Let’s Have a Holiday Potluck!

Let’s have a holiday potluck.  We can’t share actual food, but we can share recipes for our favorite healthier holiday side dishes and healthy holiday eating tips.

Please leave a comment to share a link to your favorite healthier holiday side dish.  You may leave you healthy holiday eating tips in the comment section or as a link.  This is one time I will allow links in comments.  This can be your recipe or a link to a recipe you love on someone else’s site, but please specify which you are doing.

I’ll start.  Since this is my blog I am posting my recipe here.  Even though I’m mostly a “from scratch” kind of cook, nobody wants to be trapped in the kitchen at the holidays. That’s why I like this easy way to serve sweet potatoes. These are pretty much mashed sweet potatoes with a little zip and zing added.  I like to serve these in my Gram’s casserole dish.

Orange Spice Sweet Potatoes

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

Ingredients:
1 orange
3 medium sweet potatoes
enough water to cover sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:
Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Cover with water in saucepan. Cook over medium heat.

Zest the orange. Then cut the orange in half and juice it.

When sweet potatoes are soft mash with a potato masher or in a blender or food processor.  Add orange juice as needed to reach a soft but not runny consistency.

Stir in spices and half of orange zest.

Garnish with remaining orange zest. Serve.

Now, what are you bringing to the holiday potluck?

16 thoughts on “Let’s Have a Holiday Potluck!”

  1. Yum! I adore mashed sweet potatoes and make them for every feast, but for this potluck I’m bringing a roast veggie mixture with diced sweet potatoes, parsnips, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, drizzled with EVOO and sprinkled with S&P and fresh herbs. I love how roasting veggies brings out their sweetness! Thanks for this delicious post! Gina

    1. Fresh tomatoes sound really good to me right now. It’s very cold with snow on the ground here. I’ve made bread that is a lot like the recipe you included. It is very good.

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