare them is baked whole in their skins.  And I like the traditional sweet potato best of all.  They have light tan skins and yellow insides.  Very creamy texture and sweet.  I'm not a fan of the garnet.  It is often stringy and the texture is a bit "wet" for my tastes.

I think if you like savory tastes, tumeric would go well with sweet potatoes.  But then, I love tumeric with just about everything.

I don't ever microwave.  Ugh!  Frankenfood!   ;-)
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 7:22pm; Reply: 8
Care to share your sweet potato salad recipe, what do you put in it besides cooked cubed sweet potatoes and home made mayo.  I use to make potato salad with white potatoes, but don't know if the same veggies (celery, radishes, minced dill pickle, mustard ) would go well in it ( know dill pickle is an avoid, so would eliminate it for sure) and would probably use tumeric instead of mustard, and pepper corn and sea salt instead of salt and pepper of long ago.  Any other tried sweet potato salad? want to share?
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 8:10pm; Reply: 9
I love sweet potatoes. :K)
I bake mine and eat with butter and salt.  Yummy!
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 8:53pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from geminisue
Any other tried sweet potato salad? want to share?


I don't dare make sweet potato salad...  My wife(A) already thinks I eat sweet potatoes to torture her...  She has always loved them, but they are avoid for As...  I used to dislike sweet potatoes, but I think it was the corn syrup in the canned version or the marshmallows that were always put on top... :P :-/ ::)

Posted by: Lisalea, Saturday, June 9, 2007, 10:33pm; Reply: 11
I absolutely love Sweet Potatoes !!!
I usually eat it with molasses and nutmeg and some walnuts or a couple tablespoons of Almond butter and/or plain yogurt !!!
Soooo yummmmii :P ;) :) ;D :D
Posted by: jayneeo, Sunday, June 10, 2007, 12:13am; Reply: 12
.lisalea...you know how to eat...that sounds so good.
last night my son and his daughter (the adorable granddaughter) an his girlfriend came over for dinner and we had some sauvignon blanc first mostly because the weather was summery...later, a zin, and I made a crossrib roast on the barbecue (in a roasting pan) and put some small sweet potatoes up on a shelf in the barbecue.....which I served with a big salad and brown rice. Everyone was looking around for more sweet potatoes....they came out so soft and almost caramelized.... well, it was a great meal.
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, June 11, 2007, 12:24am; Reply: 13
Quoted from jayneeo
.lisalea...you know how to eat...that sounds so good.

U should try it jayneeo :K)  :) ;D

Quoted from jayneeo
...  some small sweet potatoes up on a shelf in the barbecue.....which I served with a big salad and brown rice. Everyone was looking around for more sweet potatoes....they came out so soft and almost caramelized.... well, it was a great meal.

Now THAT sounds heavenly !!  :o ;)
Posted by: 562 (Guest), Monday, June 11, 2007, 5:02am; Reply: 14
I love sweet potatoes

I have one mashed with water for breakfast most days.
I often have sweet potato chips too - with chilli, oregano, cumin, ground corriander and olive oil on top - yum
Also sweet potato as a desert - mashed with a sprinkle of brown sugar and walnuts

I have been called sweet potato obsessed
:)
Posted by: Brighid45, Monday, June 11, 2007, 10:38am; Reply: 15
If you're interested there's an idea for sweet potato salad in my blog archive. Go here:

http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/hind/archives/00000014.htm

Sweet potato salad made with olive oil dressing is a nice change of pace and goes well with fish or cold chicken. :)
Posted by: ruthie, Monday, June 11, 2007, 12:17pm; Reply: 16
Yeah Sweet Potatoes...

I dearly love them.  When I was a kid out in the country, everyone grew a sweet potato patch.
As I became older, I noticed that I had gas after eating them.  Upon discovering BTD...it was all explained.
Now I only have some at Thanksgiving and pay the price.  I am so envious on this score.
namaste
ruthie
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, June 11, 2007, 5:02pm; Reply: 17
When I was a little girl and wanted a snack, my mother would often bake a sweet potato in the skin, and when it was done, she would cut off the tip, poke a hole in the end and stuff in some butter.  I would take it out to play with me and eat it on the go.  It was like eating an ice cream sundae as far as I was concerned!  :-)
Posted by: ruthie, Monday, June 11, 2007, 5:10pm; Reply: 18
Victoria...we had a fireplace and would put them on the grate or sometimes in the ashes...just cut them open and put in some churned butter...I loved the skins best of all...makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
namaste
ruthie
Posted by: OSuzanna, Monday, June 11, 2007, 6:10pm; Reply: 19
I adore sweet potatoes, usually end up eating them microwaved with little or no butter.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Monday, June 11, 2007, 8:42pm; Reply: 20
Ruthie, do you remember the Victory gardens?  Did you grow up in the South that you remember people growing sweet potatoes?  I grew up in Virginia.
Posted by: mikeo, Monday, June 11, 2007, 8:43pm; Reply: 21
sweet potatoes....mashed with crushed garlic and a little ghee
Posted by: ruthie, Monday, June 11, 2007, 10:20pm; Reply: 22
New Hampshire Gal...I grew up deep in Southern part of Illinois.  I am talking about time way before victory gardens.  We grew what we ate or else...but yes I remember victory gardens as I was a teenager by then.  That was WW11, and I was jitterbugging and swooning over Sinatra.
namaste
ruthie
Posted by: Alia Vo, Monday, June 11, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 23
There are alot of great suggestions and ideas in this thread, everyone.

From my recollection of eating sweet potatoes long ago, I probably ate them as both a savory and a sweet food item.

Spices, ghee/butter, compliant dairy could be added to make a nice sidedish.

Agave syryp, maple syrup, vegetable glycerine, blackstrap molasses, or any compliant sweetener could be added to add a sweet touch.

They are very versatile as they can be steamed, grilled, baked, water sauteed over the stovetop, boiled in a broth/liquid.

And yes...tumeric would be great on sweet potatoes.  I enjoy the beautiful color and the unique, astringent flavor tumeric offers to foods.

Alia
Posted by: Drea, Monday, June 11, 2007, 10:50pm; Reply: 24
I love sweet potatoes, but they don't love me. Pre-BTD, my favorite way to eat them was with a little lime juice. The sweet from the potato contrasts nicely with the sour from the lime.
Posted by: angel, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 5:54am; Reply: 25
Love those sweet potatoes. Both sweet and savory. On thanksgiving I serve whipped sweet potatoes and they are and ingredient in my two rice stuffings I serve. My oldest won't eat them cooked, but will eat them raw. I would like to find a source for seed sweet potatoe to grow in my garden this summer.
Posted by: accidental_chef, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 12:03pm; Reply: 26
Sweet potato stew with sweet potato leaves, sweet & savoury and really delicious!
Posted by: 476 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 4:39pm; Reply: 27
Just so all you untested secretor status A's out there who are wishing they could have sweet potatos know, you can have sweet potatos if you are a nonsecretor A. They become a neutral. They seem to do ok with me if I dont have them too much. I also love sweet potato shreaded pancakes.
Posted by: 1192 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 6:07pm; Reply: 28
ah!  I LOVE SWEET POTATOES.  I was very disappointed when i found out they were an "avoid" for my blood type....  :(
Posted by: slee, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 6:52pm; Reply: 29
Okay, tell me the secret. Looks like i'm way out numbered here. I do not like sweet potatoes :(
I've tried them in sweet dishes in my youth.... yuck who ever thought to add marshmellows to them?
I have tried them baked lately and they are so-so.
Maybe I'm just missing something, but I can't get past the sweetness of them.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 7:59pm; Reply: 30
I originally started eating sweet potatoes by putting a cranberry, pineapple compote on them...  The fruit definitely takes the sweet out of them...
Posted by: jayneeo, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 8:48pm; Reply: 31
yesterday I bought a hannah and a japan sweet potato....they are each a lighter creamy color...I shall see which one is best....and let you know...
Posted by: 1465 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 32
My hubby and I LOVE to eat our sweet potatoes this way:  We dice them like you would for hashbrowns and then saute them in olive oil with minced garlic and various herbs (basil, parsley, etc)...or we cut them into bite sized pieces and brush with olive oil, garlic, herbs, etc and roast them in the oven or on the BBQ...DELICIOUS!!!
Posted by: jayneeo, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 11:35pm; Reply: 33
that's inspiring! thanks.
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 3:01am; Reply: 34
omigosh, the hannah is so creamy textured and mild, just delicious. Tomorrow I'll eat the japan.....as I recall it is sweeter, as in very sweet, but starchy, too.
Posted by: Schluggell, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 8:01am; Reply: 35
For me Eating it with anything other than just Sweet Cream Butter is too much...Salt & Garlic takes away from the subtle flavour of the vegetable itself.

Another way to prepare it though is a sort of 'Casserole' - Plums, Nectarines, Apples, etc. Covered & Baked plain, If worried a little Ghee or EVO in the dish. Very good even for a Vegan Main course.
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 4:37pm; Reply: 36
oh yeah, the casserole sounds so good!
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 4:55pm; Reply: 37
Ruthie, I've been to southern Illinois and southern Indiana and love them both. I also remember the jitterbug but I have to say I was not enamoured of Frankie.  I was stuck-up at the time and thought anyone who would scream and swoon were not sophisticated.  Sophistication was a big thing with me, then, and I probably got that idea from the movie stars of that time.  I've changed a lot and I do like Frankie, now, even though he's dead!

I like sweet potatoes with butter and salt, as I said, but I'll take them any way they're presented, except with marshmallows  :P   ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 5:49pm; Reply: 38
When I go to friends' houses for potluck dinners, my contribution is always whole baked sweet potatoes.  I'll cut the baked SW's into rounds and lay them all out on a nice platter.  Then I dab butter or ghee over the entire assortment.  They're always a hit, and I always have something to eat that way.  Amazing how people go crazy for such a simple food at potlucks.  With all the mix-match, the sweet potatoes just disappear!
Posted by: 1192 (Guest), Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 7:50pm; Reply: 39
Quoted Text
" Just so all you untested secretor status A's out there who are wishing they could have sweet potatos know, you can have sweet potatos if you are a nonsecretor A. They become a neutral. They seem to do ok with me if I dont have them too much. I also love sweet potato shreaded pancakes."


ah, i really do need to get my secretor status test thing done.  tomatoes and sweet potatoes, 2 of my all time fav. foods....
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 8:58pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from brianssong


ah, i really do need to get my secretor status test thing done.  tomatoes and sweet potatoes, 2 of my all time fav. foods....


brianssong, your shield indicates that you are a secretor...have you not taken the saliva test yet?  ??)
Posted by: Schluggell, Thursday, June 14, 2007, 7:52am; Reply: 41
Quoted from jayneeo
... a hannah and a japan sweet potato...


??? Can't wait to hear the verdict....

I recall now that the Phillippines make an ice cream with Ube.
The english labels always says Yam - But I disagree.
Its quite good actually. Though a sort of ghastly Greyish-Purple colour.

Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Thursday, June 14, 2007, 8:03am; Reply: 42
According to my SWAMI results, I'm supposed to be eating a lot of sweet potatoes.
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Friday, June 15, 2007, 4:06pm; Reply: 43
Here in California, I found a brand called Alexia that makes a frozen french fry of sweet potatoes.  We bake them,
and then add a bit of chili powder, yum!  I think there may be an avoid or 2 added in the processing, but there are
no trans fats used.  I decided for my teens, both Os, that this was better than a regular french fry once in a while.
But I have made oven fries out of fresh sweet potatoes, with a bit of olive oil, salt, garlic or rosemary added.  Love
them when I am craving a sweet!
Posted by: jayneeo, Friday, June 15, 2007, 5:06pm; Reply: 44
Ok, the verdict is: I would choose Hannah for its creamy texture. But if you want something on the plate next to a steak (or lamb chop) the Japan is so starchy, like a white potato, and of course, delicious. (they both win, duh.)
Posted by: 13 (Guest), Friday, June 15, 2007, 7:42pm; Reply: 45
Sliced and fried in Olive Oil, or Baked with Ghee the very best.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, June 15, 2007, 10:11pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from jayneeo
Ok, the verdict is: I would choose Hannah for its creamy texture. But if you want something on the plate next to a steak (or lamb chop) the Japan is so starchy, like a white potato, and of course, delicious. (they both win, duh.)


Thank you jayneeo for sharing your personal feedback on these two sweet potato varieties.  This information helps others who may have the opportunity to find these varieties in their stores.

Alia
Posted by: Becky, Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 4:31pm; Reply: 47
Growing up with the Thanksgiving sweet potato thing........I hated them.  Of course those were actually yams, with the marshmallow and brown sugar and what not.

When I started the BTD, I found that I love sweet potatoes.  Fix them all kinds of ways.  Mashed are one of my favorites, and on rare occasion they make fabulous french fries.  Being a Type O, this gives me a wonderful way to indulge in "the carb fix".  

Mostly I eat them with MEAT!  I love my meat.
Posted by: 1192 (Guest), Thursday, June 21, 2007, 5:04pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from outdoordrea


brianssong, your shield indicates that you are a secretor...have you not taken the saliva test yet?  ??)



no, i haven't taken any test... not sure why it says that?  i must've done something wrong when i was setting my profile up?  
Posted by: jayneeo, Thursday, June 21, 2007, 5:18pm; Reply: 49
Becky, sweet potatoes are often called yams, but really aren't. It's hard to break the habit.
Posted by: MzMoonpie, Thursday, June 21, 2007, 8:38pm; Reply: 50
I like my sweet potatoes any way I can get them, but especially these two ways:

1. Baked (nuked, whatever), with pineapple juice instead of butter, and just a smidgen of brown sugar. Delish.

2.  Baked, then sliced into 1/2 inch slices (skin ON), brush them with butter, and put them on the grill just long enough to get grill marks.   Then mix butter, a little brown sugar, and rum (coconut or regular) and pour the sauce over the sweet potato slices.  Melts in your mouth.
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Friday, June 22, 2007, 10:00am; Reply: 51
I buy canned sweet potato puree, and just eat it as a kind of sweet tooth thing, from time to time.  The SWAMI protocol suggested it highly, along with string beans, for me.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:22pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from brianssong



no, i haven't taken any test... not sure why it says that?  i must've done something wrong when i was setting my profile up?  


You can change that by going into the member center, click on Avatar settings on the left hand side, and choose Type A - the first selection.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:23pm; Reply: 53
Quoted from Ronagon
I buy canned sweet potato puree, and just eat it as a kind of sweet tooth thing, from time to time.  The SWAMI protocol suggested it highly, along with string beans, for me.


I do the same thing with canned pumpkin.
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